Thursday, July 15, 2010

Spicy Black Bean Cakes with Lime Sour Cream

These make an excellent, flavorful side dish, or you can slap it on a bun and call it a veggie burger. The sky's the limit!

  • 1 TB olive oil
  • 4 scallions, chopped finely
  • 6 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 1 to 2 jalapeno chiles chopped (remove seeds and ribs to tone down spiciness)
  • 1 TB cumin
  • 2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and coarsely grated
  • 1 large egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup plain breadcrumbs

  1. Heat broiler
  2. warm 1 TB olive oil in small skillet and cook scallions until soft (1 min)
  3. add garlic, chiles and cumin and cook until fragrant (30 sec)
  4. transfer to large bowl
  5. add beans to bowl and mash with fork or potato masher until only 1/4 beans remain whole, or chop beans with food processor.
  6. season generously with S&P
  7. fold in potato, egg and crumbs
  8. divide into 8 balls of equal size and flatten into patties
  9. brush baking sheet with 1 TB oil and place patties on sheet
  10. broil until golden brown (9-10 min)
  11. flip and broil until crisp (2-4 min)
  12. serve with lime sour cream and avocado

Lime Sour Cream

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 1 small jalapeno chile, minced
  • salt
  1. Combine ingredients in small bowl

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