Monday, December 31, 2012

Hummus Im Bassar - (Hummus with meat) and BBQ bread

Hummus ingredients:
- 600ml Chickpeas
- 50-100ml Tahini
- Roughly 100ml olive oil
- Juice of one lemon
- 2-3 Roasted garlic cloves - crushed

Meat ingredients:
- 400g premium beef mince
- 1/2 Large brown onion, finely diced
- 1 Can of crushed tomatoes
- 100ml Dolmio classic tomato pasta sauce
- 1 Heaped teaspoon of choped garlic paste
- 1/2 Teaspoon of cumin
- 1/4 Teaspoon of paprika
- 1/4 Teaspoon of cinnamon 
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste

Pine nuts, olive oil and paprika

Hummus method:
Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until combined to your desired consistency. Don't over process.

Meat method:
Place an heavy based pan over a medium/high heat. Add oil. When hot, add diced onion. Stir for 1 minute, then reduce heat to medium and add garlic. Continue to stir for another 3 minutes. Add meat to pan and brown for 2 minutes. Then add all other ingredients and continue to cook for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low-medium. Cover pan and let simmer for 5-8 minutes or until liquid has been reduced. 

Spoon hummus onto a dinner plate. Make space in the centre and add meat. Top with hummus with pine nuts, olive oil and paprika. Alternatively, you could use flat leaf parsley, diced eggplant, za'atar, seasame seeds, etc...