Black bean cakes

After a looonng day of work ( getting off too late for crossfit 😦 ), meetings, apprecatory ice cream from the boss, I was craving something fresh and clean and flavorful. Black bean cakes and a large salad it is. I had some leftover lentils that I mixed in with the black beans which made them extra filling. I had some issues with mine sticking together. I forgot to buy panko which would help hold them together. Panko is Japanese bread crumbs, however any bread, cracker, crouton, etc crumbs would do. I tried to make my own crumbs, got lazy and had cracker and crouton chunks, oh well. 
I warn you, these photos do not look that pretty but the cakes taste delicious. 
Black Bean Cakes
(Adapted from Cooking Light September 2012)
6 Servings
Ingredients
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 large egg
1 (15 ounce) can low sodium black beans, drained and rinsed
1 ½ cups of cooked lentils
½ cup cracker or bread crumbs
¼ cup chopped green onion
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1 teaspoon cumin
½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 garlic clove chopped
Instructions:
1. Mix 1 tablespoon olive oil, egg, black beans, lentils in a food processor. Pulse until  it turned into a choppy paste.
2. Mix in bread crumbs, onions, cilantro, cumin, crushed red pepper, and garlic clove into a bowel with the bean mixture.
3. put the rest of the bread crumbs on a dish.
4. Create ½ inch patty from the mixture and dredge in the bread crumbs.
5. Cook on a skillet or pan for about 3-4 minutes per side or until the outside becomes golden brown.
(Hopefully your cakes stay together better than mine did!!)
6.Serve with a salad, or an egg and enjoy!!

Printable version: Black bean cakes

 Dinner is served!!
xoxo,

Katie
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