Roasted and grilled meats are ubiquitous throughout the Middle East. This marinade, infused with allspice and cinnamon, would be excellent on lamb or chicken as well. Tuck the grilled chunks of meat and onion into warm whole-wheat pitas. Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2007

Carolyn Malcoun


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  • Combine garlic, lemon juice, 1/4 cup oil, salt, allspice, cinnamon and pepper in a medium bowl. Place beef in a large sealable plastic bag and pour in the marinade. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or up to 1 day.

  • Preheat grill to high.

  • Remove the beef from the bag. (Discard the marinade.) Brush onions with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Divide the beef among 6 skewers and the onions among the remaining 3 skewers. Grill the onions until charred and tender, 10 to 12 minutes per side. Grill the beef, turning once or twice, until slightly charred but still pink in the middle, about 6 minutes. Serve with Tahini Sauce.


Make Ahead Tip: Prepare through Step 1 and refrigerate for up to 1 day.

Equipment: Nine 12-inch skewers

Nutrition Facts

284 calories; 16.8 g total fat; 3.1 g saturated fat; 59 mg cholesterol; 228 mg sodium. 435 mg potassium; 8.9 g carbohydrates; 1.5 g fiber; 2 g sugar; 25.3 g protein; 13 IU vitamin a iu; 12 mg vitamin c; 34 mcg folate; 50 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 39 mg magnesium;

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Rating: 5 stars
I've made this recipe SO many times - with beef chicken and shrimp - the recipe is versatile and the end product is absolutely delicious. I get rave reviews every time I make it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
my god this looks delicious. I wonder if I can make something that looks as good as this.. I doubt it though my cooking experience is limited in Papa's Games website. still going to try though thanks for the amazing recipe! Read More