Black Bean Patties with Sweet Potato Salads

From The Culinary Couple | Inspired by Mia's Domain and Peace, Love, Good Food

Serves 6.

Black Bean Patties

Ingredients

  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 yellow pepper, chopped
  • 1 white onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Extra-virgin olive oil (for frying)

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl; stir well. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Add 3 tablespoons of olive oil to a large skillet set over medium heat. When the oil gets hot, add spoonfuls of the black bean mixture. Fry on one side until golden brown and crispy, about 3 minutes. Flip over and fry for an additional 3 minutes. Remove and drain on a paper towel. Season with more salt and pepper. Serve over sweet potato salad.

Sweet Potato Salad

Ingredients

  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • Extra-virgin olive oil (for roasting)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Scatter the sweet potatoes onto a roasting pan, drizzle with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Roast in the oven for 20-30 minutes until slightly crispy.
  2. Toss roasted potatoes with red bell pepper, jalapeno, scallions, and cilantro. Finish with lime juice and another drizzle of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and serve with black bean patties.
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