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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 3 hours 30 mins
  • Total Time: 3 hours 50 mins
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern


Shawarma is a Levantine Arab dish prepared with spit grilled meat cut into thin slices served on flat bread with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, sour cream and hummus


  • Lebanese Flat Bread or any flat bread
  • 1 kg boneless rump roast (pick the ones with lots of marbling)
  • 1/2 head iceberg lettuce, chopped
  • 6 medium tomatoes, 4 chopped and 2 quartered
  • 3 large red onion, 2 chopped and 1 quartered
  • hummus
  • sour cream
  • sweet chilli sauce (optional)
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • olive oil


  1. Preheat oven at 190C, rest the beef rump in room temperature for an hour before cooking.
  2. Rub around 1 tbsp of olive oil, 1 tbsp salt and 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper on the roast.  Place it on an oven rack with the fatty side up then place quartered tomatoes and onions on the top of the roast.
  3. Now roast for 30 minutes at 190C then lower the heat to 100C and cook for 3 hours.
  4. Carve the roast into flakes.  Then set aside.
  5. Now to prepare each flat bread by heating it up in a non stick pan.  Remove from pan then spread 2 spoonfuls of hummus, 1 spoonful of sour cream, and chilli sauce according to your liking in the middle of the bread.
  6. Add 3 spoonfuls of the carved meat, then a handful of chopped lettuce, 2 spoonful of chopped tomatoes and 1 spoonful of chopped onions.
  7. Roll the wraps, then serve.