Turkish Beef Shawarma

Main Ingredient: Beef Strips
Servings: 4



1 lb. beef strips
2 tablespoons lemon juice, fresh squeezed
¼ cup plain yogurt, greek is recommended
½ teaspoon minced garlic
¼ teaspoon nutmeg, fresh ground is best


1. Prepare Tabbouleh. Mix bulgur and boiling water; set aside for 30 minutes.

2. Combine remaining Tabbouleh ingredients.

3. Fluff bulgur, add to combined mixture; refrigerator at least 1 hour for flavors to develop.

4. Salt and pepper the beef strips.

5. Combine lemon juice, yogurt, garlic and nutmeg in a large bowl. Add seasoned beef strips; marinate 1 hour. Remove beef from marinade and grill to desired doneness. Serve with pita bread and tabbouleh (recipe below).

Meal Tips

To make the Tabbouleh, use the following ingredients:


1 cup bulgur

1 ½ cups boiling water

1/3 cup olive oil

1/3 cup lemon juice, fresh squeezed

1 cup fresh chopped parsley

¼ cup fresh chopped mint

1 cup scallions, minced

2 cups cherry tomatoes, sliced in half

salt and pepper to taste


Tip: Use a grill basket or sheet of foil to ensure the items don’t fall through the grate.