Black Bean Cakes with Avocado Crema

Yield: 80 servings | Serving Size: 2 bean cakes

Ingredients

  • Black Bean Cakes
  • #10 can (108 ounces) | canned black beans
  • 2 tablespoons | clarified butter
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) | red bell pepper, fine dice
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) | green bell pepper, fine dice
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) | yellow bell pepper, fine dice
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) | red onion, fine dice
  • 2 tablespoons | chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon | cumin
  • 1 tablespoon | granulated garlic
  • 1 tablespoon | salt
  • 1 1/2 cups (10 ounces) | liquid eggs
  • 12 cups (48 ounces) | Land O Lakes® Extra Melt® Shredded American Cheese, White
  • 1 quart 2 cups (16 ounces) | panko bread crumbs
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  • Avocado Crema
  • 2/3 cup (5 ounces) | avocado, seeded
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) | plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 tablespoon | cilantro, chopped
  • | Salt, cayenne, white pepper, to taste
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  • Topping
  • 2 cups | pico de gallo

Preparation

STEP 1

Remove 2 cup of black beans and set aside.  Puree rest of beans to a smooth consistency.  Add reserved beans back into mixture.

STEP 2

In hot sauté pan, add 1 tablespoon clarified butter, peppers, and onions. Cook 2-3 minutes.  Add dry seasonings; stir. Remove from heat; set aside to cool slightly.

STEP 3

Add eggs to bean mixture and stir well.

STEP 4

Fold in cooked peppers and onions, cheese shreds, and panko.

STEP 5

Scoop the bean cakes in desired size, recommend #70 scoop, and cook on an oiled flattop grill until both sides are golden brown and cakes reach 165°F. About 3 minutes per side.

STEP 6

To make avocado crema, combine avocado, Greek yogurt, cilantro, and seasonings. Puree until smooth. Place into squeeze bottle for service.

STEP 7

Serve black bean cakes with small amount of pico de gallo and avocado crema.


Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size2 bean cakes
  • Calories198 calories
  • Fat 7 grams
  • Sat. Fat 4 grams
  • Trans Fat 0 grams
  • Cholesterol 26 milligrams
  • Sodium 526 milligrams
  • Carbohydrates 13 grams
  • Dietary Fiber 2.5 grams
  • Sugars 1 grams
  • Protein 9 grams
  • Vitamin A 264 IU
  • Vitamin C 7 milligrams
  • Calcium 121 milligrams
  • Iron 1.12 milligrams

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