These bean cakes will dazzle anyone they're served to. They also come together quickly for a fun and tasty weeknight meal. Top the cakes off with your favorite chunky salsa or spread.
Prep time: | Cook time: | Total: | 16 servings
Perfect for your next party! Serve these babies as hors d'oeuvres topped with different salsa's and spreads.
15 ounces refried black beans
2 tbsp cornmeal
½ cup whole wheat bread crumbs
¼ tsp cumin (optional)
1 tsp chili powder (optional)
1 tsp lime zest (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a cookie sheet or line with parchment paper and set aside. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl using clean hands. Add extra cornmeal of whole wheat flour if the mixture is very sticky. Wash and completely dry hands. Lightly flour hands and pick off wall-nut sized balls of the mixture. Roll into a ball in your hands and place ball on cookie sheet. Use your palm to flatten into a patty. Repeat, yielding 16-18 cakes. Bake for 15 minutes, or until firm.