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(Middle Eastern spiced meat sandwich)


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?Lean lamb or beef, or boneless, skinless chicken, sliced very thinly -- 2 pounds
?Garlic, minced -- 3-4 cloves
?Salt -- 2 teaspoons
?Pepper -- 1 teaspoon
?Ground allspice -- 1 teaspoon
?Ground cardamom -- 1 teaspoon
?Ground cloves -- 1/2 teaspoon
?Ground nutmeg -- 1/2 teaspoon
?Yogurt -- 1 cup
?Vinegar or lemon juice -- 1/4 cup
1.Mix all the ingredients together in a non-reactive bowl and set aside to marinate for anywhere from 1 hour to overnight. Drain and discard any excess marinade.
2.To Broil: Heat an oven broiler to high. Spread the meat evenly in a single layer on an ovenproof pan. Set 4-6 inches under the broiler flame and broil until cooked through, 5-8 minutes. Stir halfway through to cook evenly.
3.To Grill: Heat coals or set gas to high heat. Spread the meat in a grill basket and grill until cooked through, 5-8 minutes, turning occasionally.
4.Serve inside folded pita bread with your choice of garnishes (see variations).