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Lebanese meat stuffed pita triangles served on a white platter with a small bowl of yogurt and parsley for garnish
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Meat Stuffed Pitas (Arayes)

Quick and easy to make, these Lebanese meat stuffed pitas are one delicious recipe! These beef arayes are ready to enjoy in minutes and every bite is truly tasty!
Cuisine Lebanese
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 444kcal
Author Yumna Jawad


  • 1 pound ground beef 80-85% lean
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley
  • 1 small yellow onion minced
  • 2 teaspoons 7 spice
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon coriander
  • teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper, to taste
  • 2 double-play pita breads
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil for stovetop cooking
  • Olive oil cooking spray for oven baking


  • Place the ground beef, parsley, onions, 7 Spice, cumin, cinnamon, coriander, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Use your hands to mix until well combined.
  • Cut each pita into fourth. Pull part the two sides of pita. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the beef mixture

Stovetop Instructions

  • Heat a grill pan or regular pan on medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  • Place four of the stuffed pitas on the grill pan and cook until the pita is golden in color and beef is cooked to your liking, about 7-10 minutes total. Repeat with the remaining olive oil and the remaining stuffed pitas.

Baking Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Place the stuffed pitas on a baking dish and spray with olive oil cooking spray. Bake until the pita is golden and crispy and the beef is cooked to your liking, about 8-10 minutes.
  • Serve hot with plain yogurt for dipping, if desired.


Calories: 444kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 537mg | Potassium: 429mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 644IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 3mg