Sunday, April 24, 2011

Black Bean Patties

My plan was to make sweet potato/black been patties from a cookbook but realized I just cooked all my sweet potatoes, so I decided to to make my own with ingredients I had on hand.  We served the patties without buns topped with a cream/salsa sauce. As with most bean patties, they were a little moist, so make sure to fry them until they are crisp on the outside.

Black Bean Patties

1          cup mushrooms, finely chopped
½         orange pepper, finely chopped
1          shallot, finely chopped
3          garlic cloves, minced
1          15 oz. can black beans, mashed
1/2       cup red lentils, cooked
1          tablespoon fresh cilantro
3/4       cup bread crumbs

             Soy sour cream
             Prepared salsa
             Green onion
             Hot Sauce

Saute' onion, mushrooms, garlic and pepper in olive oil until soft.  Add cumin, salt and pepper.
Cook 1/2 cup of red lentils (approximately 10 min.) until soft.
Drain and rinse beans, mash with potato masher.
Add all ingredients together with bread crumbs. 
Form into patties and fry in olive oil.

Sauce:  Mix all ingredients in food processor.  Use as much or little as desired of each ingredient.

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