Black Bean Cakes

Black Bean Cakes


"These are really delicious, especially when served with sour cream or the homemade sauce included in this recipe! They are great for Chinese New Year."


25 m servings 175 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 175 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 3 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 28.3g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 9.8 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol:
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 110 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place black beans in a large pot with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour, or until tender.
  2. In an electric blender or food processor, process black beans until smooth. Stir in cumin, chili powder, salt, and cilantro; blend. Roll the mixture into balls, allowing 3 tablespoons of mixture per ball.
  3. Place balls between sheets of wax paper and press down on the wax paper to form 1/8 inch thick rounds.
  4. Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet. Fry the cakes 2 or 3 minutes per side.
  5. In a bowl, combine yogurt, milk, and cayenne pepper (to taste). Serve the sauce over the hot black bean cakes.
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  1. 16 Ratings


Hello All: I added one large egg and 3/4 cup of cornmeal. It made it easier to control the patties. I put them on a cookie sheet using parchment paper, then I sprayed a little pam on each pattie...

This is delicious. I used canned black beans and needed to add some bread crumbs in order to roll into balls. I put them in a tortilla with some tomato and sour cream and had as a main dish.

These were good. For those of you whose cakes fell apart, your oil probably wasn't hot enough. Tip: when you think the oil is heated in the skillet, toss in a pinch of flour, if it sizzles, then...

I don't know if it was the canned beans I used or if the recipe's ingredients failed to bind the cakes together. ? They were even too sticky to come off the wax paper (as recipe indicated to pre...

The cakes were very tasty, but way to soft. It was very hard to turn them over in the pan. I added 2 tsp of cornmeal to the mix, but next time I'll also add 1 egg.

The taste was good, and the sauce fine. My patties didn't fall apart, but they didn't really seem to cook, either. They only formed the most barely perceptible crust, and were still completely...

Really tasty! I used canned beans and they came out a little soft, but I'll definitely try again!

When people say these cakes fall apart if you follow the recipe, they must really mean it. I'm usually good at pattie recipes so I thought I could make them work, but the consistency was wasn't...

I had black bean cakes for the first time recently. They were so good, I decided to give them a try. This recipe would have been better if they added some sort of "paste" such as cornmeal.