Black Bean Cakes

"A man is better pleased when he has a good dinner, than when his wife talks Greek."

- Dr. Samuel Johnson, from the General Foods Kitchens Cookbook, 1959.




Black Bean Cakes


Submitted by:

Stacey D-J


4 main dish or 8 appetizer

Preparation time:

30 minutes


2 cups cooked, rinsed, and drained black beans

1 red pepper, minced

1 cup cooked brown (or white) rice

½ onion, minced

2 cloves garlic, minced

½ jalapeno pepper, finely minced

2 cups bread crumbs

1/3 cup vegetable stock

1 tablespoon cilantro, minced (optional)

2 tablespoons flour

1 egg

1 egg white

salt and pepper to taste


Mash beans and set aside. Saute onions, garlic, and peppers using 1 teaspoon of oil; deglaze pan with vegetable stock. Add sautéed vegetables to mashed beans along with flour, rice, 1 cup of breadcrumbs, cilantro, egg, and salt and pepper. With mixture, form small cakes. Use the remaining breadcrumbs to coat each side of each cake. Brown in skillet using about 1 teaspoon of oil. Serve hot with corn salsa.


This is from the Michigan Athletic Club…