Hummus With Beef (Hummus Ma Lahma)

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

from Saveur Magazine April 2006

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak chickpeas overnight. Drain, cover with water and boil until tender (about an hour) Reserve 1/4 cup of the cooking liquid, drain chickpeas and set aside to cool.
  2. Peel the cooled chickpeas, and puree with the reserved cooking liquid.
  3. Place garlic clove and a pinch of salt in a mortar and crush into a paste. Add garlic paste, tahini, lemon juice, and salt to pureed chickpeas.
  4. Transfer hummus to a shallow bowl, and press a well into the center with a spoon. Set aside.
  5. Cook beef in a skillet with the spices over medium heat until browned. Drain grease, and spoon into the well in the hummus.
  6. Drizzle with olive oil, and garnish with parsley and paprika.
  7. Serve with olives and pita bread.