Thursday, September 12, 2013

Beef & Falafal Patties

This creation came about because I wanted to make a meatloaf, but didn't have any breadcrumbs...I spied a box of falafal mix in the cupboard and this delicious creation was born!!!  I love them served with a salad (such as in the photo with my quinoa salad with cucumber, fresh dill and toasted almonds)  or inside of a pita or wrap smothered in hummus, tzatziki, lettuce, cucumbers and tomatoes!!

1 box of falafal mix
1 1/4 cups water
1 large egg, beaten with a fork
1 1/2 tsp dried parsley
3/4 tsp dried mint leaves
1 1/2 lbs lean ground beef
  • Place the falafal mix in a large bowl.  Add water and stir to incorporate.  Let mixture stand for approximately 15 minutes.
  • Add the egg, parsley and mint leaves and stir well.  Add ground beef and mix to incorporate.  
  • Cover a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set the oven to broil.  Shape the beef mixture into 3" diameter patties and place on the tray.  Broil on centre rack in the oven for approximately 5 minutes per side (or until a thermometer reads 160F when inserted into the centre of a patty)
  • Serve as you wish; either in a pita with your favourite dips and veggies, or on a plate with some tzatziki sauce...the sky is the limit!
  • ENJOY!  

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