Black Bean Cakes (Makes About 20 Patties)

Prep Time: 5 mins Cook Time: 15 mins

nut free


  • 1 15 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 ear of corn, cut off the cob (or 1 cup frozen kernels, defrosted)
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, packed
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons bread crumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 1-2 tablespoon vegetable or canola oil


1. Place all the ingredients, except the oil, in a food processor and puree.

2. Heat a large saute pan over low to medium heat with 1-2 tbsp oil.

3. Place 1 Tbsp of the bean mixture in the pan. Using the back of a spoon, spread the mixture into an even circle (the size and shape of a pancake).

4. Cook for 3 minutes.

5. Flip on the other side and cook another 3-4 minutes or until cooked through.

6. Cook remaining patties, adding about 1 tbsp oil for each batch, and move to a plate.

7. Cool and serve.

*Allow to cool, transfer to a ziploc bag, label and freeze up to 4 months. When ready, defrost in fridge for 24 hours or heat in oven for 10 minutes at 300.