Black Bean Cakes with Salsa


This quick and easy meatless main dish recipe gets its bite when topped with slices of jalapeño pepper and salsa. Black beans combine with corn muffin mix to make the patties.

Black Bean Cakes with Salsa
Photo: Andy Lyons
Total Time:
25 mins
8 cakes


  • 1 ½ cup prepared salsa

  • 1 jalapeño pepper

  • 2 15 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 8 ounce corn muffin mix

  • 2 ½ teaspoon chili powder

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • ½ cup sour cream

  • ½ teaspoon chili powder


  1. In colander, drain 1/2 cup of the salsa. Seed and finely chop half of the jalapeño; thinly slice remaining half. In large bowl mash beans with vegetable masher or fork. Stir in muffin mix, drained salsa, 2-1/2 teaspoons chili powder, and chopped jalapeño.

  2. In 12-inch skillet heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat. Add four 1/2-cup mounds of bean mixture to skillet. Flatten mounds with spatula to 3-1/2-inch-round cakes. Cook for 3 minutes on each side until browned. Remove from skillet. Repeat with remaining oil and bean mixture.

  3. In bowl combine sour cream and 1/2 teaspoon chili powder. Top cakes with remaining salsa, sliced jalapeño, and seasoned sour cream. Makes 4 (2-cake) servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

519 Calories
19g Fat
79g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 519
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 1553mg 68%
Total Carbohydrate 79g 29%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 4.7mg 24%
Calcium 131.3mg 10%
Iron 4.3mg 24%
Potassium 800mg 17%
Folate, total 12.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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