Spicy Black Bean Burger with Grilled Veggies and Sriracha Mayo


 Spicy Black Bean Burger with Sriracha Mayo from Noble Pig 7


When it comes to eating healthy, I feel strongly about incorporating spicy food. A little bit of heat helps curb my appetite and leaves me feeling more satisfied. One of my favorite low-calorie toppings is fresh, spicy salsa. It adds a lovely zing to eggs or a bean burrito and helps me forget about things like sour cream!

Good food choices are a must when running a food blog. I am surrounded by yummy eating temptations daily. Needless to say, it's really easy to get carried away with that umpteenth bowl of delicious cookie dough. I have to be careful and make conscious decisions about what goes into my body.

I firmly believe in balance when it comes to food. There is no reason we shouldn't be able to enjoy some of our favorite foods within reason. Making good food choices with most meals and daily exercise means I am able to indulge in something wonderful several times per week. And I'm not just talking about dessert. Temptation comes in many forms, bread and butter, grilled steaks, guacamole, cocktails and wine. I like to incorporate all of it in moderation and balancing all of it with other healthy choices. 

Spicy Black Bean Burger with Sriracha Mayo from Noble Pig 1
I would not be able to eat all of my favorite things if it weren't for the availability of products such as the MorningStar Farms Spicy Black Bean Burger. They make it easy to eat smart. Sure, I could cook from scratch and eat, as I call it, very close to the earth. However, that's not always an option. Running three businesses means I need the ability to incorporate convenient, healthy food options into my life. Good tasting products like this one help fill in the gap for life in the fast lane. 

My taste buds are always asking for something new and I have to keep them guessing beyond the usual chicken and fish. This Spicy Black Bean Burger does the trick for me. Full of flavor, it lets me indulge (a little) with this Sriracha Mayo.

Now, I only said a little, which is why I used a heart healthy, lower-in-calorie mayo. Quite honestly, I have never been a fan of low-calorie mayo, it just doesn't have the body and taste of full fat mayonnaise. However, when you mix low-cal mayo with Sriracha and a couple other ingredients, you don't miss the high calorie version one bit. The end product is kind of amazing on a burger.

Spicy Black Bean Burger with Sriracha Mayo from Noble Pig 2
I made my burger and veggies on a portable indoor grill I keep in the kitchen. No thawing of the burger is necessary, which makes it all come to together very quickly. 

While I tend to be a creature of habit, I can't wait to try out all the other MorningStar Farms protein-packed foods. I think I am most excited about their Buffalo Chik Patties, Roasted Garlic & Quinoa Burger, and their Baja Black Bean Pizza. It seems they are always creating new, satisfying flavors. 

Spicy Black Bean Burger with Sriracha Mayo from Noble Pig 3
Once your tomatoes are sliced, mayo is made and veggies and burger are grilled, it's time to construct your masterpiece. Don't forget to toast your bun, I threw mine right on the grill. The crunchy bread gives you a nice textural change. It's one of those simple steps that really makes a difference in the final enjoyment of the meal.

Spicy Black Bean Burger with Sriracha Mayo from Noble Pig 4
Thin sliced zucchini, yellow bell peppers and thick sliced tomatoes were my choice for the burger. Green leafy lettuce, purple onions, sliced pineapple and yellow squash would also be great too. In fact, the more color and flavors the better. 

Spicy Black Bean Burger with Sriracha Mayo from Noble Pig 6

Print Recipe

Spicy Black Bean Burger with Sriracha Mayonnaise

Recipe from: Created by Cathy Pollak for NoblePig.com | Serves: One Burger (can easily be doubled, tripled etc.)

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup heart healthy, low-calorie mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoon Sriracha
  • 2 teaspoons chili garlic saucce
  • Juice of half a lime
  • 2 slices thinly cut zucchini
  • 2 slices yellow bell pepper
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 slice tomato, thick cut
  • 1 MorningStar Farms Spicy Black Bean Veggie Burger
  • 1 whole wheat hamburger bun, sliced and toasted

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, Sriracha, chili garlic sauce and lime juice. Set aside until ready to use. (You will have leftover sauce to use for another burger.)
  • Preheat your grill or grill pan on med-high. Brush both sides of zucchini and bell pepper with vegetable oil. Place veggies and burger (frozen) on grill. Cook, turning occasionally until veggies are desired softness and burger has reached 165 degrees F (check with a meat thermometer).
  • Construct burger with toasted bun, veggies, veggie patty and one Tablespoon of Sriracha mayo. Serve immediately.
Spicy Black Bean Burger with Sriracha Mayo from Noble Pig 5
MorningStar Farms has lots of fun and innovative recipes using their products on their website. Check here for inspiration.

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125 Comments and 1 Reply

  1. Lisa Brown 1

    i would incorporate it for more yummy meals like using the Morningstar Farms Spicy Black Bean Veggie Burgers to make burritos for lunch and dinner.

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  2. Lisa Brown 2
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  3. Julie Wood 3

    I love Morning Star products and eat them regularly. Instead of having hamburgers this 4th of July, we barbecued Morning star patties and had grilled onions, may, tomatoes and lettuce on whole wheat hamburgers! Morning star patties taste great and are so much healthier than beef.

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  4. Julie Wood 4
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  5. Carole Resnick 5

    Thanks for giveaway. Love Morning Stat products.

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  6. Carole Resnick 6
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  7. Elena 7

    I would make vegetarian hamburgers using the Morning Star products

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  8. Elena 8
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  9. Islara 9

    I have a hard time coming up with healthy lunch options that are easy to take to work. I would incorporate some of the burgers or some the burrito ideas into my healthy lifestyle!

    Here is the link to my tweet: link to twitter.com

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  10. TERRY 10

    We really enjoy Morning Star products. The Black Bean Burger is my daughter’s favorite while mine is the Tomato Basil Burger. We both like to layer a handful of cilantro instead of lettuce on the burgers!! Yum!

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  11. Athena R 12

    I love using Morning Star burgers when I want to have a meatless day. They’re so good.

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  12. Athena R 13
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  13. David Densford 14

    Delicious black bean burgers! Looking forward to serving them to our vegetarian friends!

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  14. TERRY 15
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  15. I would make these Spicy Black Bean Burgers!!!

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  16. Starla 17

    The burgers would be a convenient, simple starting point for lots of meals. In addition to serving as-is for burgers, I like to slice them into strips for topping a salad, or into cubes to toss with fresh vegetables for stuffing into a pita.

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  17. Cassidy Stockton 18

    I like to use the chicken strips to make veggie chicken barbecue pizza. Yum!

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  18. Anna 19

    I haven’t had the opportunity to try morning star products yet, but am looking forward to. I’m always looking for ways to incorporate healthy food into the meals I prepare

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  19. Kerry 20

    I just love their breakfast sausages! Makes me feel like I am indulging.

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  20. Pat Harmon 21

    Burgers look delish with all of the accoutrements. Thanks for an opportunity for the giveaway.

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  21. Sandy Headtke 22

    I use the sausage patties to make my own breakfast sandwich

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  22. Sandy Headtke 23
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  23. Michele E 24

    I would use them for easier, tastier lunch options.

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  24. Yolanda Flores 25

    I would use the burgers to feed my family after a long day of work.

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  25. mary sampson 26

    I would use the chicken substitute as burgers with tons of veggies, avocado, tomatoes fresh and heirloom kinds..I would slather sauerkraut I just made on the chicken burgers and I would also try the spice bean burger recipe you just posted! Yummeee! No one in my small family would complain about these foods..We eat an enormous amount of summer produce and drink some limeade I make fresh and lemonade to stave off dehydration..love your blog and recipes and musings!

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  26. Robin C. 27

    I am currently going meatless once a week but with Morning Star products, I can cheerfully expand that to two or three days of the week.

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  27. Alicia D 28

    Actually we already love the original breakfast patties. They are quick and easy and healthy morning alternative to fatty pork sausage. LOVE them. I have been nervous to try burger alternatives but I will be trying this burger after reading this post. Thanks.

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  28. libby 29

    I would do a meatless day once a week as a starting point for my family

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  29. Rusty H 30

    I already incorporate these products. I use the spicy black bean burgers all the time.

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  30. Rusty H 31

    I tweeted: link to twitter.com

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  31. Lorna 32

    I would substitute two meat dinners per week with two morning star dinners. Burgers/covere sandwiches with gravy, tomato sauce and a melted slice of cheese

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  32. Susan Broughton 33

    My family enjoys Morning Star products. I like to use them in my lunch routine for a healthy lunch!

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  33. Debbie 34

    I love them on a toasted English muffin with sliced tomato and avocado, and a smidge of hot sauce. So good!

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  34. steve weber 35

    I would incorporate veggie burgers and veggie dogs when we grill out with friends and see if they could tell the difference.

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  35. Fred 36

    I can’t wait to try the MorningStar Farms Spicy Black Bean Veggie Burger.

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  36. Fred 37

    My tweet here link to twitter.com

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  37. shari wick 38

    Morning Star burgers is a perfect way to have a meat-less week-end and i use them often and anxious to try this with the hot sauce mayo!! love the give=away with this blog!! :)

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  38. Kelly D 39

    I would serve Morningstar products in place of meat, along with a veggie and other side for dinner.

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  40. Veggie burgers + siraccha = match made in heaven.

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  41. KB 42

    I have a family that eats a lot, and I mean a LOT, of meat products, especially ground beef. Morning Star products would be fantastic for getting healthier foods into that diet, just by switching them out for the beef on a routine basis!

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  42. I tweeted at link to twitter.com

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  43. My family love to eat MorningStar Farms® when we are trying to limit our intake of meat. Even my non-veggie 20 year old loves to eat MorningStar Farms® Grillers Prime® Veggie Burgers instead of a hamburger. The best part about MorningStar Farms® Grillers Prime® Veggie Burgers is that they don’t contain soy, which mimics estrogen. My manly guys don’t need any of that!

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  44. Lily Sheng 45

    I’m Asian and a meat eater so it’s been difficult for me to find a veggie burger that would suit my taste buds. Enter the MorningStar Farms® Asian Veggie Patties! I am so thrilled I’ll finally be able to have a work lunch with my best friend who’s a vegetarian, knowing I’m eating her kind of foods!

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  45. Lily Sheng 46

    Here’s my tweet link to twitter.com and thanks for the giveaway!

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  46. I’d love to use the veggie meatballs for some great football appys! Thanks for the fun give-away:@)

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  47. Celeste B. 48

    These spicy black bean burgers would be great for a meatless meal.

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  48. Lisa 49

    I am currently a vegetarian so morningstar farms helps me get my protein!!

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  49. Karen W 51

    I like the black bean burgers. Need to try other products.

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  50. Mami2jcn 53

    I’d love to try their Baja Black Bean Pizza. I love black beans and my family is crazy about pizza.

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  51. Mami2jcn 54

    tweet–https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/486293022401777664

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  52. Nicole Dz 55

    I would incorporate them into my outdoor BBQ’s when grilling with veggies on the grill.

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  53. Nicole Dz 56

    tweeted-https://twitter.com/lil_lady_dz/status/486293858666291200

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  54. Ellie W 57

    I rarely let my husband eat hamburgers, despite it being his favorite. I will try the MorningStar Farms Black Bean Burgers for a healthier option.

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  55. Ellie W 58
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  56. I’d have one instead of a beef burger for lunch!

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  57. Jordan 60

    I’d bring Morningstar Farm veggie burgers to summer cookouts for a healthy grilling meat alternative!

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  58. Val 61

    This looks beautiful! These days I am really enjoying Qrunch burgers…and can’t have a bunch of the items you used, but the grilled zucchini is on my list for sure!

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  59. Nicky McCartha 62

    I am trying to eat healthier because my daughter and grandchildren have inspired me. I love fresh veggies, but any kind of meat substitute would be awesome!

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  60. Meggan 63

    I would use the burger in place of taco meat! I love Mexican food but it can be so unhealthy

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  61. Missy W 65

    I LOVE these Morningstar Chipotle Black Bean burgers, and like to use them for Meatless Mondays! Have yet to try doing anything with them other than burgers, but I know they would be great. Also need to try that Sriracha Mayo!

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  62. Lori 66

    I love Black Bean Burgers. Need to make sure this makes it onto the menu this summer!

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  63. Heather F 67

    I love the breakfast patties on a healthy breakfast sandwich!

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  65. Margot C 69

    I already do! I had a Chickpea Burger (my favorite) on the 4th of July!

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  66. Margot C 70

    and a tweet! : link to twitter.com

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  67. tracy hays 71

    The spicy black bean patties are my favorite. My husband and I love the breakfast sausage for breakfast burritos and breakfast sandwiches and omelettes.!

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  68. Dandi D 72

    I’d love to try the MorningStar Farms® Breakfast Sandwich Sausage Egg and Cheese as a quick and healthy breakfast!

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  69. Dandi D 73

    I tweeted: link to twitter.com

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  70. carmen 74

    great source of protein, love the black bean and the option of new foods for the kids!

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  71. Jason 75

    MorningStar Black Bean Burgers on the grill is the perfect way to incorporate it more! Love it!!

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  72. i would serve them instead of meat once a week.

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  73. love your food and yes I would love to enter. Do you have take out yet?

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  74. Blessie Nelson 78

    I would start making burgers the veggie way like morningstar farms!

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  76. Corisa Jubinsky 80

    love to use them as protein added to salads!

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  77. D SCHMIDT 81

    We would incorporate them into weekday meals. My favorite MorningStar Farms product is definitely the buffalo wings, they are delicious and my whole family enjoys them!

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  78. D SCHMIDT 82

    Tweeted for a second entry
    link to twitter.com

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  79. sharonjo 83

    We could replace the bacon and sausage we eat for breakfast with healthier alternatives from MorningStar, like the veggie breakfast sandwich or their breakfast scramble.
    Thank you!

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  81. Natalie Yarbrough 85

    I would use morningstar products to make healthier dinners for me, such as burgers and wraps.

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  82. Natalie Yarbrough 86

    I tweeted under twitter id @yarbr012 link to twitter.com!

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  83. Terry Covington 87

    I need quick and healthy lunches for work, and would use Morningstar Farms to increase my nutrition and give me energy for the afternoon.

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  84. sara 88

    I could eat one of their yummy burgers for lunch every day! So much healthier than take out.

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  85. sara 89
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  86. Gina 90

    i’m not a vegetarian but I love the quality, taste, nutrition and value of morning star products.

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  87. I’d use the meatless patties to make sandwiches using homemade bread and homegrown veggies.

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  88. Niki 92

    The spicy black bean burgers make a great Meatless Monday meal!!!

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  89. Brighid 93

    We buy the Morningstar Farms Chipotle Black Bean burgers from Costco so not only do you get quite a few but they’re bigger than the supermarket ones. Burger + a 100 calorie pack of guac + a giant salad = lunch in a hurry. I make mix of salad greens, pea pods, green pepper pieces, etc. early in the week so I don’t have an excuse to say “no time, no salad!”

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  90. Samantha 94

    As I lose weight they are a great substitute for a fatty burger!

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  91. Barbara Montag 95

    I’d use these products in place of meat meals.
    Been trying to have more veggie meals for better health.
    thank you

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  93. Cheryl 97

    I would like to try crumbling the sausage onto pizza to slowly start introducing my family to the products.

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  95. Nicky 99

    I LOVE buffalo chicken. I’m going out today to get those. Since I’m at work, I’m only going to incorporate a bun & lettuce!

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  96. Jean Allen 100

    I think the Veggie Burger is the bomb! And this recipe adding other grilled vegetables adds so much favor. Can’t wait to grill up some more!

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  97. Wendy McBride 101

    I would start making your recipe for the Spicy Black Bean Burger for sure. It gives me inspiration to include MorningStar Farms products. I am going to look at recipes on their website for other inspiring ideas for including their products to promote a healthy lifestyle.

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  98. Robin T 102

    Best burger recipe I have seen in a long time!

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  99. Melissa C 103

    This looks delicious! I love black beans.

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  100. Your photos are so inspirational! Will be making the burgers tonight with zucchinis from my garden.

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  101. Terry Cross 105

    I would use them to replace less healthy options

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  103. Diane OConnor 107

    We love Morning Star Farms Chipotle Black Bean Burgers… crumble them in a soft burrito wrapper with a slaw made with shredded cabbage mix, sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, ginger and a bit of brown sugar…

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  104. Samantha 108

    I have always bypassed Morning Star Farms in the grocery store thinking the taste would be blah, however the other day they were giving samples in the grocery store so I tried….wow, I loved the taste. I’d love it in a lettuce wrap with that Siracha sauce.

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  105. Elle 109

    I would use the Morningstar Farms Meal Starters Grillers Recipe Crumbles to make delicious taco filling and add sauce, onions, peppers and tomatoes.

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  106. Elle 110
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  107. Cynthia C 111

    I would like to use Morningstar Farms products to make healthier versions of favorites like burgers or tacos.

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  109. Tina M 113

    I’d use them make veggies wraps or salad.

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  110. Tina M 114
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  111. Susan Smith 115

    The spicy black bean burgers make a great healthy hamburger alternative.

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  113. latanya 117

    Their products would be great for lunch at work

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  115. cw 119

    I would use the chipotle black bean burgers in tacos – helps me cut down on meat consumption.

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  116. Madeline 120

    I’d make some easy meals with the burgers or chik’n nuggets. Just add a veggie and watermelon, and it’s so healthy!

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  117. Madeline 121

    Tweet link: link to twitter.com

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  118. Dawn Monroe 124

    My family are big sausage lovers. One way I could make it healthier is by switching our pork sausage patties to morning star patties. It says they have 76% less fat. Wow, thats a lot of fat!

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  119. Betty C 125

    I haven’t tried Morningstar Farms yet but those black bean burgers sound very good. I also like the idea of using their sausage crumbled in omelets with some zesty salsa.

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