I’m going to try not to drool as I write up this post, but you guys, this Spiced Beef and Caramelized Onion Loaded Hummus is so good, you’re going to understand when you try it.
I like mash ups and this one combines some of my favorites. My spiced beef from my Moroccan Spiced Beef and Creamy Potatoes, caramelized onions, and my Classic Lemon and Tahini Hummus — add some feta, pine nuts, and cilantro to the top and this is a flavor packed dip.
This is going to seem like a lot of steps, but trust me, it’s well worth it.
Now, what to dip. Personally, I like pita chips, but carrots cut into chips on the diagonal would be perfect too. You just need something sturdy to hold up to the weight of the beef and onions.
Here’s how I tackle this:
- Make the hummus and let it sit
- Get the onions going in a skillet – you can pretty much forget about them and stir occasionally, they take 20 minutes.
- Start working on the beef. this is the last thing to cook.
- While the beef and onions are cooking away, you can get the hummus on the plate, and get your garnishes (feta, pine nuts, and cilantro) ready for their debut.
You know I’ve got a thing for Mediterranean dishes and this one hits all the marks.
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1, 15 ounce can chickpeas, reserve 3 tablespoons liquid before draining
2 tablespoons tahini
1.5 tablespoons lemon juice
1 clove garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cumin
3 to 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 cups sliced yellow onions
1 pound extra lean ground beef
1 clove garlic minced
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon coriander
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
2 tablespoons pine nuts
2 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro
In a food processor or high powered blender, add chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, salt, cumin, and reserved chickpea liquid.
Blend until ingredients start to come together and start to drizzle in olive oil, 1 tablespoon at a time until your hummus reaches a creamy consistency. Use less olive oil if you want a thicker hummus and more olive oil if you want it thinner.
In a small skillet over low heat, add olive oil and all onions. Let onions saute for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. When they turn a deep brown, they are ready.
In a medium skillet, over medium high heat, add ground beef and cook until fully browned and then reduce the heat to low and add garlic, tomato paste, and all remaining spices, and salt. Stir until the spices are mixed in.
Putting It All Together
Spread the hummus out on a plate in a 1/2 inch layer.
Evenly spread the meat over the hummus, then the caramelized onions.
Garnish with feta, pine nuts, and cilantro
You can give a final drizzle of olive oil at the end if you have some available.
Serve with Pita Chips or large sliced carrots