I made this last night for my family, and it turned out wonderful! I added 2 large cloves of garlic, a jalapeno pepper, and the juice from 1/2 lime to the tomato mix. I also went heavy on the chili powder because I prefer spicy food. I had no problems with the croquettes holding their shape, or running out of bread crumbs. Can't wait to do this again in the summer with fresh corn and veggies, and I'll probably use dry beans as opposed to canned. I used both cans of black beans, and didn't have any of the problems others had mentioned. I also used a cuisinart to smash the beans, much faster!