Bean Cakes for the  Weight Conscious from dinabe



1 can fat free refried beans

1 can black beans

1 can fat free chili

1 small onion, finely chopped

1 small bottle salsa

sheredded light cheddar cheese

shredded lettuce

chopped fresh tomatoes

Cooked rice

fat free creamy garlic dressing

DS (13 months) gobbles them up and I lost almost 5 lbs my first week on Weight Watchers while eating these for dinner three nights. I still have some of the mixture in the fridge--it lasts forever.

Cheers, Dina 


  1. Mix together 1 can fat free refried beans, 1 can black beans, 1 can fat free chili, some finely chopped onion and some bottled salsa. 

  2. Form into small patties and fry in a hot skillet coated with cooking spray. Voila!

  4. First night: I make some rice, put a few bean cakes on a plate, top with shredded light cheddar cheese, rice, lettuce, tomato and fat free creamy garlic dressing. 
  5. Next nights: I mix the leftover rice into the bean mixture and fry them up that way--even better! Or, spread on a fat free tortilla, top with shredded cheese and broil. Or,... you get the picture.