Black Bean Cakes Recipe

Great for a light lunch or a high-protein side dish.

Black Bean Cakes Recipe

How To Make Black Bean Cakes

A cake recipe with black beans fried to a crisp

Prep: 10 mins
Chill Time: 30 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 1 hr


  • 16 oz Cuban black beans
  • ½ cup corn flakes , or the breadcrumbs of your choice, crumbled
  • 1 egg
  • 4 scallions, finely chopped
  • ½ red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • hot sauce, Several dashes
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • cornmeal, for dredging


  1. Mix all ingredients in a glass bowl.
  2. Place the bowl in the refrigerator for a half hour.

  3. When the mixture has chilled and set, shape into four balls.

  4. Heat oil in a nonstick frying pan.

  5. Dredge each bean ball lightly through the cornmeal and drop it gently onto the hot oil.

  6. Flatten it (gently again) with a spatula.
  7. Let it fry for about 4 minutes on each side.

  8. Drain on paper towels.


  • Sugar: 1g
  • :
  • Calcium: 45mg
  • Calories: 284kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 32g
  • Cholesterol: 41mg
  • Fat: 13g
  • Fiber: 11g
  • Iron: 4mg
  • Potassium: 482mg
  • Protein: 12g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 45mg
  • Vitamin A: 707IU
  • Vitamin C: 22mg
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