Spicy Black Bean Cakes

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by kitchenslave03

From Everyday Food. I haven't tried them yet-I'm entering all of my recipes from magazines I've saved over the years to try to get rid of some of the clutter.

Top Review by muyfeliz

I subbed regular potato instead of the sweet potato. I just didn't think I would like the sweet potato with the spicy flavors. It was wonderful! My vegan sister in law loved it. She had it with guacamole instead of the sour cream. These also freeze beautifully.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat broiler. In small skillet over med heat, warm 1 T oil. Cook scallions til soft, 1 minute Add garlic, jalapeno and cumin. Cook til fragrant, 30 seconds. Transfer to large bowl.
  2. Add beans to bowl; mash with fork or potato masher, leaving about 1/4 of the beans whole. Season generously with salt and pepper. Fold in sweet potato, egg and breadcrumbs. Divide into 8 balls of equal size; flatten into patties.
  3. Brush a baking sheet with remaining T oil; place patties on sheet, 1/2 inch apart. Broil 4 inches from heat til golden brown, 8-10 minute With thin metal spatula, carefully turn cakes. Broil til crisp, 2-3 min more.
  4. If desired serve with Lime Sour Cream.
  5. Lime Sour Cream: In small bowl, combine 1/2 c sour cream with 2 t fresh lime juice and 1 small minced jalapeno; season with coarse salt.

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