Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Recipe: Spicy Black Bean Cakes

For those who requested the recipe, here you go. These were fabulous!

Spicy Black Bean Cakes

Prep Time: 20 Min | Cook Time: 15 Min | Servings: 8 patties


Lime Sour Cream:
1/2 cup reduced fat sour cream
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
1 small fresh jalapeno pepper, minced
salt to taste

Bean Cakes:
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
4 green onions, thinly sliced
6 cloves garlic, pressed
2 fresh jalapeno peppers, finely diced
1 tablespoon ground cumin
2 (14.5 ounce) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
salt and black pepper to taste
2 cups grated raw sweet potato
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup plain dried bread crumbs


To prepare lime sour cream, mix the sour cream, lime juice, 1 small minced jalapeno, and salt together in a small bowl. Cover, and refrigerate.

Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Cook green onions until softened, about 1 minute. Stir in garlic, 2 diced jalapenos, and cumin; cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

Transfer contents of skillet to a large bowl. Stir in black beans, and mash with a fork. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Mix in sweet potatoes, egg, and bread crumbs. Divide into 8 balls, and flatten into patties.

In the oven, set cooking rack about 4 inches from heat source. Set oven to broil. Lightly grease baking sheet with 1 tablespoon oil.

Place bean patties on baking sheet, and broil 8 to 10 minutes. Turn cakes over, and broil until crispy, about 3 minutes more. Serve with lime sour cream.

Nutritional Info:

Calories: 219
Total Fat: 6.7g
Cholesterol: 32mg
Sodium: 578mg
Total Carbs: 31.3g
Dietary Fiber: 8.9g
Protein: 9.4g



Amanda said...


FitBy40 said...

Love trying new things...thanks for sharing!

Dawnya said...

Thanks for sharing! I can't wait to give these a try. Sounds like an awesome weekend meal.

Lap Band Gal said...

Yum! Can't wait to give it a try :)

Beth Ann said...

YAY!! Thank you!

Meli said...

i made these last night. SO good!!!!!!!!!! i'm def going to make more. they actually make a really good snack. i'm gonna make them into little black bean nuggets and keep them in the fridge as a protein snack.