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Lebanese Hushwee with Tahini
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5 from 3 votes

Lebanese Hushwee with Tahini

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Mezze, Side Dish
Cuisine: Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Keyword: Lebanese ground beef recipe, Lebanese hushwee
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 677kcal
Author: Samantha Ferraro
Cost: $5


  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil + more for garnish
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small onion chopped finely
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped finely
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika + more for garnish
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup toasted pine nuts
  • Parsley or mint for garnish


  • Spread tahini on serving dish and set aside.
  • 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.
  • Add chopped onion and continue cooking for another 2-3 minutes so the onions start to soften. If there is any residual fat, drain that and discard.
  • 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.
  • 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.


You can substitute the butter for ghee or vegan butter or olive oil if needing a dairy free alteration.
Recipe slightly adapted from The Ultimate Syrian Sunday Dinner


Calories: 677kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 59g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 429mg | Potassium: 604mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 327IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 5mg