Beef Shish Kabob Recipe | PBS Food

Traditional Armenian beef kabobs seasoned with black and aleppo peppers, and served with lavash. Armen Martirosyan recipe from Mini Kabob and Mid East Tacos is featured in the Los Angeles episode of No Passport Required.


Yield: 4 servings

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  • Flap meat (1 slab) cubes 2.5 x 2.5 in
  • 1 whole onion sliced
  • 6 tbsp salt
  • 3 tbsp black pepper
  • 3 tbsp aleppo pepper
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 8 oz water


  1. Trim the excess fat and skin off the flap meat.
  2. After fabricating make 2.5 x 2.5 inch cubes of steak, place them in a bowl and run with cold water. Run water through meat until it’s free of blood. Strain and leave a little water in the bowl.
  3. Add sliced onions, salt, back pepper, aleppo pepper, and oil. Mix and coat all the meat and let it sit over night.
  4. 24 hours later skewer the meat.
  5. Place over charcoal and grapevines cook both sides for about 4 minutes. After it’s reached medium rare take steak off the skewer and serve with lavash.
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