1Whisk together 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 teaspoon ground allspice, and salt and pepper to taste. Marinate 1 pound beef or lamb stir-fry strips in the mixture at least 2 hours and up to overnight, refrigerated.
2Prepare tahini sauce by blending 1 cup tahini with 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice, 2 to 3 cloves garlic, the leaves of 1/2 bunch Italian parsley, and about 1 cup water, enough to make a thin, creamy consistency.
3Prepare an onion relish by combining 1 diced sweet or red onion, 1/2 cup coarsely chopped Italian parsley, and 1 tablespoon ground sumac.
4Drain the meat, then grill or broil it and serve in pita breads, topped with the tahini sauce and onion relish.
This hearty beef stew is easy, but not lazy. Braising the meat in red wine and beef broth for an hour before adding the carrots and potatoes ensures the vegetables are tender, not mushy. Frozen peas stirred in at the end add a pop of color and freshness. Get the recipe.