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Hummus with Meat All Over It

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
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2 tablespoons flavorless oil

1 large onion, finely chopped 

Kosher salt 

1 pound ground beef (85/15 or whatever you prefer) 

2 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin 

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 

1 teaspoon ground Aleppo pepper 

1/4 teaspoon allspice 

Freshly ground black pepper 

2 cups hummus 

1/4 cup toasted pine nuts 

1/4 cup pomegranate seeds 

Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish 


  1. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and a pinch of salt. Cook, stirring, until soft and translucent, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the beef and sprinkle it with the cumin, cinnamon, Aleppo pepper, allspice, 1/2 teaspoon salt and a few turns of black pepper. Cook, breaking up the beef with a spoon or spatula, until it is heated through and no longer pink, 7 to 10 minutes. Taste and adjust the seasonings as desired.
  2. To serve, spread the hummus in a serving bowl and top it with the beef. Sprinkle with the pine nuts, pomegranate seeds and parsley.