Note: Make up your own corn muffin mix with almond flour and corn meal if serving as gluten free. See delicious link for details.

  • 1-½ cups prepared salsa
  • 1 jalapeño pepper
  • 2 15-oz. cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 8.5-oz. pkg. corn muffin mix (Jiffy is best AND cheap!)
  • 2-½ tsp. chili powder
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ tsp. chili powder

Note: I usually omit the jalapeno because I don’t like spicy food, either way I am sure you’ll enjoy it.


  1. In colander, drain 1/2 cup of the salsa. Seed and finely chop half of the jalapeño; thinly slice remaining half. In large bowl mash beans with vegetable masher or fork. Stir in muffin mix, drained salsa, 2-1/2 teaspoons chili powder, and chopped jalapeño.

  2. In 12-inch skillet heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat. Add four 1/2-cup mounds bean mixture to skillet. Flatten mounds with spatula to 3-1/2-inch-round cakes. Cook 3 minutes each side until browned. Remove from skillet. Repeat with remaining oil and bean mixture.

  3. In bowl combine sour cream and 1/2 teaspoon chili powder. Top cakes with remaining salsa, sliced jalapeño, and seasoned sour cream. Makes 4 (2-cake) servings.

The seasoned sour cream is AWESOME. I also sometimes add slices of avocado. Adds color and is super yummy….