Middle Eastern-Style Beef Pitas

Middle Eastern-Style Beef Pitas

This flavorful dish features herby za’atar-spiced beef, which we’re piling onto warm pitas alongside creamy garlic-seasoned labneh. A salad of butter lettuce tossed with crisp radishes and sweet dates offers refreshing contrast.

Adapted from BlueApron


Metric System
  • oil
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 2 oz yogurt
  • 1 clove garlic
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • 3 tsp vinegar
  • 3 tsp za'atar seasoning
  • 8 oz beef
  • Step 1

    Step 1

    Spread the garlic labneh onto the warmed pitas. Top with the cooked beef and a drizzle of olive oil.

  • oil
  • Step 2

    In a bowl, combine the ingredients, and as much of the garlic paste as you’d like. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired.

  • 0.25 cup yogurt
  • oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • Step 3

    Transfer to a work surface and carefully unwrap.

    Step 4

    If using the oven, wrap the pitas in foil and place directly onto the oven rack.

    Step 5

    if using the microwave, wrap the pitas in a damp paper towel; microwave on high 1 minute, or until heated through and pliable. Skip if using oven.

    Step 6

    If you prefer to use an oven to warm the pitas instead of a microwave, set the oven to 375°F.

    Step 7

    Add the vinegar. Cook, stirring frequently, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until combined. Turn off the heat.

  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • Step 8

    Continue to cook, stirring constantly, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until browned and just cooked through.

    Step 9

    Add the seasoned beef in an even layer and cook, without stirring.

    Step 10

    In a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat olive oil on medium-high.

  • 1 tsp oil
  • Step 11

    Season with salt, pepper, and enough of the za’atar to coat (you may have extra); toss to coat.

  • salt
  • black pepper
  • 1 tbsp za'atar seasoning
  • Step 12

    Separate the beef and pat dry with paper towels; place in a bowl.

  • 8 oz beef
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