I had every intention of making Chris Freytag’s Black Bean Patties from her Choose This cookbook for dinner. And I sort of did. Do you ever get home knowing you have all the ingredients for a meal, only to find you are missing something, or it’s just not quite the same? That’s how I was with this recipe. It called for a can of black beans. So I opened up the black beans and attempted to pour them into a colander to rinse them-and they stuck. I had opened a can of refried black beans. So although these beans have added fat and altered my nutrition information, this recipe turned out wonderfully just the same, because of course, I still used them.
Most of my famished fish enjoyed these. As for my finicky shark, he won’t eat anything that is soft in texture and will never touch refried beans, only whole beans. I made the kids burgers out of these patties, with just toasted white bread, American cheese singles and ketchup. My oldest son Angel told me these were “magical”, and requested seconds. My youngest son Nicolas ate some, but would prefer I leave out the red pepper flakes. My finicky shark Jesse had a cheese and ketchup sandwich 😛
Easy Black Bean Patties
1 20oz can refried black beans
2 slices whole wheat bread
1/3 large onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic
1 tsp chili powder
3/4 tsp whole cumin
3/4 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
dash hot sauce
2 Tb egg whites
1/2 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
Basically I mixed all the ingredients in a food processor.
Then I scooped them into 1/3 cup portions and browned them on a griddle sprayed with cooking spray over medium heat for 5 minutes per side.
Be careful when flipping these over; they are very fragile.
We adults ate our black bean patties on a green salad drizzled with ranch dressing and a bit of hot sauce, with a side of broken tostadas. I also topped them with my Inside Out Jalapeno Poppers.
These are very vegetarian friendly and full of fiber and protein. You can’t beat that. These have a flaky outside, a tender inside and are packed with a punch of flavor. Why not try these for your Meatless Mondays. Enjoy.
Easy Black Bean Patties
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Number of servings: 6
Weight Watchers PointsPlus®: 10
*Nutritional value may vary depending upon which ingredients are used.
*PointsPlus® calculated by Famished Fish and in no way endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
- 1 20oz can refried black beans
- 2 slices whole wheat bread
- 1/3 large onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 3/4 tsp whole cumin
- 3/4 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- dash turmeric
- dash hot sauce
- 2 Tb egg whites
- 1/2 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
- Combine all the ingredients in a food processor, beginning with the bread, onions and garlic and adding the beans and seasonings and finally the egg whites and cheese.
- Spray a nonstick griddle with cooking spray and heat over medium heat.
- Scoop patties into 1/3 cup servings and flatten lightly with a spatula sprayed with cooking spray.
- Cook for 5 minutes on one side, flip carefully and cook for 5 minutes more.
How will you serve your black bean patties?
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