Black Bean Cakes


  • 1 (14-ounce) can black beans, drained
  • 2/3 cup Original Malt-O-Meal® hot cereal, uncooked
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1/5 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil


  1. In a large bowl, mash beans with a potato masher or fork until they are mostly smooth, with some chunks remaining.
  2. Add cereal, egg, onion, cilantro, jalapeño, lime juice, garlic, salt, and cumin; blend well. Let stand 15 minutes to firm, then shape mixture into 6 (4-inch) patties, or 12 (2-inch) football-shaped cakes.
  3. In a large nonstick or cast-iron skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add patties or cakes and cook, turning once, until well browned, about 3 minutes per side.

Proudly made with

Malt-O-Meal Hot Cereal