Spicy Black Bean Cakes

Lustre Craft Cookware
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican


  • Large Cookie Sheet
  • 2 Quart Sauté Pan


Lime Sour Cream Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Reduced Fat Sour Cream
  • 2 tsp. Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 small Jalapeño Pepper minced
  • Salt to taste

Black Bean Cakes Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp. Olive Oil divided in half
  • 4 Green Onions thinly sliced
  • 6 Garlic Cloves pressed
  • 2 fresh Jalapeño Peppers finely diced
  • 1 tbsp. Ground Cumin
  • 2 - 14.5 oz cans Black Beans drained and rinsed
  • Salt to taste
  • Black Pepper to taste
  • 2 cups grated raw Sweet Potato
  • 1 Egg lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup Plain Dried Bread Crumbs


Instructions for the Black Bean Cakes

  • Preheat 2 Quart Sauce Pan over medium heat. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil and add green onions until softened, about 1 minute. Stir in garlic, 2 diced jalapeños , and cumin. Cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  • Transfer contents of pan to large bowl. Stir in black beans and mash with a fork. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Mix in sweet potatoes, egg, and bread crumbs. Shape into 8 patties.
  • Set the cooking rack in the oven about 4 inches from heat source. Set oven to broil. Lightly grease the Large Cookie Sheet with 1 tablespoon oil.
  • Place bean patties on Large Cookie Sheet and broil 8 to 10 minutes. Turn cakes over, and broil until crispy, about 3 minutes more.

Instructions for the Lime Sour Cream

  • Mix together sour cream, lime juice, 1 small minced jalapeño and salt in a small bowl. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve with Black Bean Cakes.
  • Enjoy!
Keyword black bean, spicy