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Black Bean and Corn Meat-less Balls

black bean corn meatless balls
  • (2 15-oz. cans) black beans, rinsed
  • (1 tsp.) ground cumin
  • (1 cup) frozen corn kernels, thawed
  • (1/4 cup plus 1/3 cup) plain dry breadcrumbs, divided
  • (2 cups) tomatoes, finely chopped
  • (2) scallions, sliced
  • (1/4 cup) fresh cilantro, chopped
  • (1 tsp.) chili powder, hot if desired, divided
  • (1/4 tsp.) salt
  • (1 Tbsp.) extra-virgin olive oil
  • (1) avocado, diced

Black Bean and Corn Meat-less Balls

A vegetarian spin on meatballs made with black beans, corn and breadcrumbs, served with a tomato and avocado salsa.

Preparation Time
About 25 minutes
Cook Time
About 20 minutes


  1. 1Preheat oven to 425°F. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. 2In a medium bowl, combine tomatoes, scallions, cilantro, 1/2 tsp. chili powder and salt, set aside.
  3. 3In a large bowl, mash together beans and cumin. Add 1 cup tomatoes, corn and 1/4 cup breadcrumbs, stir to combine.
  4. 4Combine 1/3 cup breadcrumbs, oil and 1/2 tsp. chili powder in a small bowl. Measure out 1/2 cup bean mixture each and form into balls. Coat with breadcrumbs and place on greased baking sheet.

  5. 5Bake about 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Meanwhile, add avocado to rest of tomatoes, mix and serve with bean balls.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 2 croquettes, 1/2 cup salsa

Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 405
  • Total Fat 12 g
  • Total Carbohydrate 61 g
  • Protein 16 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Sodium 438 mg
  • Fiber 16 g

Additional Information

Recipe Category: Dinner

Recipe Subcategory: Miscellaneous

Recipe Ethnicity: Mexican/Southwestern

Dietetic Info:
  • Glycemic Index:
  • Gluten Free: No

Vegetarian/Allergen Info: N/A

NOTE: Glycemic Index Scale: Low=0-55, Medium=56-69, High=70 or greater.