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Yields:
4 servings
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Meal Type:
Main Dishes
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Black Bean Croquettes with Cornmeal

Savory bean croquettes with black beans and corn meal makes a perfect entree for vegetarian dieters.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Mash beans but don't puree so as to have a few bean chunks for texture. Use a little bean liquid or water if beans are too dry to mash.
  2. Combine the beans, onion, cilantro, egg and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Add cornmeal by the tablespoon until its made a batter that is barely stiff enough to handle. (You should be able to shape it with your hands without it sticking, but it should be quite fragile or the cakes will be dry.)
  4. Add corn oil to a large, deep skillet and turn flame on medium. Shape the bean mixture into patties 2 to 3 inches across or into 1 ½ x 3 inch logs.
  5. When the oil is hot, place them in the skillet. Don't crowd them; you may have to work in batches.
  6. Cook the croquettes until nicely browned on all sides, adjusting the heat so they brown evenly without burning before turning, 7 or 8 minutes total. Keep warm in the oven or under aluminum foil until ready to serve, or serve at room temperature.
  7. Garnish with salsa, fat-free sour cream and fresh cilantro sprigs, if desired. Brown rice with roasted or fresh corn make a nice accompaniment.
  8. Note: as variations, you may add any of the following alone or together for extra zing in the batter: a dash of cumin, minced jalapeno, fresh chile, hot sauce or fresh squeezed lemon juice.
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This is one of my new favorite vegetarian meals, hands down. It's full of protein, fiber and tastiness.
22 Aug 11 by member: Lindao6

     
 

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Nutrition summary:

There are 322 calories in 1 serving of Black Bean Croquettes with Cornmeal.
Calorie break-down: 43% fat, 44% carbs, 13% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories
322
 
% Daily Values*
Total Fat
15.78g
24%
Saturated Fat
2.325g
12%
Trans Fat
-
Polyunsaturated Fat
8.032g
Monounsaturated Fat
4.413g
Cholesterol
54mg
18%
Sodium
557mg
23%
Total Carbohydrate
35.58g
12%
Dietary Fiber
9.8g
39%
Sugars
1.88g
Protein
10.6g
Vitamin D
-
Calcium
140mg
14%
Iron
5.40mg
30%
Potassium
118mg
3%
Vitamin A
350IU
7%
Vitamin C
14.4mg
24%
* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
16%
of RDI*
(322 calories)
16% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
 
Carbohydrate (44%)
 
Fat (43%)
 
Protein (13%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories


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