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Hummus with Spiced Beef and Pine Nuts

Creamy hummus topped with spiced ground beef, toasted pine nuts, and fresh herbs is a great appetizer or light meal!


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lb ground beef (I used 96% lean)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 2 cups prepared hummus
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh mint
  • More olive oil , for drizzling
  • Pita bread , for serving


  • Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add oil and let heat for 1 minute.
  • Add ground beef and sprinkle with spices and salt. Cook until browned completely, stirring frequently, about 5-7 minutes.
  • While beef is cooking, toast the pine nuts in a small skillet set over medium low heat, about 2-3 minutes. Stir frequently and watch carefully to make sure they don't burn. Add to the ground beef.
  • Spread hummus on a plate or shallow bowl. Top with ground beef and pine nut mixture. Sprinkle with fresh herbs and drizzle a little olive oil over the whole dish. Serve immediately with warmed pita bread.
  • This dish can also be made with ground lamb in place of the ground beef.


Calories: 613kcal, Carbohydrates: 19g, Protein: 30g, Fat: 47g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Cholesterol: 81mg, Sodium: 834mg, Potassium: 637mg, Fiber: 8g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 89IU, Calcium: 67mg, Iron: 6mg
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