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


I have made something similar to this....I saute onion and garlic with a little bit of BBQ sauce (sweet baby 's my fave) then add corn and black beans, blend up a little then add toasted walnuts and bread crumbs. broil n eat


Not my favorite recipe. It was pretty dry. I did drizzle lime juice on them, and they got a little more moist, but they still weren't great. Maybe if I used fresh breadcrumbs rather than dry ones, they would taste better.


I prepared the beans the night before and stored them in the refrigerator. I prepared and added the tomato mix on the day I served the croquettes. I added more chili and a dash of cayenne and they were still pretty mild. I didn't have avocado so I substituted some guacamole. It was a truly satisfying and delicious meal. I'll definitely make it again.


I accidentally used only one can of beans for this recipe, and it came out perfectly. I think two cans of beans would make these croquettes very bland, and will probably stick to making it with only one can of beans. I added garlic, a bit of salt, and some minced jalapeno to the salsa to add a bit more flavor. Very tasty and great for a quick dinner when I absolutely don't want to have to do any grocery shopping!


These were great. I would add a little onion and jalapeno next time around. I pre-make my beans, so I just grabbed them out of the freezer and thawed. I didn't have enough black bean or I combine the rest in red kidney beans. I had problem with moistness. I would say my only reason for a little blandness was that my fresh cilantro was fried so I had to use dried. Lots and lots of fresh cilantro is the best for my tastes! Again, the addition of jalapeno and onion in both the croquettes and the salsa would be nice. I too squeezed a lime over everything before serving.


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