Pinto Bean-Cheddar Patties

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30 minutes or fewer

Coating these patties in breadcrumbs before cooking them in olive oil makes them nice and crisp on the outside. They are delicious with salsa and a green salad. If time is short, you can also make these with prepared dried breadcrumbs.

  • SERVINGServings


  • 2 1/2 cups fresh whole-grain breadcrumbs
  • 1 15-oz. can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese or soy cheddar cheese
  • 2 Tbs. canned chopped green chiles
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil plus more if needed


  1. Preheat broiler. Place 1 1/2 cups of breadcrumbs on baking sheet, and toast under broiler for several seconds, or until browned. Remove; let stand 5 minutes.
  2. Mash beans with fork in mixing bowl. Add cheese, chiles, toasted breadcrumbs, and salt and pepper to taste. Form mixture into 4 patties, about 3 inches in diameter. Dredge patties in untoasted breadcrumbs.
  3. Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add patties, and cook until crisp and golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes on each side; add more oil to pan if necessary. Serve hot.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: Serves 6
  • Calories: 233
  • Carbohydrate Content: 29 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 10 mg
  • Fat Content: 8 g
  • Fiber Content: 4 g
  • Protein Content: 16 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 2 g
  • Sodium Content: 267 mg
  • Sugar Content: 1 g