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Eva, here's another good one - I've made it many times: Black bean patties with cilantro and lime..

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Posted to Thread #11283 at 9:30 pm on Jul 4, 2008

This is delicious. Make sure you do not drain the black beans!

BLACK BEAN PATTIES WITH CILANTRO AND LIME

INGREDIENTS:

1 tablespoon olive oil (I used 2 Tbsp)
1 cup chopped onion (about 1 medium)
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper (I omitted this)
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper (I used 1 cup)
1 tablespoon minced jalapeno pepper (I used 1/2-2/3 Tbsp)
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt (I used about 1/6 tsp)
2 cloves garlic, minced (I used 3 large)
1 (15 oz) can black beans, UNDRAINED
1 1/2 cups dry breadcrumbs
1/4 cup yellow cornmeal
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, minced
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/4 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded (I usually use cheddar)
Vegetable cooking spray (I used olive oil)
2/3 cup salsa (I omitted this - see note below)*

DIRECTIONS:

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and next 8 ingredients (onion through garlic); sauté 3 minutes or until onion is tender. Add beans; sauté 1 minute. Combine bean mixture, breadcrumbs, cornmeal, cilantro, and lime juice in a large bowl; stir well. Place 1 cup bean mixture in a food processor, and process until smooth. Add pureed bean mixture and cheese to remaining bean mixture; stir well. Divide mixture into 5 equal portions, (I divided into 6 equal portions), shaping each into 6-inch patty. Wipe skillet clean with paper towels. Coat skillet with cooking spray, (I used two nonstick skillets with 1 tsp oil in each one), and place over medium-high heat until hot. Add patties, and cook 3 minutes (total) or until browned, turning patties carefully after 1-1/2 minutes.

Serving Ideas : Serve with salsa.
*(I served this with a yogurt dip (nonfat plain yogurt, chopped cilantro, ground cumin, and Cajun hot sauce), along with chopped red onion and chopped tomatoes on the side.

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