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Black Bean Cake Recipe

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Cakes With Cilantro Lime Sour Cream

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Cakes With Cilantro Lime Sour Cream

Adapted from Everyday Food: Great Food Fast

Black Bean Cake Recipe

Ingredients

  1. Black Bean and Sweet Potato Cakes
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    2 scallions, finely chopped
    6 garlic cloves
    1 shallot, finely chopped
    1 jalapeno finely chopped, ribs and seeds removed, if desired
    1 tablespoon ground cumin
    2 (14-ounce) cans black beans
    1 large sweet potato, coarsely grated
    1 large egg, lightly beaten
    1/2 cup dried bread crumbs
    Lime and Cilantro Sour Cream
    1/2 cup reduced fat sour cream
    2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (about one lime)
    1/8 cup cilantro, roughly chopped
    1 scallion, roughly chopped
    1 jalapeno, roughly chopped with ribs and seeds removed, if desired for more heat

Directions

  1. Heat the broiler. In a small skillet over medium heat, warm 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Cook scallions until softened, about 1 minute. Add garlic, jalapeno, cumin, and shallot and cook until fragrant, about 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Add beans to the bowl, mash with a fork or potato masher, leaving about one quarter of beans whole. Season with salt and pepper. Fold in sweet potato, egg, and bread crumbs. Divide into equal size patties, about 2 inches in diameter.
  3. Brush a baking sheet with remaining tablespoon of olive oil. Place the patties on the sheet about 1/2 inch apart. Broil 4 inches from the heat until golden brown, about 8 to 10 minutes. With a thin spatula, carefully turn the cakes over. Broil until crisp, about 2 or 3 minutes.
  4. Lime and Cilantro Sour Cream: In a small food processor, combine sour cream, lime juice, cilantro, scallion, and jalapeno. Mix well.
  5. Drizzle the sour cream over the black bean and sweet potato cake or serve sour cream in a small bowl with the cakes.

Serves 6-8.

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