spicy beef on hummus with grilled veggies
we ate at a local lebanese restaurant the other day for lunch. it was our first time there and while the service was terrible, (the waitress seemed to have the same common sense as a poodle) the food was pretty good. now nothing compares to Open Sesame, since that is our mediterranean restaurant of choice but they did serve a spiced beef on hummus dish that made us swoon. i never buy ground beef since i kind of have an aversion to it but this dish called for bovine and not poultry. i searched for recipes like this one and found it fairly simple- beef, onions, garlic, allspice, pine nuts and hummus. all good. i added a little extra lovin (sriracha sauce aka rooster sauce) to mix things up and served alongside roasted veggies. it was tasty! we decided next time to use ground chicken since ground beef always freaks me out after i've eaten it but man was it good.
1 lb extra lean organic ground beef
1 small yellow onion, diced
4 garlic cloves, chopped
cinnamon- no measurements on the spices here, just added, tasted, added, tasted until it was right for us.
teeny pinch of curry powder
big handful of pine nuts
6 tbl unsalted butter
saute onions and garlic in olive oil. add beef and cook on med heat. add spices, hot sauce, pine nuts and butter. cook for 30 min with lid on med heat. stir occasionally.
2 cans organic garbanzo beans, drained
1/2 cup organic tahini sauce
3 garlic cloves
whip it all up in the food processor. add more olive oil, seasoning to taste.
cut up organic carrots and zucchini into match stick size pieces. toss with parsley, salt and pepper and olive oil. grill until tender.
heat up good quality pita bread. slather with hummus. top with beef and throw a handful of veggies on top. sprinkle with parsley and eat, eat, eat. oh, don't forget a big helping of hot sauce!