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Recipe: Black bean cakes

Medically reviewed on July 25, 2017

Serves 8

Dietitian Tip

For convenience, you may use canned black beans instead of the dried variety in this recipe. Although canned beans typically contain more sodium than home-cooked beans, you can rinse and drain them before use to help reduce the amount of sodium.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups dried black beans, picked over and rinsed, soaked overnight and drained
  • 4 cups water
  • 8 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Directions

In a large saucepan over high heat, combine the black beans and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover partially and simmer until the beans are tender, about 60 to 70 minutes. Drain well.

In a large bowl, mash together the beans and garlic. Stir in the cilantro and salt. Form the mixture into 8 cakes. Transfer to a plate and refrigerate for about 1 hour.

In a large, nonstick frying pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the cakes and cook, turning over once, until warmed and the outside is slightly crisp, about 5 minutes. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

Serving Size1 cake
Calories196
Carbohydrate30 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Fiber7 g
Protein10 g
Sodium156 mg
Monounsaturated Fat2.5 g
Saturated Fat0.5 g
Total Fat4 g

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