Black Bean Burger With Guacomole

Monday, August 11, 2014


During the summer our house sometimes feels like a hotel because we have friends and family staying with us almost every weekend. I think that's just one of the benefits of living in a fun city like Chicago. Because oddly enough we never had a lot of people asking to come stay with us when we lived in Topeka, Kansas for those long seven months long, long ago... Anyway, I honestly love having people "vacation" at our house because it makes me feel like I'm on vacation, as well. And I happen to be really good at pretending I'm on vacation. The only downside to this is that I find myself eating like I'm on vacation way too much. I rationalize that our guests are eating pizza and hot-dogs and pasta all day, so I might as well too. But after two months of eating heavy, I am feeling heavy.

So I decided it was time to opt for a few healthier options. One of my favorite meals I've been cooking lately is this loaded black bean burger.



The best part is it takes me less than ten minutes to make. Not to mention it's delicious and pretty healthy even.

I used:
MorningStar Farms Spicy Black Bean Burgers
Toasted Sandwich Thins for the bun
Guacamole
Rotel Diced Tomatos
Spinach
Lite Shredded Cheese



Pile it all on top of each other and there you have it, a pretty nutritious and simple meal. I could have probably given myself a little bit less guac, but c'mon, you gotta live a little.



I'm also anxious to try the MorningStar Farms Mediterranean Chickpea Burger
 and Roasted Garlic & Quinoa Burger
. They also provide a ton of recipes on their site for different ways to eat healthy and incorporate their meatless meals into your everyday life.

I'll never be able to give up my French fries or pizza completely (and I don't want to obviously), but I think it's all about moderation. Eating healthy doesn't have to mean eating bland food, at least I don't think so anyway.

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101 comments:

  1. I would probably go for the black bean burger, that looks pretty delicious!

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  2. Oh I love morning star black bean burgers! I love their breakfast meats too. I'd love to try their breakfast sandwiches.

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  3. I love the Morning Star veggie patties. Those are the ones I normally get, but after reading this recipe, I'm thinking I'm getting some black bean burgers really soon!

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  4. Looks delish and healthy! I like the Morning Star patties.

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  5. Those sound so good! I'd like to try the Roasted Garlic and Quinoa burgers.

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  6. I would definitely go for the black bean burger. Shouldn't have read this right before I eat my leftovers for lunch. It looks good.

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  7. I would like to try the Tomato & Basil Pizza Burger.
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  9. Parmesan garlic wings! Look really yummy!

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  10. Yum! I just bought their original ones for the first time the other day, so I need to try these!

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  11. Um, this looks absolutely delicious! I've only tried a black bean burger once, but I loved it. I'd love to try out Morning Star's black bean burger, and you had be sold by adding guac. Love me some guacamole!

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  12. Wow! This is such a great idea! I love Morningstar products. My 3 year old son loves their garden veggie burgers.

    Chels @ Red Velvet Rooster

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  13. I would love to try the vegetarian sausage! Save my calories to get my Drink on!

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  14. I want to try the Mediterranean Chickpea Burgers

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  15. https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/498959810901983232

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  16. I would love to try the Morningstar farms Chipotle Black Bean Burger. These looks really delish!

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  17. Tweet: https://twitter.com/lil_lady_dz/status/498985234616958977

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  18. I'd like to try the Baja Black Bean Pizza.

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  20. Would love to try the MorningStar Farms® Asian Veggie Patties

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  21. Tweeted https://twitter.com/AdorableSweetp1/status/499011222293848065

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  22. I own those Spicy Black Bean burgers basically on the daily...well, weekly, but they are my fave. So delish.

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  23. I'd like to try the chickpea ones!

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  24. I'd love to try the Mediterranean Chickpea Pizza! I eat the Spicy Black bean burgers all the time - so good and easy to make!

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  25. yummm this sounds so good! i love a good bean burger + guac. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  26. I love the spicy blackbean burgers- definitely a staple in our home! I would love to try the garlic and quinoa burger!

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  27. My favorite MorningStar Farms product is definitely the buffalo wings, they are delicious and my whole family enjoys them! We love to incorporate their items into weekday meals with salad and baked potatoes.
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  29. I wuld like to try the roasted garlic & quinoa burgers.
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  30. I would love to try the Mediterranean Chickpea Burger!

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  31. tweet--https://twitter.com/WildOrchid985/status/500772039326957568

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  32. i would like to try their original sausage patties

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  35. i tweeted https://twitter.com/thepryfamily5/status/500790656516636672 pryfamily5@gmail.com

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  36. I would like to try the Buffalo Chik Patties
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  39. -https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/501210788397203456

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  40. i want to try Buffalo Chik Patties

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  41. https://twitter.com/HappyTina0115/status/501544376749670401

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  42. I'd like to try the Baja Black Bean Pizza. I love Morningstar products and have used them in a variety of recipes. aleksnearing gmail com

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  43. I'd like to try the Roasted Garlic & Quinoa

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  45. tweeted
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  46. I would love to try the morningstar roasted garlic and quinoa burgers! I just tried quinoa the other day and love it!

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  47. I tweeted under twitter id @yarbr012 https://twitter.com/yarbr012/status/474704361398886400!

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  48. I'd like to try the BUffalo Chik Patties.
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  49. https://twitter.com/jen_r_horn/status/502483784290156544 huntandride@hotmail.com

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  50. Would love to try this!
    I have had the Morningstar Farms Chik Patties before and I love them! Great chicken substitute! They taste just like it!! Would love to try the buffalo flavor patties.
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  51. I would try their buffalo chicken burger. Love spicy food!

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  52. Parmesan garlic.

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  53. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/Jayne_Martin/status/503044858433388544

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  54. I would try the new breakfast sandwiches and I love MorningStar Farms foods! Thank you!

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  55. https://twitter.com/debbieg510/status/504324506710573056

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  56. I would love to try their maple flavored sausage in pigs in a blanket!

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  57. I would love to try the MorningStar Farms® Breakfast Sandwich Sausage Egg and Cheese as only 200 calories per serving. These are so much more healthier than going to a fast food restaurant.

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  58. I tweeted.

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  59. I want to try the Roasted Garlic & Quinoa Burger

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  60. I’d love to try the Mediterranean Chickpea Pizza burgers!

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  61. Tweet: https://twitter.com/PrettyHotPink6/status/507592940735053824

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  62. I want to try the Roasted Garlic & Quinoa Burger

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  63. The buffalo chik patties look yummy! jj250@aol.com

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  64. https://twitter.com/JBeard25/status/507710848547053568

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  65. I would like to try Moringstar Farms Buffalo Wings.

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  67. I want to try the Mediterranean Chickpea Burgers

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  69. I'd try the Roasted Garlic & Quinoa Burger first.


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  71. Tweet: https://twitter.com/HeartnSoulmom/status/508440723817897985

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  72. I like their mushroom lover's burger!

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  73. I would like to try the MorningStar Farms Mediterranean Chickpea Pizza

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  74. https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/509432883371466752

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  75. I want to try the MorningStar Farms® Baja Black Bean Pizza

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  76. tweet https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/509892500731875328

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  77. I would love to try the Mediterranean Chickpea Pizza.

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  78. I really want to try the MorningStar Farms® Baja Black Bean Pizza!
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  79. tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/510211316158455808
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  80. I would love to try their MorningStar Farms® Grillers® California Turk'y Burger! I didn't know this even existed and I thought I knew ALL of their foods! LOL
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  81. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/510435703394537474
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  82. I'd like to try the Mediterranean Chickpea Burger
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  83. shared on twitter -https://twitter.com/neiddy_ruiz/status/510453378741047296
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  84. I would like to try the Parmesan Garlic Wings.

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  85. I would try the Parmesan Garlic Wings first!

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  86. tweet: https://twitter.com/myfolly/status/511014847619010560

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  87. I can't believe I haven't tried the sausage patties yet. I keep hearing how good they are so that's the next thing I have to try.

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  88. Tweet - https://twitter.com/willitara/status/511016901300862976

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  89. I'd love to try the Mediterranean Chickpea Pizza!
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  90. https://twitter.com/aes529/status/511170538279272448
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  91. I want to try the MorningStar Farms Buffalo Chik Patties

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  92. https://twitter.com/thomasmurphy40/status/511197074780467202

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  93. I would like to try the Chipotle Black Bean Burger.

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  94. I sent a tweet: https://twitter.com/electricstar/status/511218282544635904

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  95. Mediterranean Gyros meat sound so good

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  97. I would like to try the Chipotle Black Bean Burger.

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