Mexican Corn Cakes

"This is one of the Zaar recipes that I adopted. I hope to make this soon as it looks like a dish my family would enjoy. I’ll edit the recipe accordingly if needed. "
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  • To make corn cakes, in medium bowl combine corn muffin mix, water and egg until just blended.
  • Batter will be slightly lumpy.
  • Grease large nonstick griddle or skillet with nonstick cooking spray and place over medium heat to get pan hot.
  • Make corn cakes in batches using ¼ cup batter for each one and cooking about 2 minutes on each sides, until golden brown (You should have 12 corncakes total).
  • In small saucepan stir together black beans, chicken, salsa and cumin.
  • Cook over low heat just until heated through.
  • Remove pan from heat and stir in cilantro.
  • To serve, place three corn cakes on each plate.
  • Top with bean and chicken mixture.
  • Garnish with shredded cheddar cheese and a dollop of sour cream.

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  1. NashJen
    This is fantastic. I wasn't sure about it at first, but I'm glad I gave it a try. The only thing I did differently was to leave out the cilantro b/c I didn't have any on hand. Great textures and a great recipe!
  2. Annacia
    I'm not going to star this recipe only because I used it more as an inspiration than a step by step I made these cakes for brekkie but I made a cornbread from scratch because I really dislike any sweetening in cornbread. I just added a bit more milk to make it more pancake like and they griddled up very nicely. I topped them with a thin slice of ham, an egg, fat free cheddar and salsa. It made a delicious breakfast with a mug of Mexican Coffee. I do plan to use this as written for ZWT. *EDIT*, I made this again today as written and it's really lovely. I used canned chicken from Costco to cut down on cooking and it was moist and very flavorful. 5 stars from me.
  3. ChristyWF
    This was tasty. My husband liked it too! I didn't have any salsa so I sub'd green pepper, diced tomato and added chili powder, cumin, and cayenne pepper. It tasted a lot like the salsa we usually have. Will make this again.
  4. Sharon123
    My husband really enjoyed these cakes! He liked the corn cakes plain so much that I made the leftover batter into pancakes this morning and served them with syrup! With the black beans and chicken it was a complete meal last night. Thank you!



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