Black Bean Cakes

Total Time:
2 hr 10 min
30 min
1 hr 40 min

2 to 4 servings

  • Chipotle Sour Cream:
  • 4 ounces sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon adobo
  • Squeeze lime juice
  • Black Beans:
  • 2 cups dried black beans
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • Sauteed Vegetables:
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 6 to 8 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Black Bean Patties:
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon adobo
  • Olive oil
  • 1/4 cup julienned red onion
  • Handful fresh spinach leaves
  • 1/4 cup diced tomatoes
  • Squeeze lime juice
  • This recipe was provided by professional chefs and has been scaled down from a bulk recipe provided by a restaurant. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

  • For the sour cream: Mix all the ingredients together and set aside.

  • For the black beans: Combine the black beans with the onion and garlic cloves. Cover with water and bring to a boil, and then simmer, covered. The beans are ready when they are tender, about 1 1/2 hours. Drain and set aside to cool down. Drain.

  • For the vegetables: Saute all ingredients in a medium saute pan in the oil over medium-high and set aside to cool down.

  • For the patties: Take about 3/4 cup black beans after they have cooled and put into food processor and pulse until the beans break apart but don't form a big ball of mush.

  • Add the beans to the sauteed vegetables and mix in the flour, cumin, salt and pepper, and adobo and form into 6 to 8 patties.

  • Add enough oil to coat a medium saute pan and place over medium-high heat. Add 2 to 3 patties and cook for about 1 minute, and then turn and sear the other sides for 1 more minute. The patties should have a golden brown crust. Place into the oven for about 4 minutes.

  • While the patties are in the oven, add enough oil to coat a medium saute pan and place over medium-high heat. Add the red onion and cook for 1 minute. Add the spinach, season with salt and pepper, and wilt. Add the diced tomatoes and toss to warm through.

  • Set the spinach in the center of a plate and place 2 to 3 bean cakes on top. Squeeze a little lime juice on top and top off with chipotle sour cream.

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