Spicy Black Bean Cakes - A Flavorful Twist on Traditional Bean Cakes

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Spicy Black Bean Cakes - A Flavorful Twist on Traditional Bean Cakes
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on May 15, 2024

These spicy black bean cakes are a delicious and flavorful twist on traditional bean cakes. Packed with protein-rich black beans and a kick of spicy seasoning, these cakes are perfect for a vegetarian main course or a hearty side dish. Serve them with a dollop of sour cream and a side of salsa for a complete and satisfying meal.


  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  1. In a large bowl, mash the black beans with a fork until mostly smooth.
  2. Add breadcrumbs, cilantro, red onion, jalapeno, cumin, chili powder, paprika, salt, and pepper to the mashed beans. Mix until well combined.
  3. Form the mixture into patties, using about 1/4 cup of mixture for each patty.
  4. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook the patties for 3-4 minutes per side, until golden brown and crispy.
  5. Serve the spicy black bean cakes hot with sour cream and salsa.

Interesting Facts

  • Black beans are a great source of protein, fiber, and antioxidants.
  • You can customize the level of spiciness in these cakes by adjusting the amount of jalapeno and chili powder.
  • These black bean cakes can be made ahead of time and reheated in the oven for a quick and easy meal.