Spiced Beef Hummus


Spiced Beef Hummus 

Makes 4 – 6 servings (as a main) 


2 tablespoons grapeseed oil 

1 large Spanish onion, finely diced 

3 garlic cloves, minced 

1 pound ground chuck 

2 teaspoons ground cumin 

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 

1 teaspoon Aleppo pepper

1 teaspoon smoked paprika 

½ teaspoon allspice 

Sea salt and cracked black pepper 

Hummus and Salad 

2 cups hummus (homemade is best – recipe here

1 cup diced English cucumber 

2 plum tomatoes, diced 

3 radishes, diced 

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 

Zest of 1 lemon 

Juice of 1/2 lemon 

3 green onions, finely diced 

Flat-leaf parsley, for garnish 

Toasted pita chips, to serve 

  1. First, prepare the hummus. Homemade is quick and easy, and SO much better than store-bought. Awesome. 
  2. Beef time. Heat a large skillet over medium-heat, and pour in the oil. When hot, add the onion, season with a small pinch of salt, and cook until softened and translucent, about 6 – 8 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook for 30 seconds, then add the beef and spices, and season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook, breaking up the beef with a wooden spoon, until it is cooked through and starting to get nice and crispy, about 8 – 10 minutes. Set aside. Taste and adjust seasoning as necessary. 
  3. Salad time. In a bowl, combine the cucumber, tomato, and radish. Add the olive oil, lemon zest and juice, season with salt and pepper, and toss to combine. Done. 
  4. Spread the hummus onto a serving platter, then top with the spiced beef. Sprinkle over the green onions, garnish with parsley, and serve with your salad, toasted pita chips, and extra lemon. Delicious!!


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