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These spicy bean cakes are meatless finger foods that are filling enough to make a main dish.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Black Bean Cakes:


Black Bean cakes:
  • Place torn bread in a food processor bowl or blender container. Cover and process or blend until bread resembles coarse crumbs. Transfer crumbs to a large bowl and set aside. Place cilantro and garlic in the food processor bowl or blender container; cover and process or blend until finely chopped. Add beans, 1 of the chipotle peppers, 1 to 2 teaspoons of the adobo sauce (reserve remaining peppers and sauce for another use), and cumin. Process or blend using on/off pulses until beans are coarsely chopped and mixture begins to pull away from sides. Add mixture to bread crumbs in bowl. Add egg; mix well and shape into four 1/2-inch-thick patties.

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  • Grill patties on the lightly greased rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium heat for 8 to 10 minutes or until patties are heated through, turning once.

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  • Meanwhile in small bowl mash avocado. Stir in lime juice. Season with salt and pepper. Serve patties with guacamole and tomato.

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  • If desired, for burger baskets, place the bean cakes on a bed of purchased baked tortilla chips in a lined basket or bowl and garnish with orange wedges. Makes 4 servings.


Up to 24 hours in advance, prepare guacamole, cover, and refrigerate.

Nutrition Facts

178 calories; 7 g total fat; 1 g saturated fat; 53 mg cholesterol; 487 mg sodium. 25 g carbohydrates; 9 g fiber; 11 g protein; 93 RE vitamin a; 7 mg vitamin c; 71 mg calcium; 3 mg iron;


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