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Falafel Burgers

Instead of balls in pita, this falafel is flat and served on buns

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Keyword: bean, burger, chick pea, garbonzo bean, sandwich, vegetarian
Servings: 4 burgers
Author: HelenFern
Ingredients
Falafel
  • 1 cup dried chick peas (garbonzos) Do not use canned!
  • 2 Tablepsoons fresh parsley
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh cilantro
  • 2 green onions, torn into pieces
  • 1 teaspoon minced, fresh garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground corriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 4 Tablespoons cold water
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
Tahini Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons tahini (sesame paste)
  • 4 Tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons minced, fresh garlic
Condiments
  • 4 Hamburger buns or english muffins
  • Sliced tomato
  • Sliced Cucumber
  • Avocado
  • Iceburg lettuce
  • Anything else that sounds good to you!
Instructions
  1. Place the dried beans in a dish and cover with cold water. Soak for 24-36 hours. Do NOT cook.

  2. After the beans have soaked, drain them and put all the falafel ingredients into a food processor. 

  3. Process until it's a creamy dough consistency.

  4. Heat the oil to about 350°, then carefully place large spoonfuls of the falafel mixture into the oil. 

  5. Gently flatten it out.Cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side, or until it is a golden brown.

  6. Drain on paper towels or coffee filters.

  7. Place in a preheated oven (350°) and continue cooking for about 15 to 20 minutes.

  8. Mix the tahini ingredients in a bowl and toast the english muffins (or buns).

  9. Place some tahini sauce on the bottom muffin, then place the falafel patty on top with a little tahini sauce on top of the patty.

  10. Continue to add the condiments of your choice.

  11. Serve hot!