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 Recipe

59 Reviews for Black Bean Croquettes with Fresh Salsa


These were fabulous. I prefer to make them more like a patty so that I can use the leftovers on a hamburger bun as a Mexiburger with smashed avocados and the pico de gallo on top of the patty. One thing that surprises me is that Eating Well continues to publish recipes with canned food items. Given the recent bad press about Bisphenol A (BPA) which is highly suspect in contributing to obesity and other serious medical problems in humans. Instead of canned beans, boil up a pot of your own dried beans and freeze in 2-cup portions. Just make sure the beans are "refrigerator cold" if you are using freezer bags before portioning out and freezing. Hot foods and plastics are a no-no.


These are awesome! I had no problem with them keeping their shape- they come out round and delicious! A wonderful, quick meal, and it even reheats well for lunch the next day. Ever since I first tried them I have them at least once every two weeks! Definitely a must try!


The salsa was delicious!!! Very fresh and tasty. The croquettes were bland. I added more chile powder than called for but apparently not enough. DH and I put it all in a flour tortilla and it was edible but I won't be making again. (except the salsa!)


Loved these! I didn't have to cans of black beans so I used one black and one can of white beans. My family loved the flavor combinations and they tasted so healthy and satisfying. I will definitely make these again.


these were only average in my opinion. i did find them dry, but i think that was because they were over cooked. i also didnt find them spicy at all. i will make them again and add much more chili powder and maybe a chopped chili into the bean mix. i did like that they were so cheap and easy to make, a real store cupboard meal, and they did come out nice and crispy and kept the round shape. i will make them again, but with a few changes.


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