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

61 Reviews for Black Bean Croquettes with Fresh Salsa

Filling and Flavorful

Very tasty, quick and fairly cheap to make. I ended up having to add extra bread crumbs to the mix in order to keep them from spreading out once on a cookie sheet. I served with some lime/cilantro rice and fresh guacamole. Got rave reviews and will definitely be making these again.


I made this for my husbands birthday dinner and the family loved them. I did add the juice and zest of a lime, did not use the oil in any part of the recipe, and they were perfect. I am going to make them and try them as a burger in a bun!
I bought fresh salsa from the market and added chopped avocado . This is a wonderful combination of textures and flavours.

Great meatless supper

I had already used my food processor to make the breadcrumbs, so it was a no-brainer to mash up the beans in the food processor, too. I did need to double the amount of breadcrumbs for the final step (rolling). It would be a real time saver to use canned tomatoes, but I used fresh. I would definitely make this one again!

Even my kids loved it!

My entire family loved this meal! it was easy to make, and reheated well the next day for lunch. Of course I changed it up a bit - used a bit more corn, tomatoes & cilantro, added lime juice & zest to both bowls, added garlic, diced jalapeno, & diced red onion to bean mixture, and served with mexican crema. Also substituted seasoned panko for the plain breadcrumbs. It was surprisingly delicious!

Easy to make, great vegetarian meal!
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Anonymous wrote 48 weeks 2 days ago

This really looks good but

This really looks good but the carbs are high....I guess the bread crumbs and corn put it over the top....

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 2 years 19 weeks ago

Thanks for the Tortilla Chip

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

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