Whether you call vegetarian dishes like these croquettes, burgers, or patties doesn't matter. Some people call their basement the "lower-level". The important thing is that bean-based dinners are quick, wonderfully tasty, satisfying, and nutritious.
Unless you are already a vegetarian or vegan, going more days each week without meat is good for you, good for your pocketbook, and good for the planet. The average American eats 182.5 pounds of meat per year. Chickpea or garbanzo bean flour wasn't exactly a staple I had on hand but it's easy to find at a grocery store.
Of course, cooking your own beans at home for use in this recipe is best, but low sodium canned beans help make these croquettes very easy to throw together.
These keep well — at least overnight — so I was very happy the next day at lunch.