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Spicy Black Bean Burgers are topped with homemade pimento cheese in this grilling recipe with a twist!
I’ve been some form of vegetarian for a long long time. I actually stopped eating most meat in early High School and it just kind of stuck. I technically consider myself a pescatarian now, because I do eat fish and seafood.
But for most meals during the week, I depend on a good ole plant based diet.
As you guys know I’m all about making my own meals from scratch, but sometimes we all get busy and need something quick and delicious.
For years and years I have always kept these MorningStar Farms Spicy Black Bean Burgers in the freezer.
They taste delicious. I break them up in wraps, over salads and even grill them along side the hubs burger. Sometimes the hubs will even skip the red meat to eat them. To be honest with you, I’ll even break them out as a veggie cuisine choice when I’m having a quick and casual get together.
They are super easy to pick up at Target in the freezer isle. And while I’m there I can shop for the other party food.
You can actually see the whole pieces of black beans and corn in them, which I love.
My trick when serving MorningStar Farms Spicy Black Bean Burgers to guests is adding my own homemade flare.
Yup! I’m totally going semi-homemade here.
The small addition of homemade pimento cheese turns these babies into a total southern talking piece. And because I’m whipping this part up from scratch I control the ingredients using 2% cheese and Greek yogurt instead of tons of mayo.
While I am spending the two minutes to stir up the pimento cheese, the hubs take the burgers to the grill.
He always follows the package instructions and is careful to not cook them too long. You want them to stay moist. He covers the burgers in a layer of pimento cheese about thirty seconds before they are done. It melts fast!
I stack them up high with lettuce, fresh summer tomato and of course my own gooey, melt-y homemade pimento cheese.
The finished product is something my guests rave about.
And I can be confident that vegetarian or not, everyone will enjoy this treat.
Southern Spicy Black Bean Burger
For Pimento Cheese
- 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese, use 2% milk
- 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt, use 0%
- 1/4 cup olive oil, light based mayonnaise
- 4 ounce jar chopped pimentos, drained
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
For the buger
- 4 MorningStar Farms Spicy Black Bean Burgers
- 4 burger buns
- 4 pieces lettuce or equivalent spinach leaves
- 1 large tomato, cut in 4 slices
- Heat grill to medium.
- In a medium size bowl, stir together all ingredients for the homemade pimento cheese.
- Follow instructions on the box to cook the MorningStar Spicy Black Bean Burgers, adding the homemade pimento cheese in the last minute of cooking. You want it to just slightly start to melt. Do not overcook!
- Assemble burger with lettuce, tomato and burger!
- Serve immediately!
For the highest nutritional value, use whole grain buns and dark green lettuce or spinach!
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Thanks for stopping by today! Come back tomorrow for an easy access local hike featuring two really pretty waterfalls.
What’s your favorite way to #GrillwithaTwist?