Spicy Black Bean Cakes
Prep Time: 20 Minutes Ready In: 35 Minutes 8 Large Patties, 16 small or 24 for appetizers
Lime Sour Cream:
1.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.
2.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.*
3.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. **
4.Divide into 8 balls and flatten into patties. (or make 24 small for appetizers).
5.In the oven, set cooking rack about 4 inches from heat source. Set oven to broil. Lightly grease baking sheet or place on parchment or silpat
6.Place bean patties on baking sheet, and broil 8 to 10 minutes. Turn cakes over, and broil until crispy, about 3 minutes more. ***
7.Serve with lime sour cream
**In a hurry, skip this step and use the food processor to pulse bean then use it to grate sweet potato into same bowl, add other ingredients and pulse to combine
*** I bake @ 375 for about 5 mins on each side and finish off under broiler.