Shawarma Gyro Recipe

If you call is Shawarma Sandwich or Gyro Sandwich or even well known as a doner Kabab this is the easy way to make it at home. With a great marinade with garlic, onion and other spices. Serve with taratur sauce, lettuce, tomato, pita bread, turnip pickles, hummus and tabouleh salad. Making this delicious kabab in the convenience of your home will be a great treat.


1) Get the lean beef, and cut into long thin strips.

2) Place the meat into a plastic ziploc bag.

3) To the ziploc bag add the onions, crushed garlic,  ground cardamom, nutmeg, cloves, all spice, black pepper, cinnamon, bay leaves, lemon juice, vinegar, veg oil. 

4) Close the ziploc bag and toss around to coat the meat.

5) Allow to Marinade for 6 hours or overnite for best results.

6) Pour the ziploc mixture onto a heated skillet and cook until done. 

*NOTE -   Serve with shredded lettuce, tomatoes, taratur and pita bread to make a Gyro sandwich.

  1. 4 lbs lean beef cut into thin strips
  2. 1 onion thinly sliced
  3. 4-5 cloves garlic mashed
  4. 1 tsp salt
  5. 1/2 tsp ground cardamom (hab el hel)
  6. 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  7. 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  8. 2-3 bay leaves
  9. 1/2 cup lemon juice
  10. 1/2 cup vinegar
  11. 1/2 cup veg. oil
  12. 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  13. 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  14. 1/2 tsp ground all spice