Kheema Sliders with Poached Eggs

I've never made beef before. I don't particularly like hamburgers, but I LOVE the beef samosas from Tahoora in Devon. I decided to make some beef kheema today, but changed it up by serving it on ciabatta bread with roasted red pepper hummus and topped with a poached egg. Don't be intimidated by the number of ingredients and length of this post. This is one of the quickest dishes to make.

Ingredients:

  • Ciabatta bread/rolls
  • Ground beef (I used the extra lean kind)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 medium yellow onions, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 inch piece of ginger, minced
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 piece cardamom (be sure to take this out before serving, if you bite into one of these it's the WORST)
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • Red pepper hummus
  • Salt
  • Olive oil

Prep:

Heat oil in a pan and add cloves and cardamom. Next, cook onions with salt for 4-5 minutes. Add jalapeno, garlic, and ginger and cook for 3-4 minutes. Add ground beef and season with coriander powder, turmeric powder, garam masala, and red chili powder. Cook until beef browns all the way (no pinks!). Remove from heat and add cilantro and green onions. Keep covered until ready to serve.

Heat sandwich maker or grill. While grill heats up, poach an egg. Grill sliced ciabatta bread on sandwich maker. Transfer bread to a plate and spread a thin layer of red pepper hummus on one side of the bread. Top other side with beef kheema, the poached egg, and a little salt and pepper. The egg oozes into the kheema as you eat it. Messy, but so yummy and so worth it.