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Chilli Bean Falafels

Chilli Bean Falafels

Bite into this! Falafel is a great, healthy way to fill up the family or your flatmates, and adding some spice with a tin of chilli beans will give a kick to your pita bread pockets.

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Preparation Time:
20 minutes
Cooking Time:
6 minutes


425 g can Craig's Chilli Beans (mild or hot)
1 onion, peeled and chopped
1 tsp crushed garlic
1/2 cup couscous
1/2 cup chopped fresh coriander or parsley
1 tsp baking soda
2 Tbsp chopped fresh mint
5 medium plain pita breads
2-3 fresh tomatoes, cut into wedges
1/2 cos lettuce, trimmed of coarse leaves and washed
1/2 red onion, peeled and sliced
1/4 telegraph cucumber
Chilli Bean Falafels


1. Pulse Craig’s Chilli Beans, onion and garlic in a food processor, until roughly chopped.

2. Turn into a bowl, sprinkle with couscous, mix well, cover with cling film and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or until the mixture is firm to touch.

3. Add the coriander, baking soda and season with salt and pepper. Mix well. Roll into balls and flatten slightly.

4. Heat a little oil in a large frying pan and cook the falafel for 2-3 minutes on each side until crisp and golden.

5. Combine the Eta Mayonnaise with the mint.

Serve the falafel with salad in pita breads topped with minty mayonnaise.

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