Spicy Black Bean Cakes with Cilantro Crema

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 4 mins

Cook time is per panful of bean cakes. This is from Chef2Chef.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place all bean cake ingredients, except oil, in a large mixing bowl and combine, partially mashing black beans (hands are best for this).
  2. Shape mixture into patties about 2 inches in diameter by 1 inch thick (an ice cream scoop is and ideal measure for this size patty).
  3. Fry over medium-high heat in a lightly oiled, heavy-bottomed pan, about 2 minutes per side, until cooked through.
  4. Serve immediately with a generous scoop of Avocado Salsa and a generous drizzle of Cilantro Crema, if desired.
  5. For Cilantro Crema: Combine all ingredients until well-blended.
  6. Keep refrigerated until serving.
  7. (Makes 2 1/2 cups.).