Black Bean Croquettes with Creamy Hummus Sauce – 177

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I found a recipe on the internet the other day for Black Bean Croquettes; however it only resembles this recipe in that it contains black beans! I decided that the idea was great, but it needed much improving and more healthy ingredients. I will have to warn you that when making this dish, you are going to get fairly skeptical about how it’s going to come out. I know we were…Eric’s reaction when we were forming the “balls” and putting them on the baking sheet was “ok…I’ll try it, but I’m not sure about this…it looks pretty gross at this point”. Yes, he’s right. While it’s in the “design” stage, it’s pretty disgusting looking. So, if you can make it past that, you’ll be really glad you did. These things are delicious and SO good for you. We flattened them slightly after they were on the baking sheet, but it’s really not necessary. It was Eric’s idea, so you can blame him for them not really looking like croquettes 😛

Black Bean Croquettes with Creamy Hummus Sauce

 

2 – 15 oz. cans black beans, drained and rinsed
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 can diced tomatoes, no salt added, drained
1/3 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 cup frozen corn kernals
1/4 cup egg substitute
3/4 cup fresh whole wheat breadcrumbs
1/4 cup dried whole wheat breadcrumbs

Preheat oven to 425°. Coat a baking sheet with non-fat cooking spray. Place beans into a food processor. In a large bowl, combine next 5 ingredients. Put 1/2 of the tomato mixture into the food processor with the beans and process until smooth. Transfer the bean mixture to the large bowl (which contains the rest of the tomato mixture), add the egg, corn, and the fresh breadcrumbs; mix well. Divide into 12 equal size balls, roll each in in the dried breadcrumbs and place onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 25 minutes. Serve with Creamy Hummus Sauce.

Creamy Hummus Sauce

1/2 cup 3 pepper spicy hummus
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 – 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 Tablespoon (approximately) water

Combine all ingredients into a small bowl and whisk until smooth. You may want to add a little more (or less) water depending on your desired consistency. It should be like a creamy ranch dressing consistency.

 

Recipe = 12 Croquettes
Nutrition info is for one Croquette with 2 Tablespoon of Sauce

One Reply to “Black Bean Croquettes with Creamy Hummus Sauce – 177”

  1. Thanks very much for that! My dad recently harvested her garden full of tomatoes , and I found myself the proud owner of two or four buckets worth! Of course I couldnt eat them all, but I did find a website full of even more tomato recipe here. A whole website dedicated the topic!! Crazy what you can find on the internets these days!!

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