(NEWS CENTER) - Hummus bil Lahmeh (hummus with kefta (Middle Eastern sausage) and pita) is pure Mediterranean comfort food.

Hummus bil Lahmeh
Hummus with Kefta and Pita

Serves 8
2c cooked chickpeas
½c tahini
1/4c olive oil
2 cloves garlic
2t Salt
1t Pepper
1T cumin
¼ t paprika
Juice of 1 lemon

Blend all ingredients in food processor until smooth.
Adjust seasoning to taste.
Add additional lemon, salt or pepper if you like.

Serves 8
1# ground lamb
1# ground beef
1 onion chopped finely
3 cloves garlic crushed
6T parsley chopped
3T mint chopped
1t black pepper
2t salt
½t cayenne pepper

Mix all ingredients in bowl by hand or in an electric mixer.
Form into meatballs for a sauté pan or sausage links for the grill.