Black Bean Cakes (Bookmarked Recipes)

I saw these and knew I had to make them. I’m submitting them in the Bookmarked Recipes blogging event. Since the majority of my recipes are bookmarked from other blogs, websites, or cookbooks, I could practically submit everything I post to this event, but I’ll just stick to one (at most) a week. 

Hubby and I love sweet potatoes and black beans. I made these the same night as the PW Crispy Yogurt Chicken. My plan was to use the leftover yogurt concoction to dip the cakes into. However, I started dipping my chicken in the yogurt before setting some aside for dipping. Grr…

Anyways, I’m not a fan of spice, so I got rid of the jalepeno pepper. We both liked these but I think they’d be better broiled instead of cooked in a pan. That’s what I get for being in a hurry I guess…

Black Bean cakes – from Bean’s Bistro – originally from Martha Stewart – makes 4
2 Green Onions, chopped
2 Tbsp. Sliced Jalapenos, chopped – I omitted
2 Cloves of Garlic, chopped – I used 3
1 Tbsp. Cumin
1 Can of Black Beans, drained
1 Sweet Potato, peeled and grated
1 Egg
1/2 C. Bread Crumbs

In a small saute pan, cook the onions, jalapenos, garlic, and cumin with a little olive oil on medium heat. The onions will be translucent when done.

In a large bowl, pour in the drained black beans. Add in the mixture from the pan and mash everything using a fork. You will want the beans to be smashed, but it’s perfectly ok to have some that are still whole.

Fold in the rest of the ingredients until they are well mixed.

Form small cakes, about 3″ across and around 1/2″ to 1″ high.

Place on a cookie sheet or flat pan. Broil on high for 10 minutes. Be sure they don’t start to burn – if so, turn the broiler down to low – I cooked ours in a saute pan. Next time I’ll try broiling them.

Flip the cakes after the initial 10 minutes and then return to broil for another 2 minutes.

Serve warm. These are excellent with sour cream or a little lime juice.

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13 Responses to “The Power of Pink!”

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    Becca — October 1, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    Yay! Can’t wait to participate!

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    Amy — October 1, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    So exciting! I’m definitely in!

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    stephchows — October 1, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    what a great way to spread the word! great job!

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    blissfullydelicious — October 2, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    YGM!!

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    Kelsey — October 2, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    What a wonderful event. I’m in!

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    nutmegnanny — October 3, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    This sounds great! I will be participating:)

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    Heather — October 3, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    This is a fantastic idea!
    We are seeing what highlowaha.com can cook up

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    CB — October 5, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    Sa-weet! Pink is back. Sok if I post the logo/challenge on my blog as a reminder? I have the WORST memory!
    /Clara

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    Jen — October 5, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    Of course I don’t mind CB. Can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with!

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    Julie — October 9, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    If we make more than one pink thing, can we enter more than once? Just curious… I have a few pink things on the horizon so figured it never hurts to ask. 🙂

    Glad you brought the pink challenge back!

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    Jen — October 9, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    Julie – You can definitely enter as many pink items as you make. The more the merrier!

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    Dorothy — October 13, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    Should we post ON Oct. 31st, before midnight…or do you mean that we can post any time this month as long as it’s before Oct. 31st?
    *overthinking it* 🙂

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    Shauna — October 16, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    This is a great challenge! I will definitely think of something to whip up so I can participate.

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