Thursday, January 22, 2009

Product Review: MorningStar Spicy Black Bean Burger

Hi all! I am so excited that tomorrow is Friday!!!!!! Today was another super busy day, but a great day because I got a ton done. After work, I took the Frankster for his usual walk and then went to the gym and took Body Pump. I came home and cooked dinner (more on that to come) and then had to do some more stuff for work. I got the apartment about 75% cleaned and then finally caught up on blog reading. For dinner tonight, I tried another new (to me) product- Morning Star Black Bean Burgers (nutritional info here).

I cooked mine up in the oven and placed it on top of a salad. It was a little greasy but the taste was AWESOME! I will def be purchasing these again.

For Josh, I made his in true burger form on an Arnold's thin with cheese and a side of brussels. I also made him a buffalo chicken sammy on an Arnold's thin (no pic). Josh also loved the patties! Yayy!


Alright, I'm ready to crash! Weekend plans???

55 comments:

shelby said...

I LOVE Black Bean Burgers!

carolinebee said...

ah i see these at Targ all the time i have to try them! I have a new obsession with black beans (haha late i know), and i love all of their other burger flavors! YAY friday :D

Laura said...

Those burgers sound good! And you already know I love sandwich thins. :) Wegmans was out of them last time I went, so I was excited when I found them back on the shelves.

No weekend plans here! I was out of town last week, so I need to catch up on my usual weekend cleaning, etc. I blame the weather on my lack of motivation too! It's dark and cold whether I go to the gym in the morning or evening.

Sharon said...

Wow, I have never tried those before! But they do look tasty!

Weekend plans? I hope it warms up, so we can trout around downtown with my friends! Haha, I'll just bundle up!

Apples and Butter said...

I haven't tried those yet! Just their regular veggie burgers which are great. Thanks for the suggestion! You're such a good wife - making dinner for your hubby every night in addition to all you do in your day!

just me said...

i love those black bean burgers! one of my favorites!

eatingbender said...

Thanks for the review! I hope to someday be savvy enough to make black bean burgers but until then, these are perfect!!

Weekend plans: homework and lots of it, but Bobby and I are going to celebrate his new job at some point since he was sick last weekend. So that's something to look forward to at least! Have a good one, Erica!

Esi said...

Ooh, I used to eat a TON of Morningstar farms back when I was a semi-vegetarian. These sound so good. Um, weekend plans...birthday party, flirting with the hot salad guy at the farmers market :) Maybe a movie too!

lesley said...

Those burgers look really yum!

I'm so glad the weekend is here, too! We're goin' to Whole Foods tomorrow and I'm excited about that because I love going there and we're out of just about everything, haha.

What are your weekend plans? I hope you have time to relax after your last couple of really busy days!! : )

strongandhealthy said...

Great burger! I love Morningstar Farms, but have never tried the black bean kind. I'll have to try it!

This weekend I have my staff Christmas party (we always have it in January). Hope you have a wonderful Friday!

VeggieGirl said...

BRUSSELS SPROUTS!!! Looooove :-)

Enjoy your weekend, dear Erica!!

ksgoodeats said...

I think I'm the only one who doesn't like those :( Ah well, more for you guys!!

Lost...AMAZING! The Office....improved from last week but still not as good as the beginning of the season in my opinion!

Jen (Running with Food) said...

YAY! So happy to see these pop up on my screen! I love the Black Bean Burgers - so good!! I always blot them with a paper towel after baking to remove any excess greasiness. YUM!

Have a great Friday, girl!

Sarah W. said...

great idea to crumble on a salad! makes things more interesting! I love sandwhich thins!!

i too, don't like how greasy those burgers are, i'm going to try to make my own to save on sodium & $$ :-p

ttfn300 said...

i love those burgers :) horray for the weekend!!

Holly said...

I love those burgers! I put salsa on top of them....YUMMMMM.

I was sick and gone from the office Monday and Tuesday, but it's still been the loooongest week. :-) So glad it's the weekend!! Have a great Friday!

lesley said...

Sounds like a very nice weekend : )

Yeah, you woudln't want to have to live without your yogurt! I sure don't like to! haha.

Yeah, I understand. My regular grocery store unfortunately doesn't have a lot so we try to go to WF ever other weekend or so to get the stuff we can't get here. It's kidna fun for us though because we get to just take an hour drive and talk and stuff.

Anyways, have a great dinner tonight! : )

Rose said...

Thanks for the review - I have seen these in stores before but haven't tried them. Looks like they'd be good in a pinch :)

emilydh211 said...

I love those burgers! They are really good and a quick fix for a good dinner.

As of right this moments I have no plans for the weekend besides work :(

jenngirl said...

I've been wondering about those! Thanks for the review!

Weekend plans?? Organizing for my classes, mixed in with some going out, and a little bit o gym time ;)

Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) said...

Morningtars are so much better than Bocas! I am obsessed with their breakfast sausage patties. YUM!

I am so glad it's Friday as well. I don't have to work this weekend - yay. I plan on doing some reading and maybe a little yoga. I found another yoga studio that does power yoga in a heated room, and it's much cheaper than the place I was going. A bit of a drive, but worth it for a good class!

I loved Lost. I think it's going to be really good this season - finally, some of our questions are going to get answered...and I have plenty to ask.

Enjoy your weekend Erica!

Krista said...

Thanks for the burger review! I've seen those before but have been afraid to try them. I find product reviews SO helpful!

I'm in awe that Josh will eat brussel sprouts. My hubby hates them!!

I finallly have a weekend with no plans! Feels so nice to be free to do what I want!!

elise said...

ill have to try that kind now. i love veg burgers crumbled on salads. happy weekend!

dailygoods said...

ah i'm in love with the black bean burgers too :) love how theyre just the right amount of spicy!

Katie said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog. I love those black bean burgers!

HangryPants said...

I really like these! Have you ever had the smaller ones? I think they are caled cakes or something - they are also v. good!

I am traveling to R.I. to visit my family this weekend. :D

Bridget said...

Those are my FAVORITE type of veggie burger!! I love them with salsa and sour cream...yum!!

Random weekend..family party, Brian's friends party, bridesmaid dress shopping for my friends wedding Sunday!

Mandy said...

hey there!

I know this is off topic from your last post - but I was wanting to make pancakes tomorrow morning for breakfast and know you have made quite a few different recipes. Is there one that sticks out to you as your favorite that you would recommend? :) Thanks so much!

Caitlin said...

jax is about 1.5 hour away, it woudl be so fun to meet! let me know

Aggie said...

I love those black bean burgers! I think I have some in the freezer...will have to have some this weekend!

Hopefully a relaxing weekend at home with the kids...

I left an award for you on my blog!!

Have a great weekend Erica!

Erica said...

Hi Mandy!I love all pancakes :) My favorite two are the oatbran pancakes (if you don't have oat bran, grinding up oats in a food processor or magic bullet will work just fine):

http://itzyskitchen.blogspot.com/2009/01/pancake-night.html

and the pumpkin pancakes:

http://itzyskitchen.blogspot.com/2008/10/blogger-week-day-6-pancakes.html

Have a fabulous one ;)

Katie said...

I LOVE those burgers! They taste good in just about anything.

I'm going back to school tomorrow and then doing my grocery shopping to get ready for the week. Have a great weekend!

Megan said...

i loove morningstar farms products! so much better than a regular burger :)

Jenn said...

I love those burgers! Eat them for lunch regularly.

I'm doing some cleaning and making pizza with the boy. Not exactly exciting, but definitely enjoyable. :)

greendogwine said...

MMM that burger looks delish - especially with the cheese on top!

I passed Frank's message along to Lando - she says right back at him! :)

Diana said...

Yum! I keep reading recipes for bean-based burgers and it's making me crave them like crazy!

I have kind of a fun weekend ahead of me - dinner with a friend tonight at a fun new restaurant, and my sister-in-law's baby shower tomorrow night!

Fitness Surfer said...

That looks delicious. "The Hubby" always cooks up a bunch of beef patties to take to work during the week. Lately the ground beef just doesn't sound good. But I love black beans, and that looks awesome. Will try. Thanks for the review.

Michelle said...

I don't usually do the packaged veggie burger thing but good to know they taste good in a pinch! Looks like you cooked up some brussel sprouts too? yay :-) This weekend? Resting.

Mark said...

Tasty! Have a fantastic weekend!

Dawn said...

I love those new mini cake Oriental ginger ones! I eat way too many of them!

Becca said...

Mm, spicy and black bean...some of my favorite tastes. They sound good minus the greasy part!

Marissa said...

I love those!

wholefoodswholeme said...

ok so i really should try making homemade black bean burgers, since these pre-made ones in the UK are nowhere to be found... i think i do have plenty of recipes to refer to for this, though!! i does look good :)

Juliet said...

I've been searching everywhere for an Arnold thin with no luck. :( I guess I'll keep living vicariously. :)

lauren said...

i will have to grab some of those black bean burgers. Have been eyeing them up. Thanks for the review and hope you are having a good weekend!

Erin of Care to Eat said...

I must try those! If only we had sando thins here...then I could be just like my fave girl Erica!

Soma said...

I have this at home most of the time. & use it not just for burger... very versatile stuff & my kids eat bite size cut pieces joyfully:-) I love all morningstar stuffs.

Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point said...

i love those veggie burgers. excellent!!

Lisa said...

Great salad! I will have to look for those.

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