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


  • 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: 206 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 39mg cholesterol, 397mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 6g fiber), 8g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1-1/2 starch, 1 lean meat 2 fat


  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

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Reviewed Aug. 26, 2013

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

Reviewed Apr. 23, 2013

"Good for you. The texture is a bit soft"

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!"

Reviewed Oct. 4, 2010

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

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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