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Beef Croquettes with Dijon Aioli

Looking for fun and tasty hand-held food? Try these beef and potato croquettes and experience a crispy, delicious bomb of flavor. These are so easy to make and are addictive when paired with dijon aioli sauce. This dish makes the perfect snack, meal, or appetizer. If you give this recipe a shot you will surely be impressed.


  • 1 lb Braveheart Black Angus Ground Beef

  • 4 large potatoes, peeled and chopped

  • 2 tbsp butter

  • 1 white onion, diced

  • 2 tbsp Adobo seasoning

  • 4 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 cup breadcrumbs

  • 4 eggs, beatem

  • 1 cup all purpose flour

  • Canola oil


For the sauce:


  • 1 garlic clove

  • Salt

  • 1 egg white

  • 2 egg yolks

  • ½ cup Canola oil

  • 1 tbsp whole grain mustard

  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard

  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

  • 2 tsp lemon zest


  1. Add potatoes to a large pot of water and bring to a boil. Let boil for 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Drain water and remove from heat.

  2. Heat a skillet to medium-high heat and add butter. 

  3. Once butter is melted, add onions and garlic. Cook until onions become translucent and add ground beef.

  4. Cook until ground beef is thoroughly browned and fully cooked. Season mixture with salt, pepper, and adobo seasoning. Mix well.

  5. Add potatoes to a large bowl. Using a potato masher, mash potatoes until the consistency is smooth and there are few lumps.

  6. Add ground beef mixture to potatoes and mix well.

  7. Divide mixture into equal parts and for small balls of the mixture.

  8. Place balls of mixture on a sheet pan and let cool in the fridge for 20 minutes.

  9. Roll balls of mixture in flour, eggs, and then breadcrumbs. Repeat until all balls are coated.

  10. Heat oil in a large pan and add croquettes. Let cook until croquettes are golden brown on all sides. 

  11. To a blender, add garlic clove and pulse until clove is minced.

  12. Next, add a big pinch of salt and then egg yolks and whites. Blend mixture and slowly add canola oil.

  13. Continue blending until the sauce begins to thicken. Once the sauce is thick, add whole grain mustard, dijon mustard, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Blend until everything is well combined and consistency is smooth. 

  14. Add aioli to a bowl and serve with croquettes. 

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