Thanks to the presence of cheese many marvelous foods are possible within minutes and to top it all my love for cheese makes it even more tempting to explore all the possibilities of creative recipes with cheese.
Did I tell you that my little one is equally cheese crazy? Like mommy like daughter……hahahha……!!!
This cheese craziness brought an idea to my mind to add some protein and more health to the cheese bites recipe and so here I present my Cheesy Black Bean Bites.
The gooey cheese and the protein packed delicious black beans were just out of this world and we hogged on to these bites like never before. 🙂
It’s super simple to make this recipe. Just combine mashed black beans, mozzarella cheese, cottage cheese, wheat flour, bread crumbs and season with salt, red pepper flakes, oregano and my favorite green chili sauce. Form balls out of the dough, spread on the prepared cookie sheet, moist the balls with egg wash (which is totally optional) and bake for 25 minutes in a preheated oven.
See…. I told you its simple and delicious snack for your family and a great appetizer for any party.
Cheesy Black Bean Bites
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Per Serving 106 calories
Fat 2 g
Carbs 15 g
Protein 7 g
- 1 15 oz. can black beans (rinsed, drained and mashed)
- ½ cup mozzarella cheese (shredded)
- ½ cup cottage cheese (low fat)
- ¼ cup whole wheat flour
- ¼ cup Italian style bread crumbs
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp crushed pepper flakes
- ½ tsp oregano (dried)
- 1 tsp green chili sauce
- Preheat the oven at 400 degree Fahrenheit and prepare a cookie sheet with a liner and grease it.
- In a mixing bowl combine all the ingredients and mix very well with hands.
- Divide the dough into 20 equal parts and form a ball shape.
- Place the balls on the cookie sheet. Now in a bowl whip 1 egg and egg wash all the balls as shown above in the photo.
- Place the sheet in the middle rack of the oven. Bake it for 25 minutes.
- Take the cookie sheet out of the oven and let it cool a little.
- Serve warm or at room temperature with ketchup or your choice of sauce.
Once out of the oven these balls would be soft leave it for coupe of minutes to cool down and stiffen.
This recipe yields 20 bite size balls and serving size is 2 balls per person.
Byron Thomas says
These look delicious. I’m always searching for a way to prepare meals with black beans. We ALWAYS have black beans on hand!
These look delish! We like black beans, but cheese definitely makes it better. 🙂
Oana @AdoreFoods says
These cheesy bites look fantastic! My daughter will love them 🙂 Thanks for sharing it.
Tina Marie says
I am seriously going to try these! Bookmarked this recipe for later use. Stopping over from your post in FBC.
These look yummy! I have been wanting to find more ways to add black beans to our menu. This would be a great way to add them. Thanks for sharing!
This is a great meatless option – didn’t think you could make this with beans.
These look awesome! I am always looking for meatless alternatives to make!
Gail Cavanaugh says
These look delicious!
these look easy and delicious. I always like to add a little extra something to dinner, or to lunch, and these would be great as a meal with other appetizers!
Jessica @ Moxie and Mischief says
This sounds delicious!
These look great! LIke little bean meatballs. My family would love these. Thanks for the recipe.
Kelly @ The OK Momma says
I LOVE this! My toddler has 2 great loves in this world: Cheese & black beans. Cannot wait to make these!
Well, maybe 3 great loves: Cheese, black beans, and my boobs 🙂
These cheesy black bean bites look like they would make a great alternative to my grandmother’s famous sausage balls!
Six Pack Mommy says
You had me at beans and cheese… both of which I love! This is a more family-friendly way of getting kids to eat beans without seeing the beans- which I think will work really well!
April Rutherford says
MMMMM, CHEESE! I love it too! You always have the most healthy looking yummy recipes. I think my children would love to help form the balls with me!
These look awesome for movie night with my grandparents!
Ali A says
I love black beans/black bean burgers/etc…these look so good! What a great idea for a summer BBQ.