Its been a while since our last recipe and today we thought we would share a favorite supper recipe of ours, Red Bean Patties. Similar to a black bean cake or bean burger with a little Caribbean flare, they are healthy as well as simple to make. These tasty little cakes can be eaten alone, burger style in a bun or accompanied with Coconut or Tomato Sauce and a side of rice or veggies. Personally, we like to serve them with a tasty tomato sauce and a side salad.

Red Bean Cakes

Cook Time: About 30 minutes  Serves: 4

2 Tbls Olive Oil
1 Small Chopped Red Onion
1 Small Chopped and Seeded Green Bell Pepper
1/2 Cup Chopped Celery
1 Minced Garlic Clove
1/2 tsp Sweet Paprika
1/2 tsp Thyme
1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
Salt and Pepper to Taste
15-Ounce Can of Kidney or other Red Beans
1/2 Cup Cold Brown Rice

In a frying pan on medium heat up 1 Tbls of olive oil, onion, bell pepper, celery, garlic, paprika, thyme, and cayenne. Cover and cook until soft, stir occasionally. This should take about 10 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste and let cool. Next, in a food processor or blender combine the red beans, rice, the onions and peppers you cooked earlier and a dash of salt and pepper. Blend but not liquify, be sure there is still texture to the mixture. Now heat up the sauce pan with the remainder of the olive oil and form small patties by hand. Fry the patties until brown on both sides. Serve immediately with your choice of side dish and again we recommend pouring a bit of tomato sauce to top it off! Or make it into a burger with all the usual fixings! Dig in!