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Black bean cakes

Recipe Information

Servings 8
Preparation Time 1 Hour, 15 Minutes
Cook Time 1 Hour, 15 Minutes
Total Time 2 Hours, 30 Minutes
Difficulty Intermediate
Main Ingredient Black Beans
Category Beans & Legumes
Meal Brunch; Lunch; Dinner
Type Appetizer; Main Dish; Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Cook Method Boiling; Frying
Diet Low Calorie; Low Fat; Low Cholesterol; Low Sodium; Heart healthy; Vegetarian; Vegan; Gluten Free


  • 2 cups dried black beans, picked over and rinsed, soaked overnight and drained

  • 4 cups water 

  • 8 garlic cloves, chopped

  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil 



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

  • Mash cooked beans and garlic in a bowl. Stir in the cilantro and salt. Form the mixture into 8 cakes. Refrigerate on a plate for 1 hour.

  • In a nonstick frying pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat and cook the cakes, 5 minutes each side. Serve immediately.


Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories: 150 cal

  • Total fat: 4g

  • Saturated fat: 1g

  • Monounsaturated fat: 3g

  • Cholesterol: 0mg

  • Sodium: 140mg

  • Potassium: 399mg

  • Carbohydrate: 21g

  • Fiber: 4g

  • Protein: 8g

  • Calcium: 35mg