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Black Bean Cakes with Mole Salsa Recipe
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Black Bean Cakes with Mole Salsa Recipe

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Homemade salsa adds zip to these mouthwatering bean cakes. Serve on a bun for a scrumptious veggie burger! -Roxanne Chan, Albany, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • SALSA:
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons grated chocolate
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons minced chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Nutritional Facts

1 cake with 3 tablespoons salsa equals 206 calories, 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 39 mg cholesterol, 397 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 8 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 lean meat.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, mash beans. Add the egg, zucchini, bread crumbs, cheese, chili powder, salt, baking powder and cumin; mix well.
  2. Shape into six patties; brush both sides with oil. Place on a baking sheet.
  3. Broil 3-4 in. from the heat for 3-4 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 160°.
  4. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the salsa ingredients. Serve with black bean cakes. Yield: 6 servings (1-1/4 cups salsa).
Originally published as Black Bean Cakes with Mole Salsa in Taste of Home October/November 2009, p63

Nutritional Facts

1 cake with 3 tablespoons salsa equals 206 calories, 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 39 mg cholesterol, 397 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 8 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 lean meat.

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Reviewed Aug. 26, 2013

These were excellent and the Mole Salsa makes the dish..it was delicious. Easy to make too. Perfect for Meatless Monday!

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Reviewed Apr. 23, 2013

Good for you. The texture is a bit soft

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2011

These turned out better than I expected. They were delicious! My hubby even liked them and he normally prefers meat. Very impressed!

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Reviewed Oct. 4, 2010

These cakes are easy to make and they go great with the mole salsa!

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Reviewed Mar. 22, 2010

I substituted 1 cup of cooked butternut squash for the zucchini and they turned out great. The salsa was very yummy and really made the recipe great

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