A complete vegetarian protein
For those questioning the combination of pinto beans and sweet potato fritters, they are paired because complete meatless proteins require a grain (wheat, rice, corn, etc) and a legume (beans or nuts). I made this recipe as described, except that I left in some of the poblano ribs and seeds to add heat to the dish and added some chives to the fritter dough. I thought this was very good, although it could easily be improved by some good pepperjack cheese or sour cream as garnish. The flavor combination is unusual, but they seemed to complement each other for me. I didn't have any problems with the fritters being chewy, perhaps because I used stone-ground cornmeal, which is finer than some other varieties.