Cooking with PJ Vadas – Beef Falafel

Beef Falafel


500g Farmer Angus beef mincemeat

1 onion

1 tsp cumin

1tsp paprika

2 garlic cloves

¼ tsp turmeric

2 Tbs toasted sunflower seeds

1 tsp sumac

1 lemon’s zest



Sauté the onion and garlic in some olive oil. Add the cumin, paprika, and turmeric in the pan. Fry for one minute then allow to cool.

Mix in the sunflower seeds, sumac, and lemon zest.

Add in the raw mincemeat and mix well.

Shape into balls or to fit the skewer and panfry for about 10 minutes.

Serve with mint yoghurt dressing or hummus.


Please visit us at Vadas Smokehouse & Bakery, situated at Spier Wine Farm, Baden Powell Drive in Stellenbosch. You can check out the rest of our menu at We look forward to welcoming you. We are open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week, except for Sunday nights.






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