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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.
4 Servings Meet The Cook Print
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 White
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Canola Oil
  • Serving Day Ingredients

    These ingredients are added AFTER your meal has been frozen — for the day you serve and eat it.

  • 2 individual Pita Bread, Whole Wheat

Freezer Containers

  • 1 Gallon Freezer Bag

Supplies

  • Wax Papers
  • Labels

Nutritional Information

  • Not available.

Make It Now Cooking Directions

These directions are for cooking this recipe to serve immediately and NOT to freeze for later.

  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.

Freeze For Later Cooking Directions

These directions help you cook or prepare this meal PRIOR to being frozen for serving later (see Serving Day Directions when you are ready to prepare it to eat).

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.

Make From Frozen Serving Day Directions

These directions help you cook or reheat this meal AFTER it's been frozen for when you are ready to eat it.

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

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  1. 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

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

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