Southwestern Black Bean Cakes with Salsa, Fresh Cilantro, and Key Lime Peppered Mayonnaise

Total Time:
31 min
25 min
6 min

12 small bean cakes

  • 2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, drained and rinsed well
  • 2 tablespoons salsa, plus more for serving
  • 2 tablespoons finely diced green onions
  • 3/4 cup diced red bell peppers
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 1 1/2 cups bread crumbs
  • 3 large cloves garlic
  • 2 teaspoons bacon chipotle sauce (recommended: Bob's Bacon Chipotle Sauce)
  • Tortilla Chip Breading:
  • 2 teaspoons peanut oil, plus more as needed
  • 1 1/2 cups finely crushed tortilla chips
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Store bought salsa
  • Key Lime Peppered Mayonnaise, recipe follows
  • Lime twists, for garnish

Coat pan with 2 teaspoons peanut oil.

Combine beans, salsa, green onions, peppers, cilantro, bread crumbs, garlic, and chipotle sauce in a large bowl and mix well, mashing up the beans. Form 12 small patties (about the diameter of a silver dollar and 3/4 to 1-inch thick) and roll in tortilla breading.

Heat 2 teaspoons peanut oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Fry patties, in batches as necessary, until golden brown and heated through.

Serve on bed of salsa or cover with salsa and fresh cilantro. Add a small dollop of Peppered Lime Mayonnaise on top and garnish with a twist on lime.

Key Lime Peppered Mayonnaise:

1 cup mayonnaise

1 1/2 teaspoons fresh key lime juice

1 jalapeno pepper, minced

Salt and pepper

Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Refrigerate if not using immediately.

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