Posted on Saturday, February 27, 2010
by Vikki Hall
These bean cakes are yummy and great for you. Served with the salsa, it makes a very colorful and festive presentation. I serve these with a lite side salad. Plenty of protein and fiber. Even my meat loving hubby loves this meal.
INGREDIENTSSalsa2 navel oranges, separated and cut into small pieces1 large tomato, cored and diced finely1 scallion, sliced thin1 tbsp fresh basil, minced1 garlic clove, minced1 tbsp fresh lime juice2 tsp olive oil1 small jalapeno pepper seeded and minced1 dash salt
Bean Cakes4 cups cooked black beans, rinsed and drained if canned2 eggs1/2 cup bread crumbs1 tbsp olive oil, plus oil for greasing pan1 medium onion, diced finely2 garlic cloves, minced1 celery rib, sliced thin1 tsp ground cumin1/4 tsp saltLiberal seasoning of freshly ground pepper
DIRECTIONSCombine all the salsa ingredients in a bowl. Let sit for at least 1 hour.Place 3 cups of the black beans in a large bowl. Process the remaining cup of beans with the eggs until smooth. Stir this mixture into the whole beans along with the bread crumbs.Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, and celery and saute until very tender and beginning to brown. Sprinkle on the cumin and cook 1 more minute.Scrape the vegetables into the bean mixture and add the salt and pepper. Stir to mix well.Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly oil a baking sheet.Using a 1/3 cup measuring cup, scoop up 12 portions of the bean mixture and place on the baking sheet. Flatten out with the scoop or your hand.Bake 10 minutes, flip and bake 10 more minutes. Serve the bean cakes with a spoonful of salsa on each.
Number of Servings: 6
I got this from sparkpeople.... going to make them today!
Vikki these sound sooo yummy! Let us know how they taste. I’m putting the ingredients on my shopping list and making them this week. Thanks for sharing
I wil have to try these as well. Thanks for sharing!
I made them and they were awesome!
These sound fantastic. Love black beans and can’t wait to try.
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