For this year’s Super Bowl, I wanted to make a themed dish to try to cheer for the Los Angeles Rams (and although they sadly loss, and the game was a total snooze-fest, this dish was super popular!) I thought this lamb appetizer would be a perfect “ram” dish, (and I was finally able to use my Ras El Hanout seasoning from Savory Spice Shop (which I love that it’s a local shop here in Charlotte, but you can also order online.)
(I got super lucky that I stumbled upon this super cute Rams cookie at Reid’s the night before.)
The added bonus is that the dish is pretty simple to make, and full of flavor!
- 1 package of hummus, original flavor
- 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 1/2 pound ground lamb (or beef)
- 1 tablespoon Ras el Hanout
- 1 tablespoon pine nuts
- fresh parsley or chives to serve
- Spread hummus in a thin layer on a large platter.
- Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to skillet, and toast pine nuts. Set aside.
- Add remaining olive oil and then add lamb to the pan. Brown and break up into small pieces.
- After about 5 minutes, when the lamb is still partially cooked, stir in the Ras el Hanout & salt. Continue cooking until lamb is fully cooked through, about 10 minutes.
- Remove pan from the heat and stir in the pine nuts. Adjust seasoning.
- Spoon warm lamb and pine nut mixture over the hummus and sprinkle with fresh parsley or chives. Serve with pita chips or warmed pitas.