Black-Eyed Pea Cakes with Adobo Cream

  • carolfitz Posted: 03/25/09
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    Made to recipe, using adobo from canned chipotles. Oh, and subbed half chipotle and half black pepper for the 1/4tsp black. Served with CL's chicken corn chowder and simple green salad. Very good.

  • KatieBrown Posted: 07/22/09
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    These cakes were super quick, easy, and very tasty. I added diced green pepper to the mix, extra cumin, and cayenne pepper. I also ended up adding extra bread crumbs b/c the mix was too sticky. I used reduced fat sour cream instead of fat free, I think it tastes much better. I served these with homemade brown spanish rice and sauteed onions and yellow squash. Turned out to be a great vegetarian weeknight meal. I will definitely make these again and again. One tip: freeze your leftover chipotle in adobo sauce in a zip top bag for next time, as they can get expensive! :-)

  • Ericbugga Posted: 03/24/10
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    GREAT meatless meal! As we're trying to eat more vegetarian, this was a wonderful option for an easy weeknight dinner. For our family of 4 I doubled the recipe, added a bit more bread crumbs, added about 1/2 C finely diced red bell pepper, and coated the finished cakes in panko before frying. The adobo cream was excellent. Served w/ a leftover quinoa dish from the night before, CL's Aromatic Slow-Roasted Tomatoes, and roasted asparagus. It was all gone!!

  • curtisandpam Posted: 12/21/08
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    My husband loved these! Will definitely make again.

  • bubby427 Posted: 05/03/09
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    Easy weeknight meal

  • riverchic Posted: 09/09/09
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    very delish. i cook them on the griddle to omit the oil and theyre really good. i usually serve on half of a bun with the sauce and baby spinach. side salad and your nutritional bases are covered!

  • calithor Posted: 02/12/11
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    I've been looking for alternative meat dishes and this one is great. Great texture and flavor. Next time I make it I am going to do a mushroom/sour cream sauce that is much like a stroganof

  • hwinte87 Posted: 01/31/12
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    This dish was quite tasteful and very filling for a vegetarian dish. My husband is a meat lover and is always hesitant when I say it's meatless, but he really enjoyed this dinner and asked that I make it again. We are a family of four with two young children but I will still probably double this recipe next time to have some leftovers for lunches and such. This recipe is also a great starting point if you want to add in other veggies like diced bell peppers, chopped mushrooms, etc. Make sure you flour the sides of the patties very well as they fall apart very easily. A good flour coating will add some calories but will make the outside nice and crispy after being cooked. The adobo sauce was really great and probably my favorite part of the whole recipe. I love the flavor of adobo and the sauce could even be used as a dip for parties, reunions, etc. Just dip veggie sticks or tortilla strips and voila! I will definitely make this dish again.

  • loarahp Posted: 09/16/13
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    My family liked these cakes, so I'll keep them in my dinner arsenal. My son is allergic to dairy, so I made a chili-lime roasted red pepper sauce rather than the cream. Bean cake flavor is good, and the recipes is easy. Seems like the type of beans/seasonings could be swapped pretty easily, too. All in all, a good main dish for a vegetarian meal.

  • BrittanyG156 Posted: 07/17/13
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    These cakes are excellent! I've made them twice now, and the first time, they were a little bland. The second time, I just substituted seasoned breadcrumbs and about 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper. (I also added a little more minced garlic, but I always up the garlic in things!) I have a feeling I'll be making these a lot in the future.

  • jtanen Posted: 07/15/13
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    Very simple to make and wonderfully delicious. The black-eyed peas give this a wonderful, earthy taste and the simple sour cream sauce topping it is rich and rounds everything out. Worth serving at a special occasion, easy enough to make as a work-day meal.

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