Spicy Black Bean Cakes

Lime Sour Cream Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Reduced Fat Sour Cream
  • 2 tsp Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 small Jalapeño Pepper, minced 
  • Salt to taste

Black Bean Cakes Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil, divided
  • 4 Green Onions, thinly sliced
  • 6 Garlic Cloves, pressed
  • 2 fresh Jalapeño Peppers, finely diced
  • 1 tbsp Ground Cumin
  • 2 - 14.5oz cans Black Beans, drained and rinsed
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black Pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups grated raw Sweet Potato
  • 1 Egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup Plain Dried Bread Crumbs

Instructions for the Lime Sour Cream:

  1. Mix together sour cream, lime juice, 1 small minced jalapeño and salt in a small bowl. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve with Black Bean Cakes.

Instructions for the Black Bean Cakes:

  1. Preheat Small Skillet over medium heat. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil and add green onions until softened, about 1 minute. Stir in garlic, 2 diced jalapeños , and cumin. Cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. 
  2. Transfer contents of pan to large bowl. Stir in black beans and mash with a fork. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Mix in sweet potatoes, egg, and bread crumbs. Shape into 8 patties. 
  3. Set the cooking rack in the oven about 4 inches from heat source. Set oven to broil. Lightly grease the Large Cookie Sheet with 1 tablespoon oil. 
  4. Place bean patties on Large Cookie Sheet and broil 8 to 10 minutes. Turn cakes over, and broil until crispy, about 3 minutes more. Serve with Lime Sour Cream.