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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.

falafel burger

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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Doner G’s Doner Saltado Is A Turkish Masterpiece Made For MEAT STREET

FOODBEAST’s first-ever meat festival, Meat Street Presented by the Makers of Spam Brand at Main Place Mall, is right around the corner and because we’re super hyped about what’s on the menu. Let’s take a moment to admire what VIP vendor Doner G is bringing to the show.

Orange County-based Doner G Turkish & Mediterranean Grill is a local favorite, having specialized in Doner Kebab dishes and authentic Turkish cuisine for more than two decades. With two locations in Irvine and Anaheim, Doner G is ready to wow the hometown crowd with its Doner Saltado topped with special aji sauce.

This Doner Saltado starts with a sautéed onions, tomato and red peppers, mixed with French Fries and Doner Kebab. Served on a bed of white rice, it is then topped off with a fried egg and Doner G’s special aji sauce. You might want to grab a fork — and a napkin. And maybe a friend.

If you consider yourself a meat lover, then you’re probably already dreaming about the juicy varieties of meats that will be on the menu. With an All-You-Can-Consume food and beer VIP section and a Pay-As-You-Eat Marketplace section, MEAT STREET is about to bring the carnivore out in all of us. Grab your tickets here!

Stayed tuned, we’ll be previewing all the MEAT STREET creations you’ll be able to try for yourself on April 22.

For more information visit www.eatmeatstreet.com.