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Fatteh with beef shanks

Beef Shank Layered Fateh

A special savory meal that includes the perfect mesh of textures and flavors. Layered with chickpeas, hummus, yogurt with garlic, beef shanks and topped with parsley and toasted bread!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean, Middle Eastern


Pressure Cooker


  • 1 pound beef shanks
  • 3 cups plain yogurt
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ tablespoon seven spices
  • pine nuts or slivered almonds toasted
  • salt
  • parsley and pita bread for garnish

Hummus Spread

  • 1 can chickpeas (15.5oz) drained
  • 1 medium clove garlic
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • cup tahini
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons @stoneyfield plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 3 cubes ice



  • In a food processor, mix all the ingredients, including the olive oil, for 5-7 minutes or in a blender for 1 minute until smooth. Pause a few times to clean down edges.
  • Taste and add salt if needed. 


  • Place Beef Shanks in a pressure cooker filled half way with water. Sprinkle salt and seven spices. Set for an hour.
  • In a large serving plate, spread a full layer of premade or homemade hummus. Mix the 3 cups of yogurt with 1 minced garlic, 1-2 teaspoon of salt, then spread over the layer of hummus.
  • Once the beef shanks are finished, sauté with 2 tablespoons of butter on high heat sprinkling on each side ½ tablespoon of seven spices and salt. Sauté for 2-3 minutes on each side, then break the shanks apart using a spoon. Spread the broken beef shanks on top of the yogurt.
  • Pour over the drained chickpeas on top of the beef shanks.
  • Toast the pine nuts or slivered almonds in the same pan in which you sautéed the beef shanks with avocado oil. Garnish the finished Fatteh with the toasted nuts, minced parsley, and toasted bread. Enjoy!



Tips for the perfect Beef Shank Layered Fatteh:

  • For added crunch and flavor you can add some spices to a half cup of chickpeas and bake in the oven until crisp. You can add them as a separate layer within the fatteh or sprinkle them over the top!
  • If your opting for ground beef instead of beef shanks (which is a timesaver) then sauté some minced garlic and finely chopped onions with the meat for an added kick.
  • You can use scissors to cut the pita bread into desired size and shape before toasting or frying.
  • If you don't like your bread soggy, you can opt out of the base layer of pita bread and add them to the top over the sauce so you can get as much crunch as you can.
  • Sprinkle cumin on the very top layer for a perfectly balanced flavor.
  • You can garnish with dried mint, or add fresh parsley, cilantro, or pomegranate seeds.
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