Pinto Bean and Cheddar Patties

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 3 mins

This is another recipe I found in the mag. SELF. For those watching calories this is what was printed in the mag. "322 calories per serving, 8.9 g fat (1.2 g saturated), 41.8 g carbs, 7 g fiber, 19 g protein"

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat broiler.
  2. Place 1 1/2 cups breadcrumbs on a baking sheet and toast under broiler for several seconds or until browned. Remove; let stand 5 minutes.
  3. Mash beans in a mixing bowl. Add cheese, chile, toasted breadcrumbs, chili powder, cumin, oregano, and salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Form mixture into 4 patties about 3 inches across. Dredge patties in remaining 1/2 cup untoasted breadcrumbs.
  5. Heat oil in a medium sauté pan over medium heat. Cook patties until crisp and golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Serve hot with 2 tbsp fresh salsa.
Most Helpful

The flavor was great, but the patties just fell apart. Cooked the first two in the skillet (fell apart)the next two just heated them up in a bowl in the microwave. No dought about it, I did like the flavor. Just wish the pan fried ones would have stuck togeather (like a burger).

Mudpie March 25, 2011

This is a great recipe - inexpensive, tasty and filling. I used hot chili powder and a little less oil to cook the patties. I think this would be great made with black beans as well. Served topped with salsa and a little sour cream, although I could see these being served on a bun like a burger as well. Thanks for posting the recipe! Made for Spring Pick-A-Chef 2011

loof March 08, 2011