Photo: Beau Gustafson; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Recipe from Cooking Light

Serve with rice dusted with salt-free Creole seasoning and a simple tomato salad dressed with vinaigrette.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon adobo sauce
  • 1 (15.8-ounce) can no-salt-added black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon bottled minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 large egg white, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup (about 1 ounce) shredded Monterey Jack cheese

Preparation

  1. 1. Combine sour cream and adobo sauce in a small bowl.
  2. 2. Place beans in a medium bowl; partially mash beans with a fork. Stir in breadcrumbs and next 7 ingredients (through egg white). With floured hands, divide pea mixture into 4 equal portions, shaping each portion into a 1/2-inch-thick patty.
  3. 3. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add patties to pan; cook 2 minutes on each side or until golden and thoroughly heated. Remove from pan; top each cake with 1 tablespoon cheese. Serve with sour cream mixture.

Notes

MyRecipes is working with Let's Move!, the Partnership for a Healthier America, and USDA's MyPlate to give anyone looking for healthier options access to a trove of recipes that will help them create healthy, tasty plates. For more information about creating a healthy plate, visit www.choosemyplate.gov.

Martha Condra,
September 2008

Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 173
  • Calories from fat: 33%
  • Fat: 6.3g
  • Saturated fat: 2.1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.9g
  • Protein: 10.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 19.3g
  • Fiber: 3.6g
  • Cholesterol: 59mg
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Sodium: 462mg
  • Calcium: 118mg