Spicy Black Bean Burgers with Pineapple Avocado Salsa

****This is a sponsored post on behalf of MorningStar Farms®. Although I have been compensated for my time, all opinions are 100% my own!

Bikini season is in full effect here on the coast of NC… therefore I can no longer hide the fact that I’ve put on a few pounds in my new happily married life. Last winter was full of gravy, biscuits, cocktails and cookies. The skinny jeans aren’t so “skinny” anymore. Good thing it’s too hot for jeans right now. Spicy Black Bean Burgers with Pineapple Avocado Salsa If there is ONE common denominator between Taylor and I, it’s our love for cooking and eating food. That’s one of the things that brought us and keeps us together. Well, that catches up with you after a while if you don’t watch it. I didn’t watch it. And that’s what has happened. Spicy Black Bean Burgers with Pineapple Avocado Salsa So I’ve been making several changes in my lifestyle… like getting back to running at least 3 times a week, wake boarding when we go out on the boat (it really kicks my butt!) and eating healthier meals. It’s my goal to run another half marathon this year and I’m doing my best to make it happen. My goal is not for speed, but just to cross the freakin’ finish line. Then I’ll be a winner as far as I’m concerned. Eating good food is important to Taylor and I; it’s one of our great joys in life! That’s how MorningStar Farms has helped with our new goals. Not only does their food taste good, it’s easy to prepare, delicious and healthy. Spicy Black Bean Burgers with Pineapple Avocado Salsa There is nothing I love more than a good meaty hamburger. When I tasted these Spicy Black Bean Burgers I could NOT BELIEVE they were vegetarian. For real. I could not believe it. They’re so easy to prepare and you’ll never miss the meat! All 12 MorningStar Farms veggie burgers are a good source of protein and there are more ways to eat smart with 30+ MorningStar Farms products and 600+ recipes. Throw these burgers on a wheat bun and top ‘em with lettuce and this super-easy and healthy Pineapple Avocado Salsa… BAM! You’ve now got yourself a delicious and healthy dinner prepared in no time. What are your health goals to achieve this year? Inspiration, PLEASE ~ I need all the help I can get!!! :-)

Spicy Black Bean Burgers with Pineapple Avocado Salsa

Rating: 51

Yield: 4 servings

Spicy Black Bean Burgers with Pineapple Avocado Salsa

Ingredients

  • 1 (9.5 ounce) package Morning Star Farms® Spicy Black Bean Burgers (4 burgers)
  • 4 Kaiser rolls
  • Lettuce
  • Pineapple avocado salsa

Instructions

  1. Prepare burgers according to package directions (skillet, microwave or on the grill).
  2. Place on buns and top with pineapple avocado salsa and lettuce.
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Comments

  1. 1

    says

    I absolutely love how Morning Star has a variety of yummy foods to choose from, making it easy for picky eaters like myself to find something they like. In addition to that, you can add extra ingredients of your own to dress it up some.

  2. 2

    Candy moore says

    I seriously lost 20 lbs eating one burger everyday for lunch for 3 months!! (Along with drinking 80 oz water daily, etc). So now I have my husband and my 7 yr old eating them!! I love them all but Mediterranean Chickpea are my favs!!!

  3. 4

    Melissa Clark says

    Even my children love Morningstar Farms veggie products. They love the different flavors of veggie burgers, as well as the Chick’n patties. A healthy lunch can be a quick and satisfying lunch, even for my pick eaters! We can all sit down together for a satisfying meal!!

  4. 5

    Mami2jcn says

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

  5. 8

    Kelly D says

    Morningstar farms would allow my family to eat healthier because I would make pita pockets and wraps with their products and serve them along with fruits and veggies.

  6. 10

    Jordan says

    I love veggie burgers, and MorningStar Farms has so many different, healthy varieties. Great to bring along to cookouts in the summer!

  7. 11

    Elena says

    Morning Star helps me to make vegetarian versions of my favorite food like pizza and hamburgers

  8. 13

    Nicole Dz says

    MorningStar Farms gives me more ways to eat smart by offering a wide range of flavor and recipes to make.

  9. 20

    Karen Glatt says

    Instead of having a greasy burger, I have a grilled MorningStar burger that is not loaded with fat. Also, instead of using fatty sausage in my Sausage casserole, I use MorningStar sausage and this is so much healthier and tastes great!!

  10. 22

    courtney b says

    i would try the baja black bean pizza. Thanks so much for the giveaway !:) love morning star!!! very healthy.. and i’m hoping this will encourage my whole family to eat healthy!

  11. 24

    D Schmidt says

    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.

  12. 26

    Ellie W says

    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.

  13. 30

    Natalie says

    Morningstar farms would allow my family to eat healthier because I can make a healthier spaghetti sauce with their meat crumbles.

  14. 32

    Cassandra Eastman says

    I think it helps people eat smart because there are so many healthy foods to choose from that are simple to make!

  15. 37

    Jessie C. says

    We love burgers on weekends, MorningStar Farms Grillers California Turk’y Burger gives us way to eat smart and stay healthy.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  16. 39

    Patricia Taylor says

    I am battling breast cancer at this time. I am not supposed to eat red meat and miss a good burger.
    The Morning Star black bean burger are the perfect solution for healthy eating, plus I get the protein
    I need in my diet.

  17. 40

    Melissa says

    I have recently given up eating meat all together. Morning Star has become a staple in my house. My meat loving fiancé even likes the griller burger. In my opinion, they are better than a ground beef burger. And the chix patties are my latest obsession. And Morning Star could not make cooking any easier. :)

  18. 46

    Susan Smith says

    Morning Star helps me to make vegetarian and healthier versions of my favorite food like pizza and hamburgers

  19. 52

    cw says

    They help me eat smart by eating less meat and more veggies (I like the regular garden burger veggie). Health goal this year – park far away and take the stairs to encorporate more exercise daily.

  20. 53

    Gina M says

    I would love to try the MorningStar Farms® Mediterranean Chickpea Pizza.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  21. 55

    Madeline says

    I love their “burgers” and chik’n nuggets. They’re so much lower in fat than the real thing, and they taste great!

  22. 58

    Dandi D says

    I would really like to eat a healthy breakfast with MorningStar Farms® Breakfast Sandwich Sausage Egg and Cheese.

  23. 62

    WHITNEY says

    morning star products give me a way to get plenty of vegetables and to eat less meat. all of the products are very refreshing and great for lunch since they don’t give you that crash feeling late in the afternoon

  24. 69

    Betty C says

    Although I haven’t tried any of the products yet, I am very interested because it looks like they offer something for everyone. The spicy black bean burger looks very good and I like the idea of using their sausage with my omelets.

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