Spicy Black Bean and Sweet Potato Patties

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    Spicy Black Bean and Sweet Potato Patties


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    Black beans and sweet potatoes are spiced with chillies, cumin and garlic, then grilled for a great vegetarian main or burger. They can also be fried. These black beans are not the Asian black beans in sauce but the Latin American-style black beans.

    Serves: 8 

    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 4 spring onions, thinly sliced
    • 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 2 green chillies, finely chopped
    • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
    • 800g canned black beans or red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • 280g grated raw sweet potato
    • 1 egg, lightly beaten
    • 4 tablespoons dried breadcrumbs
    • Lime sour cream dressing
    • 1/2 cup light sour cream
    • 2 teaspoons lime juice
    • 1 small green chilli, finely chopped
    • salt to taste

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. To prepare Lime Sour Cream Dressing, mix the sour cream, lime juice, chilli and salt together in a small bowl. Cover and chill.
    2. To make the patties, heat half the olive oil in a small frying pan over medium heat. Cook spring onions until softened, about 1 minute. Stir in garlic, chillies and cumin and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
    3. Transfer onion mixture to a large bowl. Stir in black beans and mash with a fork. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add sweet potato, egg and breadcrumbs to form a stiff mixture. Divide into 8 balls, and flatten into patties.
    4. Preheat grill. Lightly grease baking tray with the remaining oil.
    5. Place patties on the tray and grill for 8 to 10 minutes. Turn cakes over, and grill until crisp, about 3 minutes more. Serve with Lime Sour Cream Dressing.
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    Used different ingredients. I brought this to a very foodie bring-a-dish party and it was the first dish gone. People loved it! I added about a 1/4c chopped red capsicum and a small can of diced green chillis which i think was perfect. Also to the lime sour cream i added a bout a 1/2 tablespoon chopped coriander and a couple tablespoons finely chopped red capsicum for colour.  -  29 Sep 2008


    Will definately make again - used black beans and kidney beans together - delicious!  -  27 Jul 2010


    Altered ingredient amounts. I added fresh chopped coriander - they were very nice  -  25 May 2009

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