Thursday, April 11, 2013

BBQ'd Beef Roast ~ Manitoulin Shawarma

Being married to a beef farmer, it comes to no surprise that my husband and 4 year old daughter both love their beef.  Roasts are among their favourites.

This recipe is not your standard roast recipe.  Normally, I cook my roasts in the oven or BBQ. This method is a bit unusual, but oh-so-tasty and oh-so-fun!

BBQ'd Beef Roast ~ "Manitoulin Island Shawarma"
Beef shoulder cut
1 large onion (the size of a softball)
vegetable or cooking oil
salt, pepper, garlic powder (or whatever spices you wish)
1/2 quart beef broth (I made my beef broth, but you can use store-bought if you want)
4 cloves of garlic

Slice roast into thin cuts. Drizzle oil over meat. Rub spices over meat.
Cut onion into 3 thick slices.

Take 2 long metal BBQ skewers. On 1 BBQ skewer, thread meat and then 1 slice onion. Repeat twice (meat slices and onion). Take the other skewer, and from the other end, thread through the meat slices and onion slices to give some stability (so it's not flimsy when you sear it on the BBQ).

On BBQ, sear all sides (about 1-2 minute per side).

In a baking pan (one that can go on the BBQ), add your beef broth and your 4 cloves of garlic.
put roast in the pan with the broth (jus).

Cook indirect at 300 degrees F. Cook it low for about 10 minutes or until meat is cooked through, yet moist and juicy.

Flip roast around. Braise and baste in garlic jus.

Once your meat is cooked, remove from BBQ. To serve, hold skewer and with a sharp knife, make thin cuts. The way this looks reminds me of Shawarma. When you slice, you'll get lovely thin slices of BBQ'd beef and onion.

Take your garlic jus and pour it over your meat.

Serve a heaping pile of BBQ beef onto a nice bun. You can add some shredded cheese on top if you like.
I grilled some red pepper and zucchini on the BBQ and served that as a topping.

This is meant to go in a sandwich, but if you're not a bread eater, BBQ some sliced sweet potato and have the grilled zucchini and red pepper as a side dish.

So delicious and a different way to cook beef on the BBQ.


JenniferGrace1 said...

This looks so good I can't wait to get our BBQ out food really does taste better on the "Q".

Jason said...

This looks so Delish Christine, I am definitely going to give it a try, with Gluten Free buns of course :) (darn Celiac Disease)

Christine McN said...

Thanks for visiting the blog and commenting! :) Food really does taste better on the "Q"! :) Love that!

Christine McN said...

For sure! This recipe for the beef itself is gluten-free. If you buy or make your own gluten-free bread, you can have it the way it was intended to be served...or you can do like I did and have a side of BBQ'd sweet potatoes! YUM!

Sny Med said...

Christine, I never knew how shawarma was made so I am thrilled to see your post. You are one of the best cooks I have seen on the web.


Christine McN said...

Sny Med:
I'm not sure if this is exactly how it's made, but this is my version! LOL!!! On Manitoulin, you need to use what you've got.

Awww! Thanks so much for saying that. You are so sweet.

caninecologne said...

Wow C! We've never cooked beef like that before! Now this we have to try! Looks so good!

Christine McN said...

:) If you try it, let me know what you think! It's pretty neat, eh?

mamawee said...

I am not a huge meat fan, but my hubby is - he would probably LOVE it!

Torviewtoronto said...

wonderful homemade shawarma :) one of my favourite food

Tammy inRdream said...

Oh Christine my mouth is watering... Looks so good.

Christine McN said...

:) I know what you mean. I was vegetarian for most of my adult life. I don't eat too much meat now, but my husband and 4 year old love meat! LOL

Christine McN said...

Mmmm...I love it too. I miss going to Lebanese restaurants like the ones I used to frequent when I lived in Toronto!

Multi-Testing Mommy said...

Yum! Yet another reason to the list of reasons why I want to come visit you :)

Christine McN said...

:) Remember, next time I'm in town we are going restaurant hopping! :)

Christine McN said...

:) Remember, next time I'm in town we are going restaurant hopping! :)

Christine McN said...

Multi-Testing Mommy:
Ahhh! Hello, my lovely friend!!! How are you? Yes, please come visit us on Manitoulin!!! :) We're due for a catch up date! :) xoxo

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