Lebanese meat stuffed pitas, also known as arayes, are a popular Middle Eastern appetizer or main dish. The dish consists of pita bread that is stuffed with a mixture of ground meat (usually beef or lamb), onions, parsley, and Middle Eastern spices, such as cumin and paprika. The stuffed pita is then grilled or baked until the meat is fully cooked and the pita is crispy and golden brown.
The meat mixture for arayes is typically made by cooking ground meat with onions and spices, then mixing in fresh parsley before stuffing the pita bread. The pita is typically cut into small triangles or squares and served with a variety of Middle Eastern dips and sauces, such as hummus, baba ghanoush, or tahini sauce.
Arayes can be made using a variety of meats, spices, and herbs, making them a versatile dish that can be adapted to suit different tastes and preferences. They can be served as a snack or appetizer, or as a main dish alongside a salad or other side dishes.