Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Spicy Black Bean Cakes

I was looking for something tasty to make for dinner and was paging through my Martha Stewart cookbook and came across the recipe for Spicy Black Bean Cakes. I've made most of this cookbook, and liked everything so far, but hadn't ever made these before. They looked tasty and I had the ingredients in the house, so I went for it.

Martha didn't disappoint, these were easy, fast and delicious. And, super healthy to boot! Score!!


Spicy Black Bean Cakes
Martha Stewart, Great Food Fast

Olive Oil
4 scallions, finely chopped
6 cloves of garlic, pressed
1-2 jalepenos (I used 1.5, ribbed and seeded) finely chopped
1 TBS cumin
2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed
1 sweet potato, peeled and grated (about 2 cups)
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup bread crumbs

Lime Sour Cream
1/2 Cup sour cream
2-3 tsp lime juice
1/4-1/2 of a jalepeno finely chopped

In a small frying pan, saute the scallions, jalepeno, garlic, and cumin with a bit of olive oil for 2-3 minutes. Place in a large bowl. Add the black beans. Mash with a fork, leaving about 1.4 of the beans whole. Fold in the sweet potato, egg and breadcrumbs.

Heat the broiler.

Make the bean mixture into small patties and place on a baking sheet with a bit of olive oil. Place in the broiler for 8 minutes. Flip gently and broil for 2-3 more minutes.

Enjoy topped with lime sour cream!


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