Elevate your go-to hummus recipe with the easiest trick ever – hummus with ground beef! Perfectly seasoned ground beef infused with warm spices and aromatics is gracefully spread over a bed of creamy hummus, and crowned with the delightful crunch of pine nuts. It’s an incredible protein-packed dish with loads of flavor. Serve it with pita chips for dipping! 

A bowl of hummus with ground beef with a pita chip being dipped in.

Hummus with Ground Beef: An Appetizer or Snack That Doubles as a Meal 

If you’ve never had savory hummus with meat, don’t knock it until you try it. You’re seriously missing out! 

This hummus dip is flavorful, savory, and so easy to make. Plus, it can double as an appetizer or main course when paired with your favorite dippers. 

All you have to do is combine the hummus ingredients and brown the beef. Then, layer the ingredients, and dig in! 

How to Make Hummus with Ground Beef

Below is an overview of the ingredients and instructions to make this recipe. Be sure to scroll down to the recipe card below for the complete details and nutritional information! 


  • Hummus – We use our healthy chickpea hummus, but any homemade or store-bought hummus will work. 
  • Ground Beef – We recommend using lean ground beef (85 percent or leaner). 
  • Aromatics – White onions and garlic cloves flavor the meat, adding a savory, slightly sweet taste. 
  • Seasonings – Ground cumin, ground coriander, paprika, salt, and black pepper enhance the savoriness of the dish and add just a touch of heat. 
  • Olive Oil – This is used to sauté the onions and brown the beef. Avocado oil will also work if preferred. 
  • Garnishes – Fresh parsley and pine nuts are the finishing touches! 


  1. Brown the beef. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions, and sauté until translucent. Then, add the minced garlic and ground beef. Cook the meat until browned, breaking it up with a spoon. 
  2. Add the seasonings. Stir in the herbs and spices, and continue to cook just long enough to toast the seasonings. Remove the skillet from the heat. 
  3. Layer. Spoon the hummus onto a serving platter. Then, spread the ground beef on top. Top the mixture with fresh parsley and pine nuts, and enjoy warm! 
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Olive oil being drizzled over a bowl of hummus with ground beef.

Serving Suggestions

We love to serve this recipe with pita bread or pita chips for dipping. However, it also pairs well with veggie sticks if you want a veggie-based dipper. You could even upgrade your wrap and sandwich game by filling it with this deliciousness! 

Can I Make This Recipe Ahead of Time? 

You can prepare homemade hummus up to one week in advance, and store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. Cooked beef will stay fresh in the fridge for three to four days. 

When you’re ready to serve, warm the beef, layer the ingredients, and enjoy! 

Can I Freeze Leftovers? 

If you plan on freezing this recipe, we recommend storing the hummus and ground beef separately. Homemade hummus will stay fresh in an airtight container in the freezer for up to three months. Cooked ground beef can be frozen for up to four months. 

Thaw both the hummus and the beef in the fridge overnight. Then, warm the beef, and serve. 

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Hummus with Ground Beef

5 from 2 votes
Author: Food Dolls
Servings: 6 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Prepare this hummus with ground beef for a savory appetizer or snack loaded with protein, fiber, and healthy fats!


  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Hummus to taste
  • Fresh parsley for garnish
  • Pine nuts for garnish


Ground Beef:

  • In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat.
    2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • Add the chopped onions, and sauté until translucent.
    1 small onion
  • Add minced garlic and ground beef. Cook, breaking up the meat with a spoon, until browned and cooked through.
    2 cloves garlic, 1 pound ground beef
  • Stir in ground cumin, ground coriander, paprika, salt, and pepper. Cook for another minute to toast the spices. Remove from heat.
    1/2 teaspoon ground cumin, 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander, 1/2 teaspoon paprika, Salt and pepper to taste

To Serve:

  • Spread the hummus over a serving platter, and sprinkle fresh parsley and pine nuts on top. Spoon the cooked ground beef mixture over the garnished hummus. Garnish with more fresh parsley and pine nuts.
    Hummus to taste, Fresh parsley, Pine nuts
  • Serve with pita bread or pita chips for dipping.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 158mg | Potassium: 305mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 24IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. 5 stars
    So delicious! But I think it’s even better if you add a little oil at the very end of the recipe so that it’s less dry, like in the photo 😉