Pinto Bean & Zucchini Sliders

Pinto Bean & Zucchini Sliders
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Pinto Bean & Zucchini Sliders
Bush's Beans

Pinto Bean & Zucchini Sliders

Substitute ground meat with mashed beans and shredded zucchini to make these better-for-you sliders. Recipe courtesy of Bush’s Beans.

12
Servings
56
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 4 medium (about 1 pound) zucchinis, shredded
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 16-ounce can pinto beans, drained and smashed with potato smasher, such as BUSHS beans
  • ¼ Pound bacon, cooked and crumbled (optional)
  • 1½ Cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 2 Tablespoons salt-free seasoning blend
  • 1 Teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • ½ Cup shredded Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2-3 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 package (12 buns) slider buns

Directions

Mix the zucchinis, onions, beans, bacon, breadcrumbs, seasoning blend, parsley, cheese, and eggs in a large mixing bowl with a spatula. Make patties using an ice scream scoop and place on a plate; place the patties in the freezer for 10 minutes.

Coat the bottom of a frying pan with about 1 tablespoon of the oil and set over medium-high heat.

When the oil begins to bubble, place one scoop of the mixture in the frying pan. Cook each side for 2 to 3 minutes. Repeat for the remaining patties. Place on a paper-towel-lined plate to absorb any excess oil.

Serve warm on the slider buns with condiments.

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Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
3g
4%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
4mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
6g
5%
Protein
2g
4%
Vitamin A, RAE
1µg
0%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
17mg
2%
Choline, total
8mg
2%
Folate, total
18µg
5%
Magnesium, Mg
5mg
2%
Phosphorus, P
35mg
5%
Selenium, Se
5µg
9%
Sodium, Na
105mg
7%
Water
17g
1%

Pinto Bean Shopping Tip

Legumes are high in a number of nutrients, especially protein and fiber – filling you up with relatively few calories.

Pinto Bean Cooking Tip

Beans are done when they can be easily mashed with a fork – make sure to test a few in case they have not cooked evenly.