Hummus with Ground Beef

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Creamy, garlicky hummus is topped with Certified Angus Beef® ground beef cooked in clarified butter and scented with cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. This easy Lebanese recipe is perfect for scooping up with pita bread or eating alongside a big Syrian salad.

Hummus with ground beef, certified angus beef.

I recently returned from another successful Fresh Air Retreat in Scottsdale, AZ. It was amazing to be surrounded by so many other talented food bloggers, and to learn from each other and from some incredible brands. While there, we were spoiled with a delicious meal by Certified Angus Beef.

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Chef Ashley prepared us an amazing Certified Angus Beef® ribeye. Every Certified Angus Beef® cut comes from farming and ranching families that are dedicated to raising the best beef to higher standards The marbling of the beef is the secret to the amazing flavor, and you could really taste the increased quality with every bite.

Certified angus beef cutting ribeye.
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As delicious as it would be, we can’t eat ribeye every night. That’s why I’ve paired up with Certified Angus Beef to create this simpler, quicker dish that you could make for any weeknight dinner. Hummus with Ground Beef stems from my Lebanese roots, while mixing in the delicious quality of Certified Angus Beef® ground beef.

Why Eat the Certified Angus Beef® brand?

  • The Certified Angus Beef ® brand is the best beef available. That’s why it’s trusted by 5-star chefs and the best home cooks, because when it comes to serving a great meal, quality ingredients matter.
  • This beef is full of flavor and is certified to taste great. You’re going to get a juicy, tender, flavorful bite every time.
  • Every Certified Angus Beef ® product starts on a family farm or ranch, where ranchers sustainably raise beef to a higher standard.
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  • For the hummus: chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini, garlic, salt, olive oil, and water.
  • For the ground beef: clarified butter, Certified Angus Beef® ground sirloin, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, pepper, and allspice.

How to Make Hummus with Ground Beef

hummus ingredients in food processer

Start your Hummus with Ground Beef by making your hummus. Add your rinsed chickpeas, garlic cloves, and salt to your food processor.

Fresh lemon juice added to hummus

Next, add freshly squeezed lemon juice (straining to catch any seeds).

Adding tahini sauce to hummus

Finish with the tahini sauce and ice water. I like to drizzle in the olive oil as it’s blending, and you’ll puree until smoooth.

Melting clarified butter

Then in a hot skillet, melt the clarified butter (ghee) over medium/high heat.

Breaking up ground beef

Then add the Certified Angus Beef® ground sirloin to the pan, make sure you break it up as it cooks.

Adding cinnamon to beef

Season with cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice.

Salting ground beef

Finish with some salt and pepper.

Cooked ground beef

Cook until beef is fully cooked and broken into small pieces.

Serving hummus with ground beef

Spread hummus on a plate, then top with the warm ground beef. Garnish with fresh parsley and toasted pine nuts.

Scooping up hummus with ground beef with pita bread.

The hot meat will actually warm the hummus making it even more aromatic and flavorful. Scoop up with a piece of pita bread, and enjoy your Hummus with Ground Beef!

Frequently Asked Questions:

What do you serve with Hummus with Ground Beef?

I find it’s best served with pita bread, but you could also serve it with pita chips, or even tortilla chips. Serve it aside a Syrian salad and you have a balanced meal.

What can I add to hummus for more flavor?

Try topping it with freshly chopped green onions, parsley, or dill! Or add more garlic to the chickpeas before blending.

How do I store homemade hummus?

Keep it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.

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Liz eating hummus with ground beef.

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Hummus with ground beef

Hummus with Ground Beef

Creamy, garlicky hummus is topped with Certified Angus Beef® ground beef cooked in clarified butter and scented with cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. This easy Lebanese recipe is perfect for scooping up with pita bread or eating alongside a big Syrian salad.
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 12 minutes
TOTAL: 22 minutes




  • 32 ounces canned chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • ½ cup tahini
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • ¼ cup ice water
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • minced parsley (optional garnish)
  • toasted pine nuts (optional garnish)

Seasoned Ground Beef


  • Start by making the hummus: place all ingredients in a food processor and puree until smooth. Check for seasoning and add more garlic, lemon or salt as desired; set aside.
  • Next, melt the clarified butter in a large, deep skillet over medium high heat. Add the Certified Angus Beef® ground sirloin (or chuck) and begin breaking down using a wooden spoon or potato masher. Sprinkle with all the spices: salt, pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. Continue cooking until ground beef is cooked through, about 8-10 minutes.
  • To serve, spread the hummus in a thin layer on a large platter or plate. Top with the warmed ground beef mixture then garnish the platter with minced parsley and toasted pine nuts. Serve with pita bread.

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Can be served as an appetizer or a main dish.


Serving: 0.25cupCalories: 243kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 13gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 821mgPotassium: 283mgFiber: 4gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 20IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 52mgIron: 2mg
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Disclosure: This post is a collaboration with Certified Angus Beef®. I was compensated to write this post. Thank you for supporting the brands that make The Lemon Bowl possible. All thoughts are my own.

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2 responses to “Hummus with Ground Beef”

  1. Pam Avatar

    Super irritating that you can’t get to the recipe. Will never read you again

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      Kaley Clarke

      Not sure what issue you ran into on your end, but clicking on the recipe to jump straight to the recipe card works for me! Maybe try a different browser?