Black Bean Cakes Recipe

Jean Teller shares this reader submitted vegetarian Black Bean Cakes Recipe, perfect for any vegetarian meal.

| March/April 2007

A reader submitted this vegetarian Black Bean Cakes Recipe to the GRIT Recipe Box.

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Black Bean Cakes Recipe

2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 2/3 cups chopped onions
1 jalapeño or Serrano pepper, seeded and minced
4 large cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes
1 1/2 cups chopped carrots
4 cans (15 ounces each) black beans
1/2 cup nonfat plain yogurt

In heated, nonstick skillet, place 1 tablespoon oil. Add onions and sauté over medium heat until they begin to brown. Add jalapeño, garlic, cumin, coriander and red pepper flakes. Cook for 30 seconds, stirring well. Add carrots and black beans; stir well. Season with salt and pepper.

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