Black Bean Fritters

My job comes up with amazing recipes every week. It’s gotten to the point that I can’t go through the week without testing at least one of them! This week I tested a variation on one of their veggie recipes that calls for white beans. I had tons of cilantro and black beans to work with so I substituted with those and came up with this recipe. It’s filling but light and very easy to make. I recommend making this with leftover quinoa (since you need so little of it). Total cooking time is about a half hour and it feeds 3 comfortably, but really 2 because you’re probably not going to want to share.

Ingredients

  • 1 15 oz can black beans, drained
  • 3 tbsp quinoa, cooked
  • 3 tbsp corn meal
  • 3 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tsp vegan Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Juice from 1 small lime
  • 4 tsp olive oil
  • Your favorite hot sauce or salsa

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375.
  2. Mash half of the black beans in a medium bowl.
  3. Add remaining black beans, quinoa, corn meal, cilantro, Worcestershire sauce, lime juice, and salt and pepper. Mix together with your hands.
  4. Form 6 patties from the mixture and place on a baking sheet either lined with foil (greased) or parchment paper.
  5. Drizzle evenly with olive oil. Bake for 20 minutes, carefully flipping halfway through.
  6. Top with your favorite hot sauce or salsa.

Author: 2birds1scone

My name is Shayla and I talk about food. A lot. I live in Brooklyn, NY where I work as a data nerd in the startup world. As much as I wish I could say I've been a healthy vegetarian for the past 8 years, I can't. I started off as many veg's do: eating primarily processed soy products, pasta, and pizza. I also brought meat back into my diet when I started a job in catering. When I realized that cutting out meat didn't make me feel any better and I was still gaining weight, I decided I needed to make some major changes. I started experimenting and researching; I found that the fresher the food was, the more I enjoyed it. I believe we are what we eat. How we feel and what we eat is so profoundly interconnected. It's impossible to exclude factors like diet and lifestyle when you are trying feel better overall. I understand how difficult eating (or just finding) healthy food can be which brings me to this blog. I aspire to help people make healthy living easier. 2birds1scone is a place for suggestions, inspiration and shared information. It's about bringing healthier perspectives to every part of your life. Please feel free to submit your thoughts and recipes! Namaste. "One choice at a time, with intention and compassion for our selves and our planet, we can eat clean and live well." -Terry Walters

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