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Cowboy Bean Fritters

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Cowboy Bean Fritters

serves 20, 3 per serving

Cooking Time: 20 min

What You'll Need:
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
4 egg whites, lightly beaten
1 cup salsa
2 (16-ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
1 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil, plus extra if needed

What To Do:
1. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, cumin, salt, and pepper. Add egg whites and salsa; mix well, then stir in black beans.

2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat 1 tablespoon oil. Pour 1 teaspoon batter per fritter into skillet, cooking several fritters at one time, but not overcrowding them. Cook 1 minute, then turn fritters and slightly flatten with a spatula; cook 1 to 2 additional minutes, or until browned on both sides. Repeat with remaining batter, adding more oil as needed.

3. Remove to a paper towel-lined platter; serve immediately.

Note:
Add some extra excitement when serving by putting out bowls of salsa and reduced-fat sour cream for dipping.

Wanna keep the theme going here? Add a pitcher of our fabulous sangria and really get your party started!

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