Lebanese Hushwee with Tahini
Lebanese Hushwee with Tahini
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Recipe slightly adapted from The Ultimate Syrian Sunday Dinner
Servings: 4 servings
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil + more for garnish
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small onion chopped finely
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped finely
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp paprika + more for garnish
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup toasted pine nuts
  • Parsley or mint for garnish
  1. Spread tahini on serving dish and set aside.
  2. In a medium sized skillet over medium heat, add butter and olive oil and ground beef. Cook meat until almost fully cooked, about 5-7 minutes.
  3. Add chopped onion adn continue cooking for another 2-3 minutes so the onions start to soften. If there is any risidual fat, drain that and discard.
  4. Add chopped garlic and spices and mix everything together. Add the pine nuts and continue cooking for another 1-2 minutes so the flavors blend. Taste for seasoning and adjust.
  5. Once done, spoon hushwee over creamy tahini and garnish with fresh chopped herbs and an extra drizzle of olive oil and paprika, if you wish.