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Spiced Beef and Hummus Pita Pizza is crispy pita bread topped with a layer of your favorite hummus, spiced ground beef, diced tomatoes, fresh parsley and toasted pine nuts. This is a nice dinner option or even an appetizer at a party!

Prep Time 20 min
Cook Time 10 min
Total Time 30 min


1 Tablespoon ghee {clarified butter}
1/4 cup sweet onion, chopped
1 lb. ground beef, I use 80/20
1/2 teaspoon salt
Dash of pepper
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper {optional}
1/2 teaspoon sumac
4 pita bread rounds {try whole wheat for a healthier version}
1 cup of your favorite hummus, divided {I like to use garlic or classic}
1 cup diced tomatoes, divided
1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped, divided
3 Tablespoons toasted pine nuts, divided

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. In a large skillet heat the ghee {butter} over medium high heat. Add the chopped onion and sauté for 2 minutes. Add the ground beef, salt, pepper, cinnamon, allspice, cayenne pepper and sumac and continue to sauté for 7-8 minutes, or until the beef is browned and cooked through. Set aside.
  3. Heat a small skillet over medium heat. Add the pine nuts and toast for two minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from the skillet and set aside once toasted.
  4. Set your four pita rounds on two baking sheets. Start by spreading a thin layer of hummus on each pita followed by the cooked ground beef divided among the four pitas and continue to do the same with the diced tomatoes, fresh parsley and toasted pine nuts.
  5. Toast the pitas for 10 minutes, or until the pita becomes toasted and slightly crispy.

Try adding feta cheese to these pita pizzas.

If you can't find ghee {I found mine at Trader Joes and you can also find it as most ethnic and Middle Eastern markets}, you can use olive oil or butter in its place.

You can use whatever hummus you like. I tend to go with garlic or classic for this recipe but feel free to mix things up!

Try adding a drizzle of plain yogurt to each pita pizza.

Source: A Cedar Spoon

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