Making this popular Lebanese street food "Arayes" is very straightforward. However, to achieve the best results you need to follow a few tips and simple steps:

Mix well until everything is evenly combined. Cut the pita in half and open up the pocket. If you want to serve them as an appetizer, cut them in half, open up the pocket, and then cut each half into quarters.

Add a few tablespoons of the mixture onto each pita and spread it evenly. Avoid making the layer too thick to ensure proper cooking of the Arayes.

Make sure the filling goes all the way to the edges of the pita to get a nice sear when grilled. Brush the pita quarters/halves with a little bit of olive oil.

Grill the Arayes for 4-5 minutes on each side, or until the bread is crispy and the meat is cooked through. Click on  👇 "learn more" for the full recipe.