Layered Houmous, Mince and Pitta

    Layered Houmous, Mince and Pitta


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    About this recipe: For this deliciously different dish, houmous is layered with pitta pieces, toasted pine nuts, seasoned mince, lemon juice and parsley. This is a common dish in Arab homes, and soon to be in yours!

    Serves: 8 

    • 450g minced beef
    • 1 medium onion, chopped
    • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
    • salt and ground black pepper to taste
    • 2 teaspoons olive oil
    • 70g pine nuts
    • 800g houmous
    • 3 pitta breads
    • 1 pinch paprika, for garnish
    • 25g chopped fresh parsley, for garnish
    • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. In a large frying pan over medium heat, combine the minced beef and onions. Cook, stirring frequently, until meat is no longer pink and onion is transparent, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and drain fat. Season with allspice, salt and pepper; set aside.
    2. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Stir in the pine nuts to coat with oil. Continue stirring until the nuts turn golden brown, about 2 minutes. Set aside.
    3. Assemble by spreading half of the houmous over the bottom of a 20x30cm baking dish. Tear the pitta breads into pieces and layer these over the houmous. Spoon the remaining houmous evenly over the bread, then top with pine nuts. Sprinkle with paprika, half the parsley and drizzle with lemon juice. Top with minced beef mixture and remaining parsley, and serve.

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    I just made this for dinner and it was lovely! So easy to make, as well. I love houmous, and this is a nice way to do something different than simply using it as a dip. Recommended! - 01 Jul 2010

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