Mexican Black Bean Patties

Looking for a meatless protein option?  Here you go!  These Mexican Black Bean Patties are flavorful and filling!  I’ve incorporated them into breakfasts, lunches, and dinners.  They also work as a quick snack.  These babies are great for batch-cooking and freezing. Recipe should yield 10-12 small patties – the perfect size for toddlers!  Let me know how they turn out for you!

Recipe:

Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 30 mins

Total Time: 45 mins

Ingredients:

  • i can black beans (15 oz)
  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 egg
  • 1 yellow or red bell pepper (or 1/2 of each)
  • 1/4 cup corn kernels (pre-cooked)
  • 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/4 tablespoon salt
  • Non-stick spray/oil
  • Optional: 1/4 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
  2. Drain and wash black beans, then place in medium mixing bowl
  3. Mash beans using a potato masher or the bottom of a glass
  4. Finely chop onion and peppers
  5. Add onion and peppers to mixing bowl
  6. Mnce garlic and add to mixing bowl
  7. Add corn and cheese (optional) to mixing bowl
  8. In a separate bowl, beat 2 eggs
  9. Add eggs to mixing bowl
  10. Add in all spices (powders, salt)
  11. Stir with a spatula until all ingredients are well-mixed
  12. Form mixture into balls approximately 1/4 cup in size, then slightly flatten into patties
  13. Place patties on greased baking pan/sheet
  14. Bake on middle rack at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes (or until bottom is golden brown), gently flip patties, continue cooking for 15 minutes
  15. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10-15 minutes before moving

Note: All recipes on this site are ones that have worked for our family now or in the past. I recommend that you always follow the feeding, nutrition, and safety advice provided by your doctors in addition to your own judgement regarding what is safe and appropriate for your child(ren). Our children are unique individuals and may have different needs depending upon their age, development, medical status, etc.

 

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