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Beef kibbeh with roasted pumpkin hummus recipe

Beef kibbeh with roasted pumpkin hummus
Beef kibbeh with roasted pumpkin hummus

0:20 Prep | 0:35 Cook | 4 Servings | Super easy

Taste Magazine

Roast pumpkin takes this homemade hummus to a whole new level of deliciousness.


600g peeled pumpkin, cut into 2cm pieces
40g (1 ⁄4 cup) burghul
500g extra-lean beef mince
1 small red onion, finely grated
2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves, finely chopped, plus 1 ⁄2 cup whole leaves, extra
2 teaspoons lemon rind, finely grated
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1 ⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground cumin
400g can chickpeas, rinsed, drained
1 tablespoon water
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 Lebanese cucumber, chopped
250g cherry tomatoes, halved
Lemon wedges, to serve


Step 1 Preheat oven to 200C/180C fan forced. Place pumpkin on a lined baking tray. Spray with oil. Roast for 25 minutes or until tender.

Step 2 Meanwhile, place the burghul in a heatproof bowl. Cover with boiling water. Set aside for 10 minutes to soak. Drain well.

Step 3 Combine burghul, mince, onion, chopped mint, rind, allspice, cinnamon and 1 teaspoon cumin in a large bowl. Season. Shape into 12 oval shapes. Spray lightly with oil.

Step 4 Heat a large chargrill pan over medium-high heat. Add the kibbeh and cook, turning, for 6-8 minutes or until cooked through.

Step 5 Meanwhile, process chickpeas, water, 1 tablespoon juice, half the pumpkin and remaining cumin in a food processor until smooth. Season.

Step 6 Combine cucumber, tomato, extra mint and remaining pumpkin and juice in a bowl. Serve kibbeh with hummus, salad and lemon wedges.

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