Lebanon goes to Mexico for this delicious fusion creation. Shawarma Taco, or Tacos Árabes, is a Mexican taco style that was heavily influenced by the Middle Eastern immigrants that arrived to different parts of South America. When the spices, meat-cooking styles, and respective wraps of tacos and shawarma collided, Tacos Árabes was born.
6 - 8Serves
450Calories Per Serving
- 1kg bone-in beef (shank or tail)
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- salt & pepper
- 6 flour tortillas
- Tahini Crema:
- 1 cup sour cream
- 2-3 tablespoons tahini paste
- 1/4 teaspoon sugar
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Sumac Onion Salsa:
- 1 cup of diced tomatoes
- 1 cup of diced red onion
- 1 tbsp of sumac
- 1 tbsp of cumin
- 1/2 bunch parsley, finely chopped
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1In a cast-iron pot on high heat, sear the beef in a couple Tbsp. of olive oil. Add enough water to cover the meat. Add salt, pepper, and soy sauce.
2Bring to a boil, then reduce and let simmer on low heat for 2 hours until the meat is falling off the bone.
3In a medium bowl, combine the onions, sumac, cumin and salt and massage the onions and spices until fully combined. Add the tomatoes, parsley, and salt to taste. Combine all together.
4Combine the sour cream and tahini in a bowl. Adjust salt, pepper, sugar to taste.
5When the meat is done, remove it from any remaining liquid and shred it into small pieces.
6Toast your tortillas on the flame of your gas stove or in the oven.
7Build the taco by layering the meat first, then salsa, and drizzling the crema on top.
8Serve with lime wedges to squeeze on the tacos, and hot sauce right before eating.
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