Recipe for Black Bean Chipotle Cakes from runDisney Tinker Bell Half Meet-up

At the end of the Tinker Bell Half Meet-up we had the amazing pleasure of a cooking demonstration right there at the Napa Rose kitchen! Below is the delicious recipe.

Black Bean Chipotle Cakes
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

Serves 4

Black bean chipotle cakes
2 (14-ounce) cans black beans, drained well
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 red bell pepper, finely diced
1 jalapeño pepper, seeds removed and finely diced (optional)
2/3 cup dry bread crumbs
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1 tablespoon minced canned chipotles in adobo, plus 2 teaspoons adobo sauce from can
1 1/2 teaspoons lime zest
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cumin
Cornmeal for dredging
Vegetable oil for frying

Tomato-cilantro salsa
1/2 pound plum tomatoes, seeded and finely diced
1 small red onion, finely diced
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 lime, zested and juiced
3/4 cup olive oil

For black bean chipotle cakes:
1. Combine the black beans, garlic, egg, bell pepper, jalapeño (if using), bread crumbs, cilantro, chipotles, lime zest, salt, and cumin in a large bowl. Lightly mash the mixture with a potato masher, leaving about half of the beans whole. Refrigerate mixture for 30 minutes.
2. Form mixture into 8 (3-inch-wide) patties, using a circular mold if desired. Place the cornmeal in a shallow bowl; carefully dredge the patties in cornmeal, pressing lightly to adhere.
3. Pour oil to 1/4 inch in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Working in batches, panfry the patties until crisp on the outside and heated through, about 3 minutes per side.

For tomato-cilantro salsa:
1. In a medium bowl, combine the tomatoes, onion, cilantro, lime zest, lime juice, and oil. Stir to combine.

To serve:
1. Place two black bean cakes on each of four plates. Top with salsa.

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This recipe has been converted from a larger quantity in the restaurant kitchens.
The flavor profile may vary from the restaurant’s version.

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