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  1. Black Bean and Sweet Potato Cakes

  2. 2 tablespoons olive oil

  3. 2 scallions, finely chopped

  4. 6 garlic cloves

  5. 1 shallot, finely chopped

  6. 1 jalapeno finely chopped, ribs and seeds removed, if desired

  7. 1 tablespoon ground cumin

  8. 2 (14-ounce) cans black beans

  9. 1 large sweet potato, coarsely grated

  10. 1 large egg, lightly beaten

  11. 1/2 cup dried bread crumbs

  12. Lime and Cilantro Sour Cream

  13. 1/2 cup reduced fat sour cream

  14. 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (about one lime)

  15. 1/8 cup cilantro, roughly chopped

  16. 1 scallion, roughly chopped

  17. 1 jalapeno, roughly chopped with ribs and seeds removed, if desired for more heat

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Now that we know who is going to the Super Bowl, it's time to get started on a Super Bowl party menu. Rather than clutter the table with junk food, consider making a bunch of healthy killer appetizers. Spicy black bean and sweet potato cakes are full of flavor and bound to satisfy even the hungriest of appetites. Heat the broiler. In a small skillet over medium heat, warm 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Cook scallions until softened, about 1 minute. Add garlic, jalapeno, cumin, and shallot and cook until fragrant, about 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl.

  2. Add beans to the bowl, mash with a fork or potato masher, leaving about one quarter of beans whole. Season with salt and pepper. Fold in sweet potato, egg, and bread crumbs. Divide into equal size patties, about 2 inches in diameter.

  3. Brush a baking sheet with remaining tablespoon of olive oil. Place the patties on the sheet about 1/2 inch apart. Broil 4 inches from the heat until golden brown, about 8 to 10 minutes. With a thin spatula, carefully turn the cakes over. Broil until crisp, about 2 or 3 minutes.

  4. Lime and Cilantro Sour Cream : In a small food processor, combine sour cream, lime juice, cilantro, scallion, and jalapeno. Mix well.

  5. Drizzle the sour cream over the black bean and sweet potato cake or serve sour cream in a small bowl with the cakes.


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