• 2 cans black Beans, drained
  • 1/2 to 1 cup green onion chopped fine
  • 2-4 cloves garlic minced fine
  • 3 tablespoon cilantro chopped fine
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1/4 salt (optional)
  • 1/4 pepper
  • 1 cup brown rice cooked
  • 1/2 cup corn meal
  • olive oil or vegetable oil for frying


Mash or puree 1 can black beans and add second can to mashed beans. Add next 8 ingredients (up to pepper) to mixture and mix through. Add brown rice and mix well, then add corn meal and mix well.

Heat oil in pan over med-high heat. Take enough of the mixture out to form a large “meatball” and repeat until all the mixture is gone. Add them to the oil one at a time and fry until all side are crisp. Drain on a paper towel.

These can be put into pitas with lettuce, shredded carrots, cucumbers, etc and topped with salsa, or a tofu sour cream.

Serves: 8