This slow cooker version of beef shawarma is easy and extremely flavorful. Using all natural ingredients, it’s also healthy being both paleo and whole30.
To say I like shawarma is an understatement. There’s a really good Lebanese restaurant around the corner from my house and no joke, I order their chicken & beef shawarma at least once a week. Shawarma in general is one of my all-time favorite foods. I had shawarma 3 days in a row for dinner during my last trip to Israel. I’ve been thinking about this recipe pretty much since then.
Technically real shawarma can’t be made in the slow cooker. Real shawarma is meat places on a vertical rotating spit that’s shaved off into for serving. This is more an ode-to shawarma because I love it so much.
You can pretty much use any cut of beef, just be sure to cut it in to strips. I used pre-sliced beef from my monthly Milk & Eggs delivery. It’s the slow cooker so whatever cut you choose should cook down to be tender enough.
- 2 lbs sirloin steak, sliced
- 1 small onion, sliced
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 3 tbsp white vinegar
- 3 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp water
- 2 tsp all spice
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp cardamon
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp pepper
- ½ tsp za'atar (optional)
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- Fresh parsley chopped finely
- Add onion and steak to the bottom of the slow cooker.
- In a small bowl, mix together sauce ingredients.
- Pour sauce into the slow cooker.
- Stir to mix well.
- Cook HIGH 2-3 or LOW 4-6.
This is great served over some greens, in a lettuce wrap, in pita, tortilla, with brown rice, couscous, etc. I ate mine in a grain-free tortilla from Siete Foods.
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