Hummus is a very versatile food. You can have it for breakfast or a snack. You can top it with ground beef, and have a very hearty lunch or dinner. We often have this as part of our weekend brunch. We eat a little later in the morning, and have a good spread of several items to hold us till we eat our second meal which is later in the afternoon or early evening.
You can vary the amount of meat used, according to your preference. I actually used a little more than 1/4 pound, as that was what I had defrosted and I wanted to use it all.
16 ounces canned Chickpeas, drained, reserving liquid
1 small clove garlic
2 tablespoons Tahini
1 tablespoon Extra virgin olive oil
Juice of half a lemon
salt to taste
1/4 lb ground beef
1 tablespoon oil
Pour chickpeas into blender. Add reserved liquid, up to half the level of the chickpeas.
Add garlic, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, and salt to taste. Blend, adding additional liquid, if needed, to desired consistency.
Meanwhile, heat oil in skillet. Add ground beef, and over med-high heat, until completely cooked, and thoroughly browned.
Spread hummus in serving plate, adding the ground beef on top. You can also pour on the fat/oil left in the pan, if desired.