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The Halal Guys Confirms New Burrito Nationwide, And Secret Menu

The Halal Guys grew their legend slanging delicious meal platters built for easy consumption on the go. Piles of chicken and gyro meat, falafel, rice, dabs of red sauce, waterfalls of white sauce — all are part of the delicious hype. The popularity of this cart-turned restaurant chain cannot go unnoticed, and their latest menu addition proves their prominence on the list of Top 10 Fast Food Game Changers for 2019 (link: restaurant game changers).

Keeping in their habit of serving iconic street food, The Halal Guys have confirmed that they will now be serving burritos filled with their beloved rice platter ingredients. Additionally, they’ve unveiled a new, creamy, luscious cheese sauce that’s blended with their famous white sauce. It’s a big move for the chain, but they’ve shown in the past how nimble their model can be with new offerings that continuously capitalize on trends or simply recognize the tastes and wants of their customers.

We got our hands on these new burritos and instinctively ordered an extra side of that new sauce because we had to experience its velvety high. Dunking this burrito all up in it? It would be criminal not to. All of your favorite choices, whether it be chicken, gyro meat or falafel, can be stuffed into this burrito, so trust the platter essence remains true regardless of the vessel.

Feeling a little more hungry than usual? The Halal Guys has verified the ability to order the burrito as secret menu item that’s double the size — and it’s all thanks to the viral creator of “The Blake Diet,” Blake Horton AKA @blake_201 on Instagram. Horton is known for creating and eating massive meals, with portions built for competitive eaters, rather than any normal human, to promote the intermittent fasting diet. The Halal Guys contacted him for the release of their new burrito, which now birthed a version that’s, as Horton put it, “Twice the size, twice the nutrients, twice the gains.” Pretty much think of it as two burritos in one.

So if you’re up to the task of taking down one of these behemoths, make sure to request your burrito be “Blake-sized” and The Halal Guys will serve you up a meal that would make Blake himself nod in approval. 


Created in partnership with The Halal Guys

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This Falafel Burger Is So Filling You Won’t Miss The Meat

Let’s face it – at first thought, burgers are boring, and if you’ve done one burger, you’ve done them all. To flip the script, FOODBEAST and Tabañero Hot Sauce decided to create this legendary falafel burger, because if you’re making a cookbook, there’s always room for a burger recipe.

Falafel is a well-known Middle Eastern dish made of spiced, mashed chickpeas, which is traditionally rolled into a round ball and deep-fried. 

However, For this Tabañero X FOODBEAST recipe, you’ll add the chickpeas to a food processor to create a falafel burger patty, rather than forming them into round balls.

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To bring out even more of a Mediterranean flare, this burger is topped with sliced cucumbers, alfalfa sprouts, and a dill yogurt spread served on a bun of your choice.

It also doesn’t hurt we have our most intimate Tabasutra position yet – The Love Tab. The sultry notes of Tabañero hot sauce and meaty chickpeas are guaranteed to change the way you look at this dish forever.

Ingredients:

For the patty

3 cups dry chickpeas soaked overnight (canned will not work!)

2 shallots

1/4 cup parsley, chopped

6-8 cloves of garlic, roasted

All-purpose flour, as needed

1 tbsp cumin

3oz Tabañero hot sauce

Salt & pepper, to taste

1 tsp cardamom

For the toppings

Your choice of bun

½ cup Greek yogurt

1 tbsp chopped dill

1 Persian cucumber, sliced (soaked in 1/2 cup rice wine and 1 T sugar + 1/2 c warm water)

1 package fresh Alfalfa sprouts

2 cups grapeseed oil

Step 1

Soak dry chickpeas overnight in bowl covered by 3-4 inches of water. Drain the next day until completely dry – the volume should have expanded.

Step 2

Combine all ingredients for patty into a food processor and pulse until a coarse paste forms. Season with salt and pepper and refrigerate until chilled. Form patty to size from chilled paste.

Step 3

In a sauté pan, heat grapeseed oil to 350 degrees. Dust patties with more flour as needed and shallow fry until golden brown and fully cooked in the middle.

Step 4

Drain on paper towel and season with salt immediately. Toast Burger buns, spread Dill yogurt on buns, place falafel patty on bun, and build the burger with sliced cucumbers and alfalfa sprouts.

Photos by Peter Pham


Created in partnership with Tabañero Hot Sauce

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Cravings

This Looks Like A Chicken Wing, But You Won’t Believe What This Chef Actually Fried

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Korean chef Elliot Taesoon Kahng is known for making awesome recipes on his Instagram. One of his most recent dishes, especially, is pretty ingenious.

As part of an early April Fool’s prank, @taesoon84 took the skins from fried chicken wings and did something amazing with them. After carefully removing the meat and the bone from the wings, the Instagram personality stuffed three different wings with macaroni and cheese, falafel and mashed potatoes, respectively.

He calls them April Fools Fried Chicken.

The faux wings are then floured, beer battered and deep fried. You couldn’t tell they were any different from real chicken wings.

Imagine expecting to bite into a crispy wing and getting a mouthful of mashed potatoes, or the delight of finding macaroni and cheese.

Brilliant.

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Ten Of The Largest Food Items From Around The World

We all enjoy seeing food the size of SUVs. And yes, there was a sigh of relief when I noticed that the US wasn’t the only one to set food records of massive proportions. This list takes local food challenges to the next level with these behemoth, hellacious works of art. We dare you to clean your plate.

Largest S’more

Largest s’more

Who: Deer Run Camping Resort

What: 121.11 Kilograms

Where: United States

You said gimme some more, and they delivered. At a mere 267 pounds, this campfire delight could probably feed all of the Girl Scouts across America. In Gardners, Pennsylvania 104 volunteers helped create this behemoth. Bask in all its glory.

 

Largest Hamburger Commercially Available

Most Expensive Food

Who: Juicy Foods

What: Weighs 777 pounds

Price: $5,000

Where: United States

But really? Hold the cheese? OK, but we are still very impressed. This enormous burger could make an appearance at your next Super Bowl party, just make sure to give the restaurant 48 hours notice.

 

Largest Serving of Lagman Soup

Largest Serving of Lagman Soup

Who: Kazakh Geographic Society

What: 687 Kilograms

Where: Kazakhstan

No soup Nazis here, just oodles of noodles. Following a traditional recipe by a team of 30 chefs, Kazakh Geographic Society celebrated their five year anniversary on national unity day with a huge helping of Lagman soup.

 

Largest Gluten-Free Pizza

Largest Gluten-Free Pizza

Who: Dovilio Nardi

What: 1261.65 Square Metre(s)

Where: Italy

Do you think you could eat this whole thing guilt free? Would you get a t-shirt? Prepared by Dovilio Nardi, Andrea Mannocchi, Marco Nardi, Matteo Nardi and Matteo Giannotte, this pizza has a bigger plan. This pizza was named Ottavia after the first Roman emperor Octavian Augustus. The purpose of this pie was to spread the message to the world about the importance of health conscious food choices … and this pizza party just got serious.

 

Largest Chocolate Truffle

Largest Chocolate Truffle

Who: Mirco Della Vecchia

What: 1,768 pounds

Where: Italy

The largest chocolate truffle weighed in at 1,768 pounds of pure gluttony. Dark chocolate, Amarena cherries, cream and a dream made this creation come to life. Now this is how you get chocolate wasted.

 

Largest Fruit Cobbler

largest fruit cobbler

Who: Hampton Inn of Ruston

What: 2,251 pounds

Where: United States

What does one do with 819 pounds of peaches, 454 pounds of sugar and 312 pounds of butter?  Make a colossal peach cobbler for the Annual Louisiana Peach Festival in Ruston, Louisiana.

 

Largest Fruit Salad

Largest Fruit Salad

Who: Spar Österreichische Warenhandels AG

What: 19,158 pounds

Where: Austria

If only it were deeper — so we could swim in it. The largest fruit salad weighed 19,158 pounds. A lot of fruits were in attendance.

 

Largest Tiramisu

Who: Latte Blanc, Uova Pascolo, Caffe Toto, Despar, Associazione Cons.erva

What: 3,015 Kilograms

Where: Italy

This is what an adult slip n’ slide should look like … made with Zabaione cream, coffee, mascarpone, cream, Sovoiardi biscuits, sugar, cocoa and whipped cream. Plan of action: face-first.

 

Largest Falafel

Largest Falafel

Who: Landmark Amman Hotel & Conference Center

What: 164.80 pounds

Where: Jordan

Opa! The largest falafel weighed in at 164.80 pounds and was prepared by ten chefs using the traditional recipe of chickpeas, parsley, and coriander with mixed spices. It took 25 minutes to deep fry this bad boy and was later served to 600 hotel guests. I only hope they had enough tzatziki for everyone.

 

Largest Crab Cake 

Largest Crab Cake

Who: Handy International Incorporated

What: 300 pounds

Where: United States

The largest crab cake weighed in at 300 pounds of fresh Maryland blue crab meat. I’d imagine that anyone allergic to shellfish were evacuated from the city leading up to the event. And that EpiPens were in everyone’s goodie bags.

Disclaimer: Records change on a daily basis. || Photo Credit: Guinness World Records

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Waffle + Falafel = Wafalafel

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Remember that time when we thought it would be fun aka totally genius to see what we could stick in a waffle iron and make more delicious? Well Serious Eats just upped the waffle game with their latest creation, the wafalafel.

It may sound like “waffle-awful” but it looks “waffle-freakin-mazing” to us. Rather than sticking some falafel straight onto the iron (which resulted in a falafel fail), Serious Eats figured out that by wrapping the falafel in some pita bread the ultimate wafalafel experience was achieved.

The perfectly portable wafalafel is not only easier to eat but significantly less messy than your average rolled up falafel sandwich and way more dunk-able. The process is simple, grab your falafel sandwich with some olive oil and throw it in the waffle iron. Cook until your desired crispiness level and boom. The wafalafel is best served with a side of tahini and hot sauce.

H/T + PicThx Serious Eats

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Fast Food

Subway Offers Falafel Sandwich as Veggie Option on East Coast

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For those die-hard falafel fans, Subway is serving their on-again, off-again Falafel Sandwich in areas neighboring Washington, D.C.

The falafel sandwich is definitely a choice menu item for veggie lovers or simply those who wish to try something new. The veggie-packed option consists of fried chickpea patties topped with cucumber sauce. Sadly for vegans, the sauce contains dairy but luckily you can customize your Falafel Sandwich to your heart’s (and dietary) content.

Hopefully it’ll be available in the West Coast as well, but until then it’s an East Coast exclusive. Subway’s Falafel Sandwich is available for $4.75 at six-inches and $7.50 for a footlong.

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Top 6 Instagram Food Photos This Week [08/08/12]

Aaand we’re back on track on this week’s Top 6 Instagram Food Photos. It was supposedly National Raspberries n’Creme Day yesterday, but did Instagram know or care to celebrate? NO WAY. This week, we decided to bring it back to the members who labeled their photos with the #FOODBEAST tag. Until next week, keep taking those delicious looking food photos, and keep tagging your pictures so we know what to look for! Here’s this week’s top 6:

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1. Loco Moco Sandwich

Late breakfast #foodporn #foodbeast — @djerickg

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2. HOLY Beautiful Ice Cream and Molten Cakes, Batman!

ل موقعنا مطبخي دوت كوم | www.ma6bkhy.com | #ma6bkhy #homemadefood #sweet #dessert #food #foodie #foodporn #foodgasm #foodbeast Item Ref on website – رمز الصنف في الموقع : SA00184, SA00177 — @ma6bkhy

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3. Red Snapper & Shiso Pepper Tempura

Tempura Red Snapper with shiso — @darthski

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4. Barbacoa Tacos

Dat barbacoa — @inv3ctiv3

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5. Falafel Sandwich with French Fries

Falafel sandwich from @gonzopdx!! — @behindfoodcarts

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6. Strawberry Donut and Glaze with Chocolate Drizzle and HNGGG

Strawberry strawberry #dailydonut #foodporn #foodbeast — @dailydonuts

 

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Packaged Food

Veggie Patch: Meatless Meals [OUR LOOK]

For as much as meat is trending in the last couple of years, pretty soon we’re going to run out of livestock to feed our animal urges. Maybe it’s time we think about an alternative. For a carnivore like myself, the thought of going vegetarian is something that terrifies me almost as much as dying alone, or birds.

But if there was anything to ease the transition from meat to meatless, Veggie Patch has the secret. Now, I know I throw the word “delicious” around a lot in my stories, so I’ll probably go with another word to describe Veggie Patch: Gratifying.

Why “gratifying” you ask? The brand specializes in meatless products, as well as vegetarian alternatives to popular dishes that contain meat. That means you can binge a pretty fair amount on their food and not feel the familiar pain in your chest that comes from meat loving. You can get creative with your meals, chop up a few veggies, throw in some fruit, and start eating. And honestly, it tastes pretty great!

A few examples of the popular products that Veggie Patch has to offer are their Meatless Burgers, Veggie DogsFalafel Chickpea Balls (for the vegans), and Meatless Meatballs. They also offer a variety of different snacks that include Broccoli Cheese Bites (which goes great with Sriracha), Zucchini Sticks, and Potato and Mushroom Puffs. Veggie Patch has a pretty wide selection.

So if you’re thinking about trying something new, or maybe even on the brink of a very serious dietary life-choice, give Veggie Patch a chance. You won’t regret it.