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Sweet Potato and Bean Bites

September 7th, 2009 · 3 Comments


UPDATE: Cooking Done Light ran into technical difficulties and lost this post from our database as a result.  This is a repost.

1 medium onion, diced
3 to 4 garlic cloves, minced
1 carrot, finely grated
1/2 can black beans, drained
1baked sweet potato, flesh scooped out
1/2 cup quinoa, cooked (that is, take 1/2 a cup dry quinoa, and cook it)
1/2 cup bread crumbs
3 tbsp chopped cilantro
2 tbsp tomato paste or ketchup
hot sauce or cayenne pepper to taste
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste

Saute onion and garlic in non-stick skillet until tender.  Add the beans to the same pan and cook for 2 minutes more.  Turn off the heat, and mash the beans in pan until they are fairly chunky, but no longer whole.  Place the mashed beans, onion and garlic mixture in a large bowl along with the remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly.   If  the mixture seems a little too moist, add more bread crumbs.   Form the mixture into flat patties.   Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes, turning after 10 minutes.

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Lina // Jul 18, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    Could you post the nutritionals for this recipe?

  • 2 Rosalie Griffith // Sep 9, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    This is the best recipe I have seen in years. I certainly plan to try it.



  • 3 Jan // Aug 17, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    What sauce did you serve with these? Definitely giving it a try.