Middle Eastern Steak Pitas

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Middle Eastern Steak Pitas

Serves 4
1¼ pounds flank steak, thinly sliced against the grain
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
¼ cup fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
¼ cup chopped fresh parsley and/or mint
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
¼ cup tahini (sesame paste)
2 medium tomatoes, diced
3 small Persian cucumbers, peeled and chopped
4 pocketless pitas

Combine the steak, onion, pumpkin pie spice, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 minced  garlic clove, 2 tablespoons chopped herbs, 1 teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper in a bowl; toss well to  coat. Set aside while you prepare the salad.

Whisk the tahini, the remaining garlic and 2 tablespoons lemon juice, and 1 tablespoon olive oil in a separate  bowl; stir in the tomatoes and cucumbers.

Heat a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat until very hot. Brush the pitas with the remaining 1 tablespoon  olive oil; cook until lightly toasted, about 1 minute per side. Transfer to plates. Working in batches, add the  meat and onion to the skillet in a single layer and cook until browned, about 2 minutes per side.

Serve the steak and onion on the pitas with the cucumber salad. Top with the remaining herbs.