Make your salad more filling with these satisfying bean patties. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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Ingredients

Directions

  • In a medium skillet heat 1 teaspoon of the oil over medium heat. Add sweet pepper and onion; cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in 1 tablespoon of the taco seasoning (mixture will be dry). Remove from heat. Stir in rice. Set aside to cool.

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  • Use a fork to mash beans slightly. Add rice mixture, chile peppers and the remaining 1 tablespoon taco seasoning to the beans; stir and mash until the mixture holds together.

  • Divide bean mixture into four equal portions. Shape each portion into a patty about 3-1/2 inches in diameter. Carefully place patties on a platter. Cover and chill for 15 minutes.

  • In a very large nonstick skillet heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat. Fry the patties in hot oil for 6 to 8 minutes or until heated through, turning once halfway through cooking time. (If patties brown too quickly, reduce heat to medium.)

  • In a small bowl stir together sour cream and pico de gallo. Arrange greens on a serving platter; place patties on top of greens. Serve sour cream mixture with patties. If desired, serve with chopped tomato and snipped cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

228 calories; 7.4 g total fat; 2.3 g saturated fat; 8 mg cholesterol; 596 mg sodium. 133 mg potassium; 32 g carbohydrates; 4.9 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 8.2 g protein; 3542 IU vitamin a iu; 38 mg vitamin c; 70 mcg folate; 114 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 21 mg magnesium;