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Ground Lamb and Hummus Pita "Pizzas"

Photo: Jason Wallis; Styling: Cindy Barr
Yield Serves 4 (serving size: 1 "pizza")
No flavor is sacrificed getting Ground Lamb and Hummus Pita "Pizzas" to the table quickly. Cumin and cinnamon add an earthy warmth to the lamb mixture in this 30-minute meal.

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces ground lamb
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped yellow onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup chopped seeded tomato
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 (6-inch) pitas
  • 1/2 cup plain hummus
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon pine nuts, toasted

Nutrition Information

  • calories 313
  • fat 14.4 g
  • satfat 4.2 g
  • monofat 6 g
  • polyfat 2.7 g
  • protein 17.1 g
  • carbohydrate 29.3 g
  • fiber 4.3 g
  • cholesterol 41 mg
  • iron 2.9 mg
  • sodium 535 mg
  • calcium 76 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat broiler to high.

  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add lamb to pan; cook 3 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble lamb. Remove lamb from pan. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion to pan; sauté 4 minutes. Stir in garlic and next 4 ingredients (through cinnamon); sauté 1 minute. Stir in 1/2 cup water and tomato; bring to a simmer. Cook 4 minutes or until tomatoes begin to soften. Stir in cooked lamb. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 4 minutes. Stir in the lemon juice.

  3. Split each pita into 2 rounds. Place pita rounds on a baking sheet. Broil 1 minute on each side or until crisp. Spread 2 tablespoons hummus on each round. Top each serving with about 1/3 cup lamb mixture. Sprinkle evenly with cilantro and nuts.

Cook's Notes

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