Black Bean Croquettes with Fresh Salsa

January/February 2008

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Staples like canned black beans and frozen corn transform into spicy croquettes in mere minutes. Serve with warm corn tortillas, coleslaw and lime wedges.

"This recipe is delicious. i made it two days ago, followed the directions to a t, and didn't have a problem with moistness or shape retention. It could have had a bit more flavor, but over all it was amazing. I'm actually making it again...
Black Bean Croquettes with Fresh Salsa

62 Reviews for Black Bean Croquettes with Fresh Salsa

Super tasty vegetarian dish even skeptics loved

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!

Fresh from the oven
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Anonymous wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

Thanks for the Tortilla Chip

Thanks for the Tortilla Chip idea...was trying to decide how to make this recipe wheat free :)

Great Vegetarian Option

This was really easy to make, tastes great and is very healthy. I added garlic, roasts while in the oven so adds a great flavor. I also added jalepenos, for a bit of extra spice, adds a nice dimension to the texture as well. I will definitely be making this for a potluck.

Very easy, tastes great!
rave reviews from all who tried

I made this for the first time for guests and it got rave reviews. I was surprised at how delicious it was myself. I did make some changes to suit my own tastes along with some recommendations from previous reviewers.

I used 1 can of beans instead of 2, petite diced canned tomatoes instead of fresh and didn't use either chili powder or cilantro. I also used seasoned breadcrumbs instead of plain and did not add EVOO to the breadcrumbs. They held their shape well and were delicious. I will definitely make this again as it was very easy. The only annoying part was mashing the beans with a fork; very tedious.

The "salsa" was amazing and I was sad to see that there was so little left over. I will definitely make it again but increase the "salsa".

Dish Delish!

This is a great recipe! The only changes I made were:
1/3 cup Lays Baked Tortilla Chips, processed into crumbs instead of bread crumbs; 3/4 tsp cayenne pepper; no salt. I did not press bean ball into more crumbs & I served them w/coleslaw. My son drizzled Light Ranch dressing on his. Everyone loved them -- will definitely be making more often & will not be buying black bean burgers any longer :)

Handy ingredients & quick to prepare
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Anonymous wrote 3 years 12 weeks ago

Love the tortilla chip crumb

Love the tortilla chip crumb idea! It was great.

Worth it!

This is a great recipe. I followed the recommendations of others and used one can of black beans, and spiced up the salsa with some lime juice, garlic, and jalapeno. My avocado was over-ripe, so I made some guacamole as a second side (mashed avocado, garlic powder, spoonful of salsa, and lime juice). Very tasty. Good as a stand-alone small dinner. And leftovers kept well for a few days.


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