Homemade black bean burgers paired with an assortment of crisp and colorful fresh veggies, providing a wholesome and flavorful dish.

Black Bean Cakes

These gluten-free vegetarian patties are great for a snack or as dinner.

Recipe Source: Fat Flush for Life by Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS ($22.95, Da Capo Press, 2009)

Prep Time: 35 minutes
Yield: serves 8


  • Olive oil spray
  • 12 cup chopped red onion
  • 14 cup chopped celery
  • 14 cup seeded and chopped red bell pepper
  • 14 cup seeded and chopped green bell pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and chopped
  • 2 tsp freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 18 tsp cayenne, or to taste
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 14 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 Tbsp dried parsley
  • 14 tsp salt (optional)
  • 2 (14 oz) cans black beans, drained and lightly mashed
  • 1 large egg
  • 14 cup chia seeds


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Coat a sauté pan with a few spritzes of olive oil. Heat over medium heat.
  2. Sauté veggies in pan until they are softened and begin to brown. Spoon into a large bowl.
  3. Stir in remaining ingredients, mixing well.
  4. Form mixture into 8 equal-size patties. Place on a lined baking sheet and bake for about 15 minutes, or until heated through.


Bean cakes whip up in no time for a fast, nourishing dish. They make a great protein- and fiber-packed snack to keep cravings at bay.

Nutrition Info

391 Calories, 24 g Protein, 67 g Carbohydrates, 18 g Fiber, 4 g Total fat (1 g sat), 19 mg Sodium