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Black Bean Falafel

Crispy and bursting with savory spice these Black Bean Falafels are an addictive way to sneak in some extra fiber and protein.
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Black Bean Falafel

Ingredients

  • 2 cups drain and rinse Black Beans, Canned
  • ½ cups Mexican Cheese, Shredded
  • ¼ cups crush Tortilla Chips
  • ⅛ cups dice Green Onion (Scallion)
  • 1 tablespoon chop Cilantro, Fresh
  • 1 teaspoon Taco Seasoning
  • 2 individual Egg Whites
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Canola Oil
  • Serving Day Ingredients

  • 2 individual Pita Bread, Whole Wheat

Freezer Containers

Supplies

Nutritional Information

  • Not available.

Directions

  1. In a mixing bowl, mash beans with a fork.
  2. Mix in cheese, crushed tortilla chips, green onions, cilantro, taco seasoning and egg whites. Stir until combined.
  3. Divide mixture and shape into patties about 1/2 inch thick.
  4. Heat oil in skillet over medium high heat.
  5. Cook patties until browned and heated through, about 3 minutes per side.
  6. Drain on paper towel.
  7. Serve with pitas.

Freezing Directions

Why would I want to freeze this?

  1. In a mixing bowl, mash beans with a fork.
  2. Mix in cheese, crushed tortilla chips, green onions, cilantro, taco seasoning and egg whites. Stir until combined.
  3. Divide mixture and shape into patties about 1/2 inch thick.
  4. Heat oil in skillet over medium high heat.
  5. Cook patties until browned and heated through, about 3 minutes per side.
  6. Drain on paper towel. Allow patties to cool.
  7. Place wax paper between patties and place in gallon freezer bag. Label and freeze.

Serving Day Directions

  1. Reheat as desired.
  2. Serve on pitas.

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