Meatless Monday – Falafel Burger

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I don’t know about you, but I love falafel. I decided to give it a whirl as a burger and it came out delicious! Even my carnivore husband liked it! Boy – bean and cheese taquitos, falafel burgers – I’m going to turn him into a vegetarian yet!!


So pull out your dried peas and start mixing!

Here’s How to Do it:

Place the dried beans in a dish and cover with cold water. Soak for 24 to 36 hours. DO NOT COOK.

Drain, then Put all the falafel ingredients into a food processor.

Process until it’s a creamy dough consistency.

Heat the oil to about 350°, then carefully place large spoonfuls of the falafel mixture into the oil. Gently flatten it out.

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

Drain on paper towels or coffee filters.

Place in a 350°, preheated oven for 15- 20 minutes to continue cooking.

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

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.

Continue to add the condiments of your choice.

Serve hot!

5 from 1 vote
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!

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14 Responses to Meatless Monday – Falafel Burger

  1. Antonia says:

    I adore falafel! I have been looking for a good recipe, and am looking forward to trying this out. Thank you for sharing at Fiesta Friday!

  2. Who doesn’t love falafel? And in burger form? Sign me up!

  3. Teresa says:

    I can already see I’m going to love this! Thank you for sharing the recipe at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned!

  4. Ali B says:

    This looks really good! I’ve been searching for more meatless meal options and I think my family would love this!

    Thanks for sharing at The Ultimate Pinterest Party this week

  5. Angela Greven | Mean Green Chef says:


    Nice, I love the idea of making a burger out of falafel! Actually working on our hummus and falafel recipe this week and I may just make a burger for lunch while I’m at it. Thanks so much for sharing your great idea, pinning too 🙂

  6. I love falafels! I usually do three days of meatless dinners per week (which turn into leftovers the following day) and love it! Thanks for sharing! Happy Fiesta Friday!

  7. chefjulianna says:

    Well, I am a little late in greeting you at Fiesta Friday, but here I am nevertheless! I have always loved falafals and your recipe sounds so delicious! I love that it is something you could take to work in a sandwich! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Fiesta Friday!

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