Black Bean Patties
1/2 cup of black bean mixture containing black beans sauteed with 1 clove garlic, 1 medium onion (chopped), 1 bell pepper (chopped), and 1 can of low sodium corn kernels, drained, and vinegar
1/4 cup of white rice, cooked
splashes of hot sauce (depending on how spicy you like your food)
1 teaspoon lemon juice
3 tablespoons of flour, plus extra for dusting
salt and pepper to taste
Sautee the ingredients found in the black bean mixture together until heated through. Steam the rice until it fluffs with a fork. Let both the rice and the black bean mixture chill in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes. Now, you will take 1/2 a cup of the black bean mixture and 1/4 cup of rice. Mash them together in a bowl with a fork until the black beans themselves are mashed. Add the lemon juice and hot sauce, salt and pepper. Next, add the flour and continue to mix. Form balls about the size of small falafel patties (about a tablespoon size ball) and pat them into patty shape. Heat your pan on high heat and spray with cooking spray (I prefer olive oil flavored). Dust the patties with flour and place in the pan. Cook on each side until golden brown and crispy....they're really good, enjoy!