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Santa Fe Black Bean Cake

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Category: Main Dish

 Ingredients List

  • 1 lb Beans, black turtle,
  • -- cleaned, rinsed
  • 1 sm Onion, coarsely chopped
  • 2 sl Bacon OR
  • 2 sl Pancetta
  • 1 qt Stock, chicken OR
  • 1 qt Stock, duck
  • 2 Chili, Serrano, seeded,
  • -- finely chopped
  • 2 tb Chili, ancho, powder
  • 1 tb Cumin
  • 2 oz Oil, olive
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Pepper (to taste)


Using a heavy-bottom pot, heat 1 ounce of olive oil, add the onions and
bacon and cook for 3 minutes. Add the black beans and stock (just enough
to cover the beans), salt, and cook until completely done.

Drain well. Put the beans, onion, and bacon through a meat grinder or
food mill to make a paste.

Season the paste with Serrano chilies, Ancho chili powder, cumin, salt
and pepper.

Take enough of the paste to roll it into the size of a golf ball, then
pound the rolled ball between waxed paper until it forms a 1/8-inch thick
cake. Heat a seasoned crepe or teflon pan and add 1 ounce of olive oil. On
high heat, cook each side of the bean cake for about 1 minute (the cake
will be crisp and should slide easily in the pan when done).

Serve on a warm plate with sour cream in the center of the cake, salsa
on top of the sour cream, and cilantro around the cake.

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