A sloppy joes sandwich placed on a blue plate with fries on the side.

Shawarma Sloppy Joes

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6 sandwiches
Calories: 237.1kcal
Author: Amira
An incredibly easy yet flavorful Mediterranean take on the classic sloppy joes.
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  • Tablespoons  olive oil
  • 1 small (80g) yellow onion diced.
  • 1 large garlic cloves. Almost 1 teaspoon crushed.
  • 1 pound ground beef.
  • 2 Tablespoons white vinegar.
  • 1 can (14oz) tomato puree.
  • 3-4 Tablespoons parsley chopped.

Spice Mix:

  • 1 teaspoon paprika.
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin.
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander.
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper.
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger.
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves.
  • 1/4 teaspoon sumac.
  • 1/4 teaspoon all spice.
  • 1/8 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamoms.
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon.
  • Salt to taste

For serving:

  • brioche buns toasted
  • tomato slices onion slices for garnishing.
  • White Shawarma sauce. Note1


  • In a large skillet, add oil, onion and garlic. Sauté for 2 minutes.
  • Add ground beef breaking it apart. Cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add spices and stir well. Continue to cook for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add vinegar and tomato puree the continue to cook until sauce starts to evaporate and mixture becomes sloppy. This takes about 5-6 more minutes. Stir in parsley.
  • Spoon mixture onto brioche buns, top with your favorite shawarma topping.



Note1: For the white Shawarma sauce check out recipe here.
Nutrition Facts
Shawarma Sloppy Joes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 237.1
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 5.3g33%
Monounsaturated Fat 3.4g
Cholesterol 46.7mg16%
Sodium 319.7mg14%
Potassium 355.6mg10%
Carbohydrates 8.3g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 16.2g32%
Vitamin C 16.8mg20%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 2.8mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Calories: 237.1kcal | Carbohydrates: 8.3g | Protein: 16.2g | Saturated Fat: 5.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3.4g | Cholesterol: 46.7mg | Sodium: 319.7mg | Potassium: 355.6mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin C: 16.8mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 2.8mg

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