Qawarma (spiced preserved lamb)

Main Dish
4 servings
15 min
45 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4
2 1/2 libras. beef fat or margarine,melted

5 libras. lean lamb or mutton, cut into 1/2"cubes

5 teaspoons. salt

2 1/2 teaspoons.pepper


  • Place the melted beef fat or margarine in a pot over medium heat and bring to a boil. Add in the lamb or mutton, if using, salt and pepper.
  • Cook uncovered. Stir regularly to make sure the lamb does not stick to the bottom of the pot. Cook until lamb is well cooked.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool. Place the meat in clear glass jars covered with 1/2" of the fat.Seal tightly.
  • Store qawarma in a cool, dry place till ready for use. Before using, slightly warm the qawarma and discard the fat.
  • Always return unused qawarma to cool. dry place after use.


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