These crunchy on the outside, soft and flavorful on the inside croquettes are a nutrient-packed meal.  You can add a little hemp powder to the patty if you're, "tryin' to get those gains".  I love to eat them the next day with a little hot sauce and a massive salad!  Enjoy! 


1/2 c leftovers hot quinoa cereal

1 c red quinoa (or any quinoa), cooked

1 c French fingerling potatoes,boiled

3 c Japanese sweet potatoes,boiled

1/2 c sun dried tomato, chopped (I used one with zero preservatives nor added salt or oil- find what you can!)

1/4 c each pepitas & sunflower seeds

1 1/2 c black beans, cooked

3 c broccoli, cooked

1/2 red small onion, chopped

1 fresh small yellow onion, chopped

3 Tbs fresh tarragon

1 Tbs fresh thyme

2 Tbs flax meal mixed with 6 tbsp water warm water (or cook over medium heat for 4 mins. and let sit until egg-like consistency).

1 Tbsp onion powder

2 tsp garlic powder

1tsp Chili flakes

1/2 tsp salt (or to taste, which you can do, because there is not egg in this recipe!)

What to do

Get a large bowl and throw everything in it!  No really...

AdD: Leftover Hot Quinoa Cereal


Cooked Red quinoa


Cooked fingerling potatoes


& Japanese sweet potatoes (you decide if you want to take the skin off or not).


If I was making them just for myself, I would have included the skin, because there are so many vitamins and minerals in the skin.


(skinned Japanese sweet potatoes)


Then throw in the sun-dried tomatoes,

the seeds, 

The black beans,


the broccoli

...and finally the onions and spices!

  • Now comes the really fun part! 

  • Please make certain your hands are clean...and dig in.... 

  • Mix together the ingredients by hand.

  • I made some without Panko Flakes and some with them.  I cooked them on a silicon sheet.   I have yet to try parchment, but I am guessing it would be better for the ones crusted in Panko Flakes. 

  • Form mixture into a patties and put on parchment paper on a cookie sheet.  I made about 20 + patties.

  • Bake in the oven on 350 F for about 12 minutes on each side...until browned on both sides. 

  • You can finish it off with a little broiler action, but if you use the broiler, please keep an eye on it.  it will only be for a few seconds! 

  • Remove and plate on a bed of fresh greens.  I used a simple tahini dressing recipe to drizzle over top.

  • Warm up the leftovers and try them with hot sauce!  Great for lunch!