Spicy Black Bean Cakes


These baked black bean cakes are easy to make and less fattening than fried ones.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
8 patties


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, or as needed

Lime Sour Cream Sauce:

  • ½ cup reduced fat sour cream

  • 1 small fresh jalapeno pepper, minced

  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice

  • salt to taste

Bean Cakes:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced

  • 2 fresh jalapeno peppers, finely diced

  • 6 cloves garlic, pressed

  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin

  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans black beans, drained and rinsed

  • salt and black pepper to taste

  • 2 cups grated raw sweet potato

  • ½ cup plain dried bread crumbs

  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten


  1. Set oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler. Lightly grease a baking sheet with olive oil.

  2. Make sauce: Mix together sour cream, jalapeño pepper, lime juice, and salt in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate.

  3. Make cakes: Heat olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir green onions in hot oil until softened, about 1 minute. Stir in jalapeño peppers, garlic, and cumin; cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

  4. Transfer green onion mixture to a large bowl. Stir in black beans; mash with a fork. Season with salt and pepper. Mix in sweet potato, bread crumbs, and beaten egg until well combined. Divide mixture into 8 balls, flatten into patties, and place on the prepared baking sheet.

  5. Cook under the preheated broiler for 8 to 10 minutes. Turn patties over and continue broiling until crispy, about 3 minutes more. Serve with sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

219 Calories
7g Fat
31g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 219
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 520mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 9g 32%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 9mg 43%
Calcium 95mg 7%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 526mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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