Lebanese Hummus with Ground Beef

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My Lebanese Hummus with Ground Beef is a recipe I learned from my parents. It's based on a simple and authentic hummus recipe and topped with ground beef, pine nuts, and parsley! Enjoy it with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and Lebanese style pita bread!

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Lebanese Hummus with Ground Beef

As a Lebanese mom, there are two things I’m proud of: 1) the fact that my kids love hummus, and 2) the fact that my kids can pronounce hummus like they are FRESH off the boat! Ahhh, such simple joy! But for real, every time I make my Lebanese Hummus with Ground Beef, or just plain hummus for that matter, my kids swoon over the plate and practically wipe their plate clean…using the pita bread of course!

My Lebanese Hummus with Ground Beef is a recipe I learned from my parents. It's simple and authentic and topped with ground beef and pine nuts!

I hope they always love hummus, and more importantly, I hope they always have a love for Lebanese food like I do. And I know that’s mostly up to me, so I’m doing my part and always keeping up with Lebanese food appearances. Next I need to teach them some classic Lebanese songs and we’re set! hahaha

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For the Hummus

  • 1 15 oz can chickpeas/garbanzo beans
  • 2 small garlic clove
  • 3 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp tahini
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1-2 Tbsp hot water to help blend it

For the Ground Beef & Toasted Pine Nuts

  • 3 Tbsp. pine nuts
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 tsp 7 spice seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon


For the Hummus

  1. In a food processor, blend garbanzo beans, garlic, lemon juice, tahini & salt.
  2. Slowly add boiling hot water to reach the desired consistency & blend until smooth.
  3. Scoop hummus into a platter and store in fridge or set aside.

For the Ground Beef & Toasted Pine Nuts

  1. In a medium size pan on medium heat, dry toast the pine nuts until golden brown and set aside.
  2. Heat the olive oil and brown the ground beef with the seasoning and salt and pepper.
  3. Add the pine nuts to the pan of ground beef and mix.


  1. When ready to serve, scoop the ground beef over the hommus, sprinkle with fresh parsley and drizzle olive oil around the platter.
  2. This can be served warm or cold, to your preference and tastes wonderful with pita bread


  • Reply
    Mark Lee Hunter
    March 10, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    I’ve often eaten this plate in Jordan, and am glad I found your recipe. Made a terrific Saturday night dinner for me and my wife. Had to substitute walnut and pistache for the pine nuts, what we had in the house. And celery leaves for the parsley. Still tasted fine. Thanks!

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      Yumna Jawad
      March 12, 2018 at 9:37 am

      So glad to hear that you enjoyed the recipe! Thanks for sharing the feedback 🙂

  • Reply
    January 19, 2018 at 8:38 pm

    Hummus + ground beef = pure satisfaction! Thank you @feelgoodfoodie for making me look forward to dinners again!

  • Reply
    January 19, 2018 at 8:17 pm

    Can’t wait to try it looks delicious

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      Yumna Jawad
      January 19, 2018 at 8:21 pm

      Thank you!!

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    June 1, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    This is the best hummus recipe out there! I’m Lebanese and I can say this tastes a lot like my grandmas hummus! And I love the ground beef with it, so yum! Thank you ????????

    • Reply
      June 1, 2017 at 7:09 pm

      Thank you so much! So glad you enjoyed it…sa7tain!! 🙂

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