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
241
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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
8g
12%
Sugar
5g
N/A
Saturated Fat
2g
9%
Cholesterol
50mg
17%
Protein
11g
21%
Carbs
33g
11%
Vitamin A
37µg
4%
Vitamin B12
0.3µg
4.5%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
11%
Vitamin C
13mg
22%
Vitamin D
0.3µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
1mg
6%
Vitamin K
12µg
15%
Calcium
174mg
17%
Fiber
4g
16%
Folate (food)
45µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
103µg
26%
Folic acid
35µg
N/A
Iron
3mg
16%
Magnesium
43mg
11%
Monounsaturated
3g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
3mg
13%
Phosphorus
174mg
25%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
382mg
11%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
15.2%
Sodium
425mg
18%
Thiamin (B1)
0.4mg
24.6%
Zinc
1mg
8%

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