Black Bean Croquettes
Warm the oven to 425°F. Lightly grease a large baking sheet.
Make the croquettes: Add half the beans to a food processor along with the olive oil, soy sauce, and liquid smoke. Run that shit until it looks smooth. Then add the corn and kinda pulse it in until its mixed up. Dump the rest of the beans into a large bowl and mash those fuckers up with a potato masher or large spoon until a sorta paste forms. A couple of larger bean chunks are cool. Add the beans and corn mix, onion, garlic, seasoning blend, chili powder, cumin, and lime zest and mix until it's all distributed. Fold in the cornmeal and flour and stir that shit around until there are no dry patches and everything is uniform. This should feel slightly sticky and hold nicely when you form it into a ball.
If its too wet, add more of one of the flours Too dry? Add some oil. Stop lookin for excuses why you're a bad cook and learn to think on your feet motherfucker. Taste and add more spices and whatever until it tasted good enough to you. CAN'T DO THAT SHIT WITH GROUND BEEF.
Form the mixture into 18 little patties about the size of a golf ball, and pressing them flattish. Place them on the baking sheet, spray them lightly with oil, and bake, flipping halfway, until they look a lil golden brown, 35 minutes.
Serve ‘em up warm or room temperature with our Green Rice, a side salad, and your favorite salsa.
* Two 15-ounce cans drained and rinsed are totally fine here.
** Calm the fuck down, this is near the BBQ sauce at the grocery store.