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By Chef Kendra

Coming up on The Prairie Street Prime Culinary Kitchen
Chef Kendra will teach us how to make her Israeli Spiced Ground Lamb using Prairie Street Prime’s Ground Lamb.

Hummus Basar, also known as Hummus with Meat, is an elegant and delicious appetizer to serve at your next dinner party. Chef Kendra prepares her Kosher Israeli Spiced Lamb using a basic Baharat spice that you can prepare and tweak at home! Prairie Street Prime’s Ground Lamb is a perfectly blended proprietary mixture that balances sweet and earthy without any gamey flavor.

Ingredients List for the Kosher Israeli Spiced Ground Lamb over Hummus

  • 2 pounds Prairie Street Prime Kosher Ground Lamb
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • 2 pounds ground lamb
  • 2 tablespoons baharat spice blend (recipe below)
  • kosher salt
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley

Baharat Spice Blend

  • 2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon paprika

Ingredients to Serve With

  • 16oz plain hummus, either your favorite brand or prepare your favorite recipe
  • 4-6 pitas, warmed and cut into wedges
  • 1 cucumber, sliced ½ inch thick and on a diagonal

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To Prepare Your Kosher Israeli Spiced Ground Lamb over Hummus

Mix together all of the the Baharat Spice Blend ingredients together in a small container. Cover and store at room temperature until ready to use.

In a large skillet, heat the extra virgin olive oil over medium to high heat. Add your minced garlic and shallot and cook until fragrant. Add a generous amount, about 1 to 2 tablespoons, of Baharat Spice Blend. Incorporate with the garlic and shallots and cook until they become soft, about 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and set to the aside.

In the same skillet, add your ground lamb and season with salt. Continue to work with the ground lamb to break it up. Slowly adding water as needed to help keep the ground lamb “stewing” in its own juices.
After about 5 minutes, once the lamb is browned but not thoroughly cooked, reduce the flame to medium and add the spiced garlic and shallots. Mix thoroughly. Cook on a simmer until ground lamb is tender and cooked through, about 7-10 minutes.

To serve, place your hummus (either follow your favorite recipe or purchase plain hummus from your favorite grocer) in a shallow bowl, making a small well in the center. Spoon the Israeli spiced ground lamb - along with its juices - in the center of the hummus and top with fresh chopped parsley. Serve with warm wedges of pita or thickly sliced cucumber.

Bon Appétit!