Meatless Friday with CRS Rice Bowl: Bean Cakes from Burkina Faso

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This Lent, CatholicMom.com is once again privileged to partner with CRS Rice Bowl by sharing the CRS Rice Bowl featured recipes on each Lenten Friday. Why not try these simple recipes in solidarity with our brothers and sisters around the world?

Don’t forget to place the money you saved by serving a meatless meal into your CRS Rice Bowl! Those funds help feed the hungry around the world and in your own community. If you don’t have a CRS Rice Bowl program in your own parish, click here to find out how to donate.

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BEAN CAKES from Burkina Faso

Makes 6–8 Bean Cakes

  • 1 can black-eyed peas, drained
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • ½ t salt
  • ½ t black pepper
  • 1 c flour
  • ¼ c vegetable oil

Place black-eyed peas in a blender with the onion, carrots and egg. Blend to a smooth paste, and add salt and pepper. If bean mixture has too much liquid to form cakes, add flour, ¼ cup at a time to thicken until you can form into cakes. Divide into 6 to 8 portions and place in hot vegetable oil. Flatten each one into a disc using a spatula. Fry until browned (about 5 to 7 minutes), turning occasionally. Serve with rice.

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