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Spicy Black Bean Cakes

Prep Time: 20 Minutes Ready In: 35 Minutes 8 Large Patties, 16 small or 24 for appetizers


Lime Sour Cream:

  • 1/2 cup reduced fat sour cream (or yogurt)
  • 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 (or 3 Cups), 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
  • (Optional) diced Red pepper for color and crunch


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.

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