May 2, 2010

It's What's For Dinner...

Black Bean Cakes with Chipotle Cream

Makes 8 servings. For a quick dinner option, freeze black bean cakes up to 3 weeks in advance; then prepare Chipotle Cream just before serving.

1 red bell pepper, diced
1/2 cup sliced green onions
1/2 cup frozen corn kernels, thawed
4 garlic cloves, minced
6 teaspoons olive oil, divided
2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2/3 cup fine, dry breadcrumbs, divided
3 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
2 Tbsp light mayonnaise
1 large egg, beaten
Chipotle Cream (see recipe below)

Saute first 4 ingredients in 2 tsp hot oil in a large nonstick skillet over med-high heat 5 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat; cool slightly.

Mash 1 1/2 cups black beans in a large bowl. Stir in remaining black beans, red bell pepper mixture, cumin, and next 3 ingredients. Add 1/2 cup breadcrumbs, cilantro, mayonnaise, and egg, stirring until well blended.

Shape black bean mixture into 8 (1/2" thick) patties. Place patties on a wax paper-lined baking sheet. Cover and chill 1 hour. Lightly dredge chilled patties in remaining 1/4 cup breadcrumbs.

Cook 4 patties in 2 tsp hot oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat 5 minutes on each side or until brown. Remove from skillet; keep warm. Repeat procedure with remaining 4 patties and 2 tsp oil. Serve with Chipotle Cream.

Chipotle Cream
1/2 cup light sour cream
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon minced canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce

Stir all ingredients together in a small bowl.

Per Serving (1 cake and 1 Tbsp cream)
169 calories
6.7g fat
5.1g fiber

4 sweet tweets:

Monica said...

Love these!

Diane said...

This sounds really good. I'm going to have to have the hubby make it for me this week! Thanks for sharing.

Whitney said...

That sounds interesting!

amy (metz) walker said...

Yum, I'm going to have to try these. I always order these at our favorite breakfast place and haven't tried to make them myself yet.