Arayes – Meat Stuffed Pita

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Arayes – Meat Stuffed Pita

Arayes – Meat Stuffed Pita


  • 1 pound 85/15 ground beef
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried mint
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2-3 pita breads (about 6 to 7 inches diameter)
  • vegetable oil or avocado oil


  1. Mix the feta cheese, herbs, and spices with the ground beef.
  2. Cut the pita in half. Fill with meat and spread out evenly to desired thinness or thickness
  3. Brush all sides of the filled pita with oil.
  4. Preheat a pan or skillet over medium high heat.
  5. Cook the arayes on each side (top, booth, and the open end) for 2-3 minutes until a dark golden brown color forms.
  6. Slice in half and serve!
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Omg so easy and so delicious! Not too much effort but BIG FLAVOR! Definitely putting these in regular rotation-I’m a dog walker and this is perfect for on the go lunches!

so good and easy!! used harissa, and tzatziki as sauces.

This is very similar to a gozmele. I assume the white sauce is tzatziki?

What is the sauce, shown in a bowl, for topping/dipping?

I have been looking for this recipe had one from a street vender in Switzerland it was delish and I never knew what they were called so thank you.

What is the dipping sauce shown in the picture?

I made these with a cast iron skillet and they were so good. I love the recipe! I did notice you wrote in the comments that they can be baked in the oven also. How long and at what temperature would you recommend they go in the oven?

Hello Moribyan. These look delicious! What is the dipping sauce you show in the picture? And what other dipping sauces would you suggest?
Thank you.

Doesn’t the pita get greasy cooking 85% ground beef in it?

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