hummus with beef

Hummus with Beef

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This Hummus with Beef recipe is a simple, authentic and popular Lebanese dish. Hummus with beef is a perfect appetizer, side dish or even a low carb meal by itself!

hummus with beef

Hummus with Beef

Take your simple hummus dip to another level, top it with a perfectly spiced beef, onion and pine nuts. This recipe incorporates the hummus recipe  I posted a while back. 

How do you Make Hummus with Beef?

  • Start by roasting pine nuts until golden. Set aside. 
  • Sauté onion until wilted, then add ground beef, salt/spices and cook. 
  • Make your hummus and spread out into a serving plate. You can use store bought hummus or make my easy hummus recipe
  • Top your hummus plate with warm minced beef mixture and sprinkle with fried pine nuts, garnish with chopped parsley, if you’d like.
homemade hummus with spiced ground beef


  • For fluffy hummus, add ice cube to the food processor. Sounds crazy right? The ice cubes help in whipping the hummus into a creamier texture. 
  • Don’t rush it! Let the food processor run for 4 to 5 minutes. Run the food processor for a few minutes so the hummus mixture will blend well enough to a smooth texture.
  • Serve the hummus with warm ground beef mixture. Serve hummus at room temperature, but make sure to have the beef mixture is warm before topping your hummus. 


Can you freeze hummus?

Hummus freezes really well, I always make a big batch!

For this Hummus with beef recipe, I prefer to freeze beef separate from the hummus though. Also place cooked ground beef in an air tight container. It will keep well for up to 3 months. Thaw it in the fridge before serving. 

Can you make it ahead of time?

Homemade hummus will keep for about a week covered in the fridge. You can make the seasoned ground beef ahead of time and store it separately for 3 days. When ready to serve, warm your beef and spread over hummus.

More  popular Lebanese dips:

Baba Ganoush- Eggplant Dip

Homemade Labneh Dip Recipe

If you love this homemade hummus recipe…

Try other of my favorite hummus variations like Avocado Hummus Recipe and Beet Hummus

If you’ve tried this healthy Lebanese side dish recipe or any other recipe on The Salt and Sweet Kitchen, then don’t forget to rate the recipe and leave me a comment below! I would love to hear about your experience making it. And if you snapped some shots of it, share it with me on Instagram or Facebook

homemade hummus

Hummus with Beef

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Take your traditional hummus bowl to another level. Top it with a delicious spiced beef and pine nuts mixture!


For Hummus

  • 1/4 cup Tahini Paste- well mixed
  • 1 (15 oz) can chick peas-rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 small garlic clove- minced
  • 3 tbsp cold water
  • Salt to taste ( start with 1 tsp)

For Beef

  • 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 1 large onion- minced 
  • 2 tbsp olive or avocado oil
  • Minced parsley for garnishing- optional
  • tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp black pepper

For pine nuts

  • 1 tbsp of olive or avocado oil
  • 2 tbsp pine nuts



  1. In your food processor, pulse washed chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, salt and garlic until smooth, about 2 minutes.
  2. Scrape the sides and bottom of the food processor with a rubber spoon ,then pulse a little bit more, until smooth and creamy- about 1-2 minutes.
  3. If your hummus is too thick, add 2-3 tablespoons of cold water and pulse some more, until reaching your desired consistency.
  4. Taste and adjust the seasoning: extra pinch of salt or a little extra lemon juice.


  1. In a large skillet, over medium heat, heat oil. Add minced onions and salt and cook for 8-10 minutes or until wilted, but not browned.
  2. Add ground beef and spices and continue cooking for additional 10 minutes or until beef is cooked through.

Pine nuts:

In a medium size pan over medium heat, heat oil. Add the pine nuts and toast for about 5 minutes or until golden brown, stirring frequently.


  1. Spread your hummus into a serving plate.
  2. Top with warm minced beef mixture and sprinkle with fried pine nuts, and garnish with chopped parsley, if you’d like.
  3. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 217Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 169mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 15g

Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients you use.

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