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Homemade Turkish Beef Iskander Meal with Falafels

Gluten Free/Dairy Free - Vegan/Vegetarian Option Below

This dish was inspired by the traditional Beef Iskander Kebab with some major modifications, ie no Kebab Wrap! I've always been a huge fan of Turkish food, but of course it can be a bit nerve wracking going out to eat & never being sure about ingredients & cross contamination. So to avoid all that, I came up with the below recipe!

Ingredients

- Minced Beef
- 1 Pack of Orgran Falafel Mix or Cere's Organics Falafel Meal
- 1/2 Cup of Quinoa Rice Blend
- 1 Onion, diced
- A handful of Mushrooms
- 1 Carrot, grated or peeled
- 1 Cup of Lettuce, shredded
- 1 Tomato, diced or quarted
- 3 Tablespoons of Barkers Beetroot Chutney
- 3 Tablespoons Ceres Organics Unhulled Tahini
Optional - Turkish Pide Flat Bread (Heated in oven)

Directions

- Cook up Quinoa Rice Blend.
- Make up Falafel mix in a bowl, and pan fry in a non stick pan with lots of oil.
- Shred lettuce, grate carrot, cut onion & tomato & put on to plate, making sure to take up half the plate.
- Pan fry mince until fully browned.
- Pan fry mushrooms.
- On the other half of the plate, spoon the Quinoa Rice Blend & top with the mushrooms & mince.
- Serve with 3 Tablespoons of Tahini Paste & 3 Tablespoons of Beetroot Chutney.

Tips & Suggestions -

- For a Vegan/Vegetarian Alternative omit the beef, the falafel's will work on top of the Quinoa & Rice blend just as well, with some mashed eggplant.
- Steam the Quinoa/Rice blend instead of boiling for nice fluffy rice. If you don't have a steamer, but you do have a microwave, put the Quinoa & Rice blend in to a large microwaveable bowl, cover the Quinoa & Rice with water, cover the bowl with glad wrap & pierce a few holes in the top. Then microwave on high until fluffy.
- You can cook the onion if you're not a fan of raw onion, though it is more traditional raw.
- Traditional Turkish Delight is gluten free & makes a wonderful desert


 

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