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Black Bean Cakes with an Over Easy Egg

by ADMIN on SEPTEMBER 5, 2012

Why didn’t I ever think of putting an over-easy egg on top of a black bean burger before? Let me tell you… the ooey gooey yolk makes a fantastic sauce.

And coating the burger with panko crumbs to create a crispy, non-stick surface? Genius.

Wish I had the brain-spark to come up with these awesome ideas… but no, we have Cooking Light to thank for that. Thank you, Cooking Light, for your simple yet mind-blowing food idea.

So enjoy this {only slightly} adjusted recipe. You won’t be sorry.

Black Bean Cakes with an Over Easy Egg

Author: Cooking Light Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 18 mins Total time: 28 mins Serves: 4

Crispy, delicious black bean burgers with an over easy egg on top.


  • 3 Tbsp olive oil

  • 5 eggs

  • 1 can (15oz) black beans, rinsed and drained

  • ½ cup panko

  • 2 Tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped

  • ¾ tsp cumin

  • ¼ tsp salt

  • ¼ tsp pepper

  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper

  • 1 garlic clove, minced


  1. Place 1 Tbsp olive oil, 1 egg, and black beans in a food processor and pulse until chopped into a coarse paste, about 20 pulses.

  2. In a bowl, combine bean mixture with 5 Tbsp panko, garlic, and spices.

  3. Form into 4 patties.

  4. Place 3 Tbsp panko into a shallow dish and dredge the patties in the panko.

  5. Heat 1 Tbsp olive oil in a non-stick skillet, then add the burgers, cooking 3 minutes on each side.

  6. Remove patties from skillet and place on a plate - keep warm.

  7. Wipe the skillet clean, add the remaining olive oil, then crack the 4 eggs into the pan.

  8. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, cover with a lid, and cook for 4 minutes (5 if you want firmer yolks).

  9. Plate the burgers, each with one egg on top. Enjoy with some veggies!



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