Southwestern Falafel Recipe

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Southwestern Falafel
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  1. Heat vegetable oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Place onion, green bell pepper, egg, garlic, taco seasoning, baking powder, peanut oil, cumin, salt, and cayenne pepper in a food processor. Puree until smooth.
  3. Pour pinto beans into mixture and pulse until pinto beans are chopped and integrated, but not smooth.
  4. Transfer bean mixture to a large bowl; stir hot sauce into mixture.
  5. Stir enough bread crumbs into mixture to form a dough that holds together, but isn't sticky.
  6. Form dough into quarter-sized balls.
  7. Deep-fry in hot oil until falafel are deep brown, about 3 to 5 minutes.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 632.05 Kcal (2646 kJ)
Calories from fat 251.38 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27.93g 43%
Cholesterol 27.28mg 9%
Sodium 888.68mg 37%
Potassium 1212.64mg 26%
Total Carbs 85.76g 29%
Sugars 2.72g 11%
Dietary Fiber 8.55g 34%
Protein 8.98g 18%
Vitamin C 29.5mg 49%
Vitamin A 0.5mg 16%
Iron 11.6mg 64%
Calcium 156.7mg 16%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 261.6 Kcal (1095 kJ)
Calories from fat 104.04 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.56g 43%
Cholesterol 11.29mg 9%
Sodium 367.82mg 37%
Potassium 501.9mg 26%
Total Carbs 35.5g 29%
Sugars 1.13g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3.54g 34%
Protein 3.72g 18%
Vitamin C 12.2mg 49%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 16%
Iron 4.8mg 64%
Calcium 64.8mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 14.2
  • 17

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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