Pick your favorite hummus – (Garlic Hummus, Roasted Beet Hummus, Roasted Carrot and Garlic Hummus – or just use a tasty store bought version!), and add Dr. Laffa’s beef for a hearty appetizer.  I saw this on the Food Network and wish that I’d thought of it myself…we’ve actually had it for dinner a couple of times!

Hummus (Dr. Laffa’s)

3 c. of your favorite prepared hummus


1/2 white onion, finely diced

1 clove of garlic, minced

1 lb. beef chuck, coarsely ground

salt and pepper to taste

1/4 t. EACH sweet paprika AND spicy paprika

1 T. olive oil

2 T. toasted pine nuts + more for garnish (optional)

freshly chopped parsley for garnish

tortilla chips, crackers, cucumber slices and carrot rounds for serving

Add a bit of oil to your favorite skillet and cook the onion until it’s golden, then add in the garlic and beef and cook, stirring to break it up until the beef is no longer pink.  Season the meat with salt and pepper and both paprikas as it cooks.  If using the pine nuts, stir them in at the end of cooking.

To serve, loosely line a medium-sized, shallow, round dish with the hummus and scrape all of the warm beef into the middle.  Garnish with more pine nuts and parsley and enjoy!

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