This hawawshi--a hot sandwich that's a favorite Cairo street food--is filled with ground beef, vegetables, herbs and spices and adapted to be made in a home panini press. If you don't have one, cook it in a skillet over medium heat with another skillet on top, weighted down with a few 15-ounce cans. (Recipe adapted from Zooba Restaurant.)

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, March 2020

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Recipe Summary

active:
35 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine onion, bell pepper, hot pepper and tomato in a food processor. Pulse until finely chopped. Add salt, allspice and pepper. Pulse, scraping down the sides as necessary, until well combined.

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  • Transfer the mixture to a large bowl. Add beef and cilantro and mix well. Stuff about 1/2 cup of the filling into each pita half.

  • Preheat a panini press to high. Press the hawawshi in batches until brown and crispy, about 5 minutes.

Tips

Equipment: Panini press

Nutrition Facts

346 calories; protein 35.2g; carbohydrates 25.7g; dietary fiber 3.1g; sugars 2.4g; fat 11.5g; saturated fat 4.1g; cholesterol 86.7mg; vitamin a iu 226IU; vitamin c 23.5mg; folate 20.5mcg; calcium 25.1mg; iron 4.4mg; magnesium 58.7mg; potassium 529.6mg; sodium 605.4mg.
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