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Black Bean Falafel

I pulled a few of these out last weekend to heat up for my girls and I for lunch while my husband heated up leftovers – they are so good that he wanted some too! Glad I had extras!  They are delicious and very quick to whip up.  High in protein and fiber due to the black beans, these little falafels are packed with Mexican flavor !  Eat them with a whole wheat pita and guacamole if desired.  I’m trying to cut down in carbs, so I just ate mine as is with a dollop of sour cream.

Black Bean Falafel


Heather @ onceamonthmeals.com; adapted from Andreas Recipes


  • 15 onces black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 0.5 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • 0.25 cup finely crushed baked tortilla chips
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped green onion
  • 1 Tablespoon finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon taco seasoning
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1.5 teaspoon canola oil


In a medium bowl, mash beans with a fork. Mix in cheese, crushed tortilla chips, green onions, cilantro, cumin, and egg white.  Stir until combined. Divide mixture and shape into patties about 1/2 inch thick. Heat oil in skillet over medium high heat. Cook patties until browned and heated through, about 3 minutes per side. Drain on paper towel. Serve with pitas, guacamole, salsa and sour cream, if desired.

Freezing Directions:

Prepare as directed above. Allow patties to cool. Place wax paper between patties and place in gallon freezer bag. Label and freeze. To serve: Thaw. Reheat as desired.

Servings: 4

**conversion chart image provided by Erik Spiekermann

3 Responses to “Black Bean Falafel”

  1. Karen Reimels says:

    When i use the printer icon to print recipes – the font size is huge and it is taking many pages to print. Any idea what i am doing incorrectly ? Thanks

    • Kelly says:

      Not sure Karen! Maybe just wait for the page to load completely? Or check your print preview and adjust the page width?

  2. Lisa Mata says:

    These turned out really good. Even my 16yo son (who wants meat in everything) came back for seconds. Thank you!

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