Hummus Kofta Pizza


My family loves pizza and I am always trying to think of new toppings combinations to try. As it is the end of the month my meat choices to serve for dinner were ground beef or chicken, again. I chose the ground beef. Since we have been on a Mediterranean/Lebanese food lately I decided to combine a bit of each and create a Hummus Kofta Pizza.

Verdict:

At first my children thought I was totally crazy for putting hummus on pizza and then topping it with kofta. Kofta is usually grilled on a skewer but to make it easier on myself I just made it in a fry pan.ย  The smell of the meat cooking was amazing. Add the tzatziki on top of the pizza after it cooks and it tasted so amazing!

This was so filling that we only ate one slice each. The kids ate it for lunch the next day.

I served this with a simple green salad to complete the meal.

  • Servings: ”6-8″
  • Difficulty: ”easy”
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Ingredients:

  • Pizza dough, for one large pizza or two medium pizzas
  • 3/4 – 1 cup hummus, I used red pepper hummus but use your favorite
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, shredded on large-bore box grater and squeezed dry of any liquid
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • 1 teaspoon powdered ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1+ tablespoon garam masala
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • tzatziki, for serving

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Stretch dough to a large circle to bake on a pizza stone or oiled rimmed baking sheet.
  2. Brown ground beef, minced garlic, and shredded onion in a large skillet over medium heat. Drain off any excess grease once meat is browned.
  3. Add water to ground beef with parsley, ginger, salt, and garam masala. Stir well and let water cook off. Taste and adjust spices as desired.
  4. Pre-bake crust for about 5 minutes until just set. Spread hummus over the top of the pizza crust.
  5. Sprinkle ground beef mixture over the top of the hummus. Top with feta cheese.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes until the bottom of the crust is golden brown.
  7. Remove pizza from the oven and allow to rest for 5 minutes before topping with tzatziki.

 

 

21 Comments Add yours

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thanks!

      Liked by 1 person

  1. robbiecheadle says:

    This is such a great pizza idea, Marci.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Erika Kind says:

    That’s a cool idea!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thanks!

      Liked by 1 person

    2. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Erika Kind says:

        You are very welcome, Marcie๐Ÿ˜Š

        Liked by 1 person

  3. Yum! I would gobble this up!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

      Like

  4. Ryan Stroud says:

    This sounds really good

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you so much!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Angela@eatlivehappy says:

    Sounds Yummy!

    Like

  6. syl65 says:

    Never had kofta before.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Oh, so good! Think Lebanese meatballs that you grill. Mmmm.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. syl65 says:

        Meatballs + grill.. ๐Ÿ™‚

        Liked by 1 person

  7. This looks delicious ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Oh wow! This sounds sooooo good! Thank you for sharing! I just did a post on pizzas. Hummus would make a great. Pizza sauce though! It has sooo much flavor!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! I am always on the lookout for making pizzas with different ingredients!

      Liked by 1 person

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