Lebanese Donair Recipe – Lebanese Special

This donair recipe features seasoned meat, fresh parsley salad, and creamy tahini sauce. This pita sandwich is eaten in many parts of the Middle East.

  • Prep Time30 min
  • Cook Time40 min
  • Perform Time4 hr
  • Total Time5 hr 10 min

Lebanese Donair Ingredients:

  • 3 ¼ pounds boneless top round steak, sliced very thin
  • 2 large tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup red wine vinegar
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cardamom
  • salt to taste
  • 1 bunch finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 large sweet onion, finely chopped
  • ? cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup tahini (sesame-seed paste)
  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt to taste
  • 7 (6 inch) pita bread rounds
  • 3 large tomatoes, coarsely chopped

How to Make Lebanese Donair


Place sliced beef into a flat, oven-proof baking dish. Stir together tomatoes, vinegar, olive oil, lemon juice, allspice, garlic, cinnamon, black pepper, cardamom, and salt in a bowl until well blended. Pour over beef, turning slices to coat evenly. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours.


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).


Make salad: Stir together parsley, onion, olive oil, and lemon juice in a bowl until combined.


Place pita bread rounds on serving plates. Spoon beef slices down the center of each pita. Top with salad, sauce, and tomatoes. Roll up the sides of pita bread around filling to serve.