I have all of the ingredients in my house, so this is one of my go-to-in-a-rush-we-just-home-from-soccer-and-it-is-6:30-already dinners. These also black bean cakes with corn salsa and avocado sauce also make a great sandwich.
I would have no problem becoming a vegetarian. I could easily give up meat, and live on salads, but I do not think that my family would go along with me. My boys are meat-eaters. Hamburgers, steaks, and pulled pork are their favorites. That being said, when I put a plate of black bean cakes in front of them, they look at me funny, but the plate is always clean. I love this version because they are so flavorful. a little kick from chipotle pepper and chile powders, but they are not hot. Nice freshness and crunch from the corn salsa, and creaminess from the avocado sauce. I have all of the ingredients in my house, so this is one of my go-to-in-a-rush-we-just-home-from-soccer-and-it-is-6:30-already dinners. These also black beans with corn salsa and avocado sauce cakes also make a great sandwich.
This post was supposed to be my Lazy Susan post for April, but it did not happen. Sorry girls!
Black Bean Cakes with Corn Salsa and Avocado Sauce Ingredients //
- 1 (14-ounce) can of black beans, drained
- 1 clove garlic
- 1/2 cup red onion
- 1/2 cup red pepper
- 1/2 cup corn kernel
- 1 egg
- 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- salt and pepper
- 1 cup bread crumbs
- 1 cup corn kernels
- 1/4 cup red pepper
- 2 green onions
- 10 teardrop tomatoes
- juice of 2 limes
- salt and pepper
- 1 avocado
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 Tablespoon lime juice
How to Make // The Steps
Step 1: Mix together garlic, onion, red pepper, corn, egg, chili powders, oregano, and cumin. Season with salt and pepper.
Step 2: Mash the black beans a bit and add to the bowl.
Step 3: Stir in the bread crumbs.
Step 4: Form into patties, and chill in the fridge for 20 minutes or so. It helps keep the patties together.
Step 5: Mix together all of the ingredients for the salsa while the black bean patties are chilling.
Step 6: To make the avocado sauce, put the avocado, sour cream, lime, and cumin, in the blender. Season with some salt and pepper. Blend until smooth. It is a very thick sauce, you can thin it with more lime juice or some water.
Step 7: Heat a pan over medium heat. Pour in a few Tablespoons of olive oil and put the patties in the pan. Resist the urge to flip the cakes too soon. They will fall apart. Cook until they brown and then flip. Cook the other side.
Step 8: I put mine on a bed of spinach leaves. Top with corn salsa and avocado sauce. Serve with lime wedges.
Saturday 16th of June 2012
These are great! I'm a college student who's home for the summer, and I do all the cooking in my family. I always choose healthy options for us, but my parents don't see eye-to-eye with me when it comes to quinoa, sweet potatoes, kale, and other 'weird' foods. When my mom took a bite of these cakes, for the first time she looked intently at me and said, "These are REALLY good. I don't miss the meat at all." Thanks, Bree!
Tuesday 19th of June 2012
Wow! What a compliment! I love this recipe too. And black bean cakes are really versatile, you can make burgers, tacos, all kinds of stuff with them.
Monday 11th of June 2012
Hi Bree! My son and I made this meal tonight, and it was deliicious! I made meatballs, too, for the non-veggie loving members of our family. The black bean burgers definitely trumped the meatballs! Thanks for your creative recipes and beautiful illlustrations! You have been a true friend to me in my menu planning!
Tuesday 12th of June 2012
That's what I like to hear! I am so glad that you liked them so much.
Thursday 7th of June 2012
Have you ever froze these? If so, do you freeze before frying or after?
Tuesday 12th of June 2012
I have not, but I think that it would be the most convenient to freeze them after you fry and just reheat.
Monday 21st of May 2012
Thanks for sharing a fabulous recipe! I'm sharing on my blog with a link back to yours. Love your recipes! :)
Tuesday 22nd of May 2012
You are welcome, and thanks for the link back.
Wednesday 16th of May 2012
We had these for supper tonight and they were delicious!!! Since there were only two to feed, we have lots of leftovers. I can't stop eating the salsa or the avocado sauce. I'm going to freeze the leftover black bean cakes so I can pull one or two out for lunch when I need to later. Thanks for a delish recipe!
Friday 18th of May 2012
I love this recipe, and could eat this all the time. Glad that you liked it so much.