Egyptian Hawawshi
Servings Prep Time
6people 30minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
6people 30minutes
Cook Time
  • 6 pita bread pockets(not the thin kind)
  • 1(450)pound(grams) of lean ground beef(I used 95/5 and you could get away with less than a pound)
  • 1 oniondiced
  • 1 roma tomatodiced
  • 2 cloves garlicpressed
  • 1/4cup fresh parsley and corianderchopped and mixed together
  • 1/4cup green pepperchopped
  • 1/2tsp cayenne pepper(add more if you like it spicy!)
  • 1 1/2tsp seven spice(blend of cinnamon, clove, allspice, etc.)
  • 1/2tsp crushed red pepper or Simply Organic Spicy Steak seasoning(OPTIONAL)
  • 1 1/2tsp salt
  • 1/4cup melted butter
  • Parchment paper
  1. Preheat oven to 400F/200C.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the beef, onion, garlic, tomato, green pepper, parsley/coriander, and the remaining spices. Knead well until you have mixed all the ingredients into the beef.
  3. Carefully open the pita pockets with your hands. If the bread is not fresh, it will crumble.
  4. Put approximately a 1/4 inch thick layer of meat inside of each pita pocket. You can always add a bit more, as it depends on the size of your pitas.
  5. Brush the outside of the pita pocket with butter. Wrap each one in a piece of parchment paper.
  6. Bake in the oven until the outside of the bread is crispy (about 20-25 minutes) and the meat is cooked. Depending on your oven, you may want to flip these over half way.