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If you've been reading this blog for awhile, then you know how much I love MorningStar Farms Spicy Black Bean Burgers. They are my very favorite veggie burger. They are so delicious and you will not miss the meat at all.
Troy and I are not vegetarians but we love to include many vegetarian meals in our diet. It is healthier, less expensive, less time consuming than if we forgot to defrost meat and need a meal quickly and are often tastier. We eat veggie burgers about once per week for dinner. I take them about 2-3 times per week for work for lunch on top of a bed of salad or roasted vegetables.
Last year, I shared my recipe for chipotle black bean burgers using the recipe that the corporate chef from my job shared with me. The corporate chef and corporate dietitian from my work are two meat-loving men and they both like this veggie burger if that tells you something.
Spicy Black Bean Burgers with Creamy Avocado Ranch Dressing
2 MorningStar Farms Spicy Black Bean Burgers
2 everything bagels
1 sliced tomato
Red onion slices
2 large lettuce leaves
Sliced pepper jack cheese
For the creamy avocado ranch dressing:
2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
1 avocado, pitted and taken out of skin
1 lime, juiced
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp chili powder
1. Grill black bean burgers according to directions.
2. Blend all ingredients for the dressing together.
3. Toast bagels and top with black bean burgers, cheese, vegetables and sauce.
Spicy Mexican Grilled Vegetables
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tsp chili powder
2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
*My husband topped ours with black sesame seeds since he is obsessed- not required though!
Directions: Toss all ingredients together and grill. If you have one, use a grill mat so that food does not fall through. If not, aluminum foil will work. Enjoy!
"Veg of Alliance" which you can pledge to go meatless for a certain number of meals and win prizes for it. Also, you can use the Cartwheel offer at Target from 6/28-7/4 to save 20% on MorningStar Farms products.