Moroccan Sandwich Recipes

Did you know that meat and veggie tagines, stewed lentils or even cooked salads might be stuffed in Moroccan bread and eaten sandwich style? If that doesn't appeal to you, look to one of these other Moroccan recipes for sandwich inspiration.

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    Kefta, of Course!

    Kefta Kebab

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    Moroccan-seasoned ground beef or lamb is among the most popular sandwich fillers around Grill it, broil it, pan fry it -- no matter how you cook it, you'll find that kefta makes a great sandwich. You can keep things ultra simple by adding lettuce, tomato, onions and mayo or keep the fillers coming and add in chopped salads, harissa,  grilled onions, olives and more. 

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    Moroccan Brochettes

    Photo © Christine Benlafquih

    Traditionally speaking, the most popular Moroccan sandwich may be a wedge of Moroccan bread stuffed with tender spiced brochette meat and Salade Mechouia. You can add other fillers as well, such as Olive Tapenade, Onions Mezqueldi or fromage rouge.

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    Chicken or Turkey Breast with Merguez Spices

    Photo © Christine Benlafquih

    Merguez spices give zesty seasoning to this easy grilled or pan-fried chicken breast recipe. I like to use it to make sandwiches, along with fillers such as caramelized onions, lettuce and tomato.

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    Kefta Stuffed Rolls

    Photo © Christine Benlafquih

    Stuffed breads and pastries of various kinds are very popular in Morocco. Here, Moroccan ground beef (kefta) filling with olives to stuff soft sandwich rolls prior to baking them. Make them ahead of time and keep in the freezer for easy snacking.

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    Moroccan Style Chicken Shawarma

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    Chicken Shawarma Wrap. PinoDita/Moment Open/Getty Images

    Shawarma is a Middle Eastern sandwich wrap stuffed with strips of tender, marinated chicken. This version uses Moroccan spices and includes directions for making a traditional tahini-yogurt sauce. It's easy to make, but allow time for overnight or all-day marinating.

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    Bocadillo with Tuna, Olives and Potatoes

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    The word

    bocadillo is Spanish, but Moroccans also use it to describe a hoagie-style sandwich which is sold as a street food and widely available in sandwich shops. The combination of tuna, potatoes and olives is especially popular. is a chili pepper condiment which adds a fiery touch.

    is Spanish, but Moroccans also use it to describe a hoagie-style sandwich which is sold as a street food and widely available in sandwich shops. The combination of tuna, potatoes and olives is especially popular. is a chili pepper condiment which adds a fiery touch.

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    Moroccan Marinated Steak

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    Grilled Marinated Steak. Catherine B./Flickr - CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

    Let the marinated, cooked steak (I often use a grill pan) sit a bit before slicing it thinly. Stuff it in bread of your choice with caramelized onions, lettuce, tomato, cheese and whatever else strikes your fancy. Easy, simple and delicious.

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    Chermoula Stuffed Shrimp

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    Photo © Christine Benlafquih

    Whether you fry them or grill them, chermoula-stuffed shrimp make a memorable sandwich. We first sampled them offered this way as a street food; the vendor stuffed them in bread with olives, harissa, chopped tomato and green pepper salad and onion. Absolutely fabulous. 

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    Moroccan Style Hamburger

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    Moroccan Style Hamburger. Matilda Lindeblad/Stock Food Creative/Getty Images

    The addition of Moroccan spices and herbs to the meat helps elevate a routine hamburger into a memorable meal. Grilling the meat will add even more flavor. Try serving it on Homemade Hamburger Rolls.

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    Merguez Sausage

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    These spicy North African sausages are popular in Morocco, where they're served plain, with couscous, in sandwiches, with eggs or stuffed into pastries. They can be made from ground lamb, ground beef, or a mixture of the two.

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    Batbout

    Photo © Christine Benlafquih

    When made correctly, this Moroccan pan-fried bread puffs up with a pocket just like pita bread. Stuff it with any sandwich filler of your choice, or simply spread with soft cheese and enjoy. They keep well in the freezer and can be defrosted quickly in the microwave.

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    Khobz b'Chehma

    Photo © Christine Benlafquih

    This Moroccan stuffed bread features a traditional filling of onions, parsley, spices and beef or lamb suet. Although often offered for tea time, you might prefer to make a meal of it.

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    Chicken Sandwiches with Curry or Tandoori Spices

    Photo © Christine Benlafquih

    No, they're not Moroccan, but they're definitely part of the fusion fare landscape here in Morocco and are so tasty that I had to share them. Sandwich fillers with both spice blends are quite popular at a restaurant in my neighborhood, and curry and tandoori seasoning are likewise available at my local Moroccan spice shop. Either may be used to season the poultry in this sandwich recipe. Use chicken or turkey breast, and be sure to allow ample time for marinating the meat.