Hummus with Meat (Hummus Bil Lahme)
- 1/2 pound ground beef
- 1 small onion, or 1/2 large onion, chopped
- 1/3 cup pine nuts
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons of pomegranate molasses
- favorite homemade recipe for hummus, or favorite store bought hummus
- pita bread
We all love hummus right? Right. Here’s a traditional middle eastern way of serving hummus, and out of all the different varieties this is by far my favorite way of having it.
Makes two plates.
In a large pan, toast the pine nuts on medium heat till golden. About two minutes. Once toasted, set aside in a small bowl.
In the same pan on medium heat, heat the veggie oil. Once warm enough, throw in the chopped onions and sauté until very golden. Then add the meat, season with salt, pepper, and cinnamon. Using a wooden spoon, break the meat into small pieces. Cook meat till browned and a tad crispy. Then add the pomegranate molasses and cook for 1 minute, stirring everything together. Add the toasted pine nuts, mix together. Turn of heat. Taste, and adjust seasoning if necessary.
Make a plate of hummus, and top with the meat. Drizzle a little extra virgin olive oil on top if you’d like. Serve with warm pita bread and enjoy!