Cowboy Bean Fritters

Cowboy Bean Fritters
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Bring this appetizer to share at your next summer barbeque. Serve the fritters with some dipping options like salsa and non-fat plain Greek yogurt (a healthier substitute for sour cream).

  • Servings
    20 Servings
  • Serving size
    3 fritters
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

20 Servings

  • Serving Size
    3 fritters
  • Amount per serving Calories 115

  • Total Fat 1g
    • Saturated Fat 0.1g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 350mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 20g
    • Dietary Fiber 5g
    • Total Sugars 2g
  • Protein 6g
  • Potassium 210mg


  • all-purpose flour
    1 3/4 cup
  • baking powder
  • cumin
    1/2 tsp
  • salt
    2 tsp
  • black pepper
    1/2 tsp
  • egg whites (lightly beaten)
  • salsa
    1 cup
  • black beans (16-ounce, rinsed and drained)
    2 can
  • canola or vegetable oil (plus extra if needed)
    1 tbsp


  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 Tbsp. oil. Pour 1 Tsp. batter per fritter into skillet, cooking several fritters at one time, but not overcrowding them. Cook 1 minute, then turn fritters and lightly flatten with a spatula; cook 1 to 2 additional minutes or until browned on both sides. Repeat with remaining batter, adding more oil as necessary.