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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 294.2
  • Total Fat: 6.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 36.2 mg
  • Sodium: 140.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 48.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 13.6 g
  • Protein: 14.2 g

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Vegetarian Black Bean Cakes with Orange-Basil Salsa

Submitted by: BCJL13
Vegetarian Black Bean Cakes with Orange-Basil Salsa

Introduction

These bean cakes are yummy and great for you. Served with the salsa, it makes a very colorful and festive presentation. I serve these with a lite side salad. Plenty of protein and fiber. Even my meat loving hubby loves this meal. These bean cakes are yummy and great for you. Served with the salsa, it makes a very colorful and festive presentation. I serve these with a lite side salad. Plenty of protein and fiber. Even my meat loving hubby loves this meal.
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    Salsa
    2 navel oranges, separated and cut into small pieces
    1 large tomato, cored and diced finely
    1 scallion, sliced thin
    1 tbsp fresh basil, minced
    1 garlic clove, minced
    1 tbsp fresh lime juice
    2 tsp olive oil
    1 small jalapeno pepper seeded and minced
    1 dash salt

    Bean Cakes
    4 cups cooked black beans, rinsed and drained if canned
    2 eggs
    1/2 cup bread crumbs
    1 tbsp olive oil, plus oil for greasing pan
    1 medium onion, diced finely
    2 garlic cloves, minced
    1 celery rib, sliced thin
    1 tsp ground cumin
    1/4 tsp salt
    Liberal seasoning of freshly ground pepper

Directions

Combine all the salsa ingredients in a bowl. Let sit for at least 1 hour.
Place 3 cups of the black beans in a large bowl. Process the remaining cup of beans with the eggs until smooth. Stir this mixture into the whole beans along with the bread crumbs.
Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, and celery and saute until very tender and beginning to brown. Sprinkle on the cumin and cook 1 more minute.
Scrape the vegetables into the bean mixture and add the salt and pepper. Stir to mix well.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly oil a baking sheet.
Using a 1/3 cup measuring cup, scoop up 12 portions of the bean mixture and place on the baking sheet. Flatten out with the scoop or your hand.
Bake 10 minutes, flip and bake 10 more minutes. Serve the bean cakes with a spoonful of salsa on each.

* Note, the cakes can be made in a lightly oiled skillet or pancake griddle. I have also used a Foreman grill.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BCJL13.






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  • Incredible!
    52 of 54 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! Made them for dinner and the three meat-eaters I was cooking for were perfectly satisfied! They seemed a little dry to me, though, so I added an egg white. I also replaced the bread crumbs with finely-ground FiberOne cereal. Definitely a once-a-week meal in my house now! - 10/10/08

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  • Incredible!
    37 of 38 people found this review helpful
    I'm a flexitarian and recipes like this make it easier to lean toward veggie based meals. My husband and I both enjoyed it. I did make the salsa without the addition of oil b/c I didn't think it needed it and I was right. Very, very good! - 7/5/08

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  • Incredible!
    34 of 35 people found this review helpful
    Wow! Magnifico! I served with sliced strawberries dusted with sugar. What a beautiful presentation! Great flavor, healthy. I have tried probably 100 recipes on this site, and I think this is my favorite. Used egg whites instead of whole eggs, added cilantro to the salsa, served w/ plain yogurt - 5/27/08

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  • Incredible!
    32 of 32 people found this review helpful
    I made this last night and subbed flax meal for the bread crumbs and it was good ! I am trying to do the 1st phase of the South Beach Diet and I would recommend this to anyone who likes veggie food and beans
    I had to use my own salsa minus the oranges for the phase one part of the diet. - 7/3/08

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  • Very Good
    26 of 27 people found this review helpful
    I love the combination of the flavors and colors here. They came out a bit dry for me, so next time I am going to add some oil and tomato paste to the bean mix. I made a spinach salad with lime-basil dressing to go with. - 10/1/08

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  • Incredible!
    21 of 22 people found this review helpful
    I will make these again! I did not make the salsa. I topped with two different toppings. I cut the patty in half & topped one with greek yogurt (salt & pepper) & the other with sweet chili sauce. Both were awesome. I fried 2 in a little oil and these were not as dry as the others that I baked. - 7/11/09

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  • Incredible!
    18 of 19 people found this review helpful
    These were delicious. Entire family enjoyed them, although I'm the only vegetarian. I added fresh cilantro to the salsa, 1 packet of taco seasoning to the bean mix (omit salt & pepp), and 1/4 cu tomato sauce to the bean mix to keep it moist. Also substituted egg beaters for the eggs (lower cal). - 1/16/10

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  • Incredible!
    18 of 18 people found this review helpful
    Very easy and tasty. They reheat well also. - 7/16/08

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  • Incredible!
    18 of 18 people found this review helpful
    After reading all the favorable reviews, I decided to try this recipe even though I'm not a big fan of black beans. These were excellent! I will definitely make this recipe again. - 7/7/08

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  • Incredible!
    17 of 18 people found this review helpful
    Made this with chickpeas and added some chopped carrots....DELISH!! I will use black beans next time to see if hubby likes it as much since he's not a huge fan of them..but I am! - 7/1/08

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  • Incredible!
    17 of 19 people found this review helpful
    Absolutely fantastic! My husband said it tasted gourmet. He had leftovers for breakfast with sunny-side eggs on top! - 9/10/07

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  • 13 of 13 people found this review helpful
    This was very good both my husband & I liked it. I made it vegan and use flaxseed & water for the eggs and a little flour. I also add a little red bell pepper & ketchup and fried them since it was to hot to turn the oven on. - 8/11/09

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  • Incredible!
    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
    Never having had anything like this before, I was amazed at the flavour!! I did use red pepper in the sautee part and onions in the salsa. Loved this!! - 9/6/07

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  • Good
    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
    I tried this with a store bought mango/peach salsa, grilled the burger outside on the grill and used part refried black beans and some soy black beans. I really enjoyed it and plan to freeze the burgers for a quick meal later. - 3/11/07

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  • Incredible!
    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
    We loved this recipe. The salsa is amazing. It could be nice in winter too, with regular tomato salsa and sour cream, or in a wrap as a sort of black bean "falafel". This is becoming a family staple meal for us. - 7/8/09

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  • Incredible!
    11 of 18 people found this review helpful
    This sounds like a winner! I'll bet it can be made as a vegetarian "meat" loaf instead of patties. I'm eager to try this out and play around a bit with the ingredients. Mmmm, tonight would be a good time to have this. - 8/2/09

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  • 11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    Very good taste and I will definitely make it again. I too notice they are a bit dry so will add olive oil to them instead of the salsa. Yummy! - 2/19/09

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  • Very Good
    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    I LOVED it! The bean patties came out a bit dry (fell apart in the oven) so next time I'll play with adding some more moisture to the bean mix, but WOW the flavors are amazing! - 6/29/08

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  • 11 of 12 people found this review helpful
    try egg whites instead of whole eggs for less cholestrol very tasty will use often - 6/26/08

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  • Very Good
    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
    Loved the cakes, didn't make the salsa, just used regular tomatoe based salsa. Didn't have bread crumbs on hand, so I crushed saltines, but had to increase the amount just a tad. - 7/20/08

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  • Very Good
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    This is the first time I have ever eaten bean patties and I liked this very much. The orange basil salsa has a very nice flavor that really complimented the patty. - 6/26/08

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Absolutely delicious and even my son the major carnivore liked them. I, too, added an egg white for a bit more moisture, as suggested by another. Great recipe and a great source of non-meat protein. Thank you! - 8/2/09

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    This is an absolutely delicious and satifying dish! I'm so glad I made it. The orange and basil are such a wonderful compliment to the hearty black beans. - 1/13/08

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I just made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious! My only complaint is that the cakes were a little dry, even with the salsa, so I added a little dollop of sour cream on top of each cake and it was perfect. - 11/19/09

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I was out of fresh basil - so I used dried - next time I'll make sure I have fresh and will add a little fresh cilantro in. The salsa is so colorful and fragrant. The kids even liked them when I added a little organic cheddar on top and served them hamburger style - 4/15/08

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