Sujuk Fatteh or Fattet Sujuk, is a fun take on a traditional Middle Eastern dish. A uniquely layered combination of a creamy hummus spread, crunchy pita chips, cooked hearty ground beef in sujuk spices, and a tangy yogurt sauce, this dish screams flavor and extraordinary texture variations!
You may have already seen or made my Beef Shank Layered Fatteh recipe on here! If not, then you should check it out to learn more about what fatteh dishes are in general and the different ways they can be prepared!
Fatteh dishes are great main breakfast dishes for when you’ve exhausted breakfast choices. On a traditional Lebanese breakfast spread you’ll find your labne, cheeses, zaatar mix, some manakish and some favorite sides like olives, pickles, and fresh veggies. But, when Lebanese get tired of the same old breakfast, they hit that change strong.
One favorite breakfast dish includes fava beans and chickpeas called foul mudammas. Also, musabaha, which is a similar dish made with only chickpeas. Both dishes use garlic and lemons for great flavor. Another favorite to switch up breakfast dishes is fatteh. A layered dish that’s packed with savory flavors contrasted with some tang.
What’s special about fatteh?
Well, for starters, there’s a few wonderfully combined textures in this dish. Starting with a dreamy creamy hummus spread at the bottom. Then getting a layer of soft chickpeas covered in a tangy yogurt sauce. Next, a layer of savory cooked meat and on top of that two layers packed with crunch: toasted pita and pine nuts! Can you imagine getting a spoonful of all those beautiful textures in one bite? That’s what I call hearty and succulent textures!
Sujuk vs. Other Meat
In my original recipe, and in most traditional fatteh recipes, beef shanks or lamb shanks are used. Originally, this breakfast dish was made to feed larger families and ensure they were full for longer hours during the day. Making it with chunks of hearty meat helped ensure that the family was set food-wise for the rest of the day. Plus, it gives an added full-bodied flavor and texture to the overall dish.
In this variation, I used sujuk because, well, why not? Sujuk is ground beef mixed with specific spices to give it a unique flavor. You can have your local butcher prepare sujuk meat in sausage form! It’s another great way to enjoy sujuk. Also, sujuk meat is great in sandwiches or as an added layer on spreads like hummus.
Sujek fatteh takes all those robust flavors of the regular fatteh dish and takes them up like a hundred notches lol! If you know sujuk, you know what I’m talking about. If you don’t then you must try it for yourself using my Sujuk Spice recipe.
Sujuk Fatteh or Fattet Sujuk
Fattet Sujuk, like any other fatteh dish, is not only a great breakfast option. Because of the dish’s unique flavors from the sujuk and it’s contrast to the other yummy ingredients, it’s a real showstopper.
Make fattet sujuk as a main dish for lunch! It’ll fill the family’s tummies right up and have guests talking for days about it’s velvety yet crunchy textures. Take it to a potluck dinner instead of a casserole and listen for days as everyone raves over the perfect marriage of textures and flavors!
- ground meat
- olive oil
- pine nuts toasted
- hummus dip
- plain yogurt
- toasted pita bread; pieced
- sujuk spice; recipe on blog
- garlic cloves; minced
- parsley for garnish
How to Make Sujuk Fatteh
- In a skillet add olive oil on high heat, cook the ground meat and add salt to your liking and the sujuk spice.
- Is a small bowl add the yogurt, minced garlic and salt. Mix well.
- Now, begin layering in shallow dish starting off by spreading the hummus dip, then the drained chickpeas, yogurt mix, the seasoned ground meat, then add the cracked toasted pita and lastly, garnish with the toasted pine nuts and minced parsley.
Other Great Recipes to Check Out
- Beef Shank Layered Fatteh
- Lebanese Veggie Pizza (pie)
- Meat Pies- Lahme Bi Ajeen
- Ten Minute All-Purpose Dough
- Vegetarian Grape Leaves
- Lebanese Spinach Pies- Fatayer
- Easy Creamy Hummus with Tahini
- Stacked Beef Shawarma Salad
Sujuk Fatteh or Fattet Sujuk
- 2 tablespoon pine nuts toasted
- chopped parsley
- 1 cup pita chips
- In a medium sauce pan heat olive oil then add the ground meat and cook for about 6-7minutes then add salt to taste and sujuk spice.
- In a small bowl mix together plain yogurt, minced garlic and salt.
- Meanwhile have prepped the toasted pine nuts, toasted pita and chopped parsley.
- In a deep dish or pan begin to layer your sujuk fatteh. First spread the hummus dip, and begin layering with chickpeas, the prepared yogurt mix, the seasoned ground meat, pine nuts, parsley then add the toasted pita chips around and all over the plate.