Black Bean Tuna Cakes

I am so proud of my niece for running in this years Race for the Cure. Tomorrow is the big day for her and she is really excited which really tugs at my heart strings. She is such a caring little girl, I know when I was 10 the only thing I thought about was playing barbies and watching Nickelodeon. So the fact that she is taking time out of her Saturday afternoon to participate in this great cause is just wonderful. I really have no words to describe how much of a proud aunt that I am right now. If you would like to participate in the Race for the Cure but your area does not host this event you can always go to the Susan G. Komen site and donate. Any amount helps no matter how small.

♥ More than 40,000 women will die from breast cancer in the U.S. this year.

♥ 440 Men are estimated to die from breast cancer in the U.S. this year.

♥ Breast cancer is the most frequently... diagnosed cancer......
among U.S.women

♥ One woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every three
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♥ There are over 2 million breast cancer survivors living in the U.S today.

This is a really nice fast dish to make on a hot day. I serve mine with a little dollop of fat free plain yogurt on top to give a little bit of creaminess but you can also use sour cream.
  • 1 (6oz) package whole wheat stuffing mix
  • 3/4 c. water
  • 1/3 c. mayo
  • 1 (12oz) can tuna, drained
  • 1/4 c. bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 c. onion, diced
  • 1 c. cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 (15oz) can or 1/2 dried black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne

  1. If you are using dried beans be sure to soak them according to package.
  2. Mix all ingredients together, cover and refrigerate for 10 minutes.
  3. Heat a large skillet sprayed with cooking spray on medium heat. Shape mixture into 1/3 cupful patties. Add to the skillet in batches.
  4. Cook 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown on both sides, turning over carefully.
  5. Serve immediately.

1 comment:

Cinnamon-Girl said...

I wish your niece the best of luck tomorrow in her race! She sounds very sweet and caring. Your black bean cakes sound delish too. Never had them with tuna before.