Tailgating with a Twist: Spicy Black Bean Burgers with an Avocado Cream Sauce

October 17, 2017

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TailgateWithATwist #SeasonalSolutions #CollectiveBias

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TailgateWithATwist #SeasonalSolutions #CollectiveBias Many people who know me, know that I love fall. There are many great things about fall, and one of them is college football. I live in the South, and in the South, college football is a big deal. With football, comes tailgating, and tailgating is almost like a religion here. It's an all day affair! People dress up in their team's favorite colors and bring enormous amounts of food to enjoy before the big game.

Many people who know me, know that I love fall. There are many great things about fall, and one of them is college football. I live in the South, and in the South, college football is a big deal. With football, comes tailgating, and tailgating is almost like a religion here. It’s an all day affair! People dress up in their team’s favorite colors and bring enormous amounts of food to enjoy before the big game.

Whether someone is homegating or tailgating, food is always going to be involved!

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TailgateWithATwist #SeasonalSolutions #CollectiveBias Many people who know me, know that I love fall. There are many great things about fall, and one of them is college football. I live in the South, and in the South, college football is a big deal. With football, comes tailgating, and tailgating is almost like a religion here. It's an all day affair! People dress up in their team's favorite colors and bring enormous amounts of food to enjoy before the big game.

I am a huge foodie! I love to eat, but I also love creating recipes and cooking. I love taking a dish and elevating it to the next level by making my own seasoning and sauces, and adding delicious toppings to it that the majority of people wouldn’t think of. I always like finding healthier alternatives to classic favorites. After all, MorningStar Farms® products are not only for vegetarians – they are for everyone!

When you think football, it wouldn’t be complete without grilling out. Football and grilling out go hand in hand. Since I’ve always been curious about vegetarian options, I picked up MorningStar Farms® Spicy Black Bean Burger, which is America’s #1 Veggie Burger. It’s one of those things that you have to grill it to believe it!!

While shopping for the burgers for the game, I picked up some decorations, napkins and some pom poms in my team colors. I had to get into the game time spirit. I was ready to root for my team!

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TailgateWithATwist #SeasonalSolutions #CollectiveBias Many people who know me, know that I love fall. There are many great things about fall, and one of them is college football. I live in the South, and in the South, college football is a big deal. With football, comes tailgating, and tailgating is almost like a religion here. It's an all day affair! People dress up in their team's favorite colors and bring enormous amounts of food to enjoy before the big game.

My husband decided to fire up the grill and get those burgers cooking just in time for the big game. My team is doing really good this year, so it’s been really exciting to watch them win! Just because someone chooses to eat a veggie cuisine or is a vegetarian, doesn’t mean they should be excluded from grilling out and the tailgating festivities. There are plenty of options available!

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TailgateWithATwist #SeasonalSolutions #CollectiveBias Many people who know me, know that I love fall. There are many great things about fall, and one of them is college football. I live in the South, and in the South, college football is a big deal. With football, comes tailgating, and tailgating is almost like a religion here. It's an all day affair! People dress up in their team's favorite colors and bring enormous amounts of food to enjoy before the big game. Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TailgateWithATwist #SeasonalSolutions #CollectiveBias Many people who know me, know that I love fall. There are many great things about fall, and one of them is college football. I live in the South, and in the South, college football is a big deal. With football, comes tailgating, and tailgating is almost like a religion here. It's an all day affair! People dress up in their team's favorite colors and bring enormous amounts of food to enjoy before the big game.

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TailgateWithATwist #SeasonalSolutions #CollectiveBias Many people who know me, know that I love fall. There are many great things about fall, and one of them is college football. I live in the South, and in the South, college football is a big deal. With football, comes tailgating, and tailgating is almost like a religion here. It's an all day affair! People dress up in their team's favorite colors and bring enormous amounts of food to enjoy before the big game.Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TailgateWithATwist #SeasonalSolutions #CollectiveBias Many people who know me, know that I love fall. There are many great things about fall, and one of them is college football. I live in the South, and in the South, college football is a big deal. With football, comes tailgating, and tailgating is almost like a religion here. It's an all day affair! People dress up in their team's favorite colors and bring enormous amounts of food to enjoy before the big game.

I decided to elevate the spicy bean burger with an avocado cream sauce. This sauce is super easy to make and pairs perfectly with the burgers. It’s creamy and so delicious!

Ingredients:

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/2 cup of greek yogurt
  • salt and pepper to taste

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TailgateWithATwist #SeasonalSolutions #CollectiveBias Many people who know me, know that I love fall. There are many great things about fall, and one of them is college football. I live in the South, and in the South, college football is a big deal. With football, comes tailgating, and tailgating is almost like a religion here. It's an all day affair! People dress up in their team's favorite colors and bring enormous amounts of food to enjoy before the big game. Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TailgateWithATwist #SeasonalSolutions #CollectiveBias Many people who know me, know that I love fall. There are many great things about fall, and one of them is college football. I live in the South, and in the South, college football is a big deal. With football, comes tailgating, and tailgating is almost like a religion here. It's an all day affair! People dress up in their team's favorite colors and bring enormous amounts of food to enjoy before the big game.

Directions:

  1. Slice the avocado in half and remove the pit.
  2. Scoop out the flesh and place into bowl.
  3. Cut the limes into wedges and squeeze the juice on top on the avocados.
  4. Mix the greek yogurt with the rest of the ingredients.
  5. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Use a masher until it’s smooth.

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TailgateWithATwist #SeasonalSolutions #CollectiveBias Many people who know me, know that I love fall. There are many great things about fall, and one of them is college football. I live in the South, and in the South, college football is a big deal. With football, comes tailgating, and tailgating is almost like a religion here. It's an all day affair! People dress up in their team's favorite colors and bring enormous amounts of food to enjoy before the big game.

The freshness of the avocado combined with the spiciness from the burger makes it a winning combination! It’s super delicious!

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TailgateWithATwist #SeasonalSolutions #CollectiveBias Many people who know me, know that I love fall. There are many great things about fall, and one of them is college football. I live in the South, and in the South, college football is a big deal. With football, comes tailgating, and tailgating is almost like a religion here. It's an all day affair! People dress up in their team's favorite colors and bring enormous amounts of food to enjoy before the big game.Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TailgateWithATwist #SeasonalSolutions #CollectiveBias Many people who know me, know that I love fall. There are many great things about fall, and one of them is college football. I live in the South, and in the South, college football is a big deal. With football, comes tailgating, and tailgating is almost like a religion here. It's an all day affair! People dress up in their team's favorite colors and bring enormous amounts of food to enjoy before the big game.Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TailgateWithATwist #SeasonalSolutions #CollectiveBias Many people who know me, know that I love fall. There are many great things about fall, and one of them is college football. I live in the South, and in the South, college football is a big deal. With football, comes tailgating, and tailgating is almost like a religion here. It's an all day affair! People dress up in their team's favorite colors and bring enormous amounts of food to enjoy before the big game.

I kept the MorningStar Farms® Chik Patties® simple by adding fresh tomatoes and lettuce and topped with a potato bun. It’s simply a classic that you can’t help but enjoy!

 

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TailgateWithATwist #SeasonalSolutions #CollectiveBias Many people who know me, know that I love fall. There are many great things about fall, and one of them is college football. I live in the South, and in the South, college football is a big deal. With football, comes tailgating, and tailgating is almost like a religion here. It's an all day affair! People dress up in their team's favorite colors and bring enormous amounts of food to enjoy before the big game.

Do you like tailgating or homegating?

 

  • Holly October 18, 2017 at 9:42 am

    Morning Star black bean burgers are my absolute fave! They’re SO easy to make, and they are totally my go-to for busy nights…I definitely want to try that avocado cream sauce now too! xx

    http://hollyhabeck.com

  • Adriana Renee October 18, 2017 at 10:56 am

    Oh man, that avocado cream is a perfect topping for a burger!

  • Lauren Falardeau Pariseau October 18, 2017 at 11:02 am

    Yum! I love the morning star brand. The veggie burgers and vegan burgers are really, very good. Plus, anything smothered in avocado? Sign me right up. I’m ready!

  • Nicole Green October 18, 2017 at 11:10 am

    I’ve never had a black bean burger but I bet it’s really good with the avocado cream! Such a fun burger topping – yum!

  • Beth_Daily_Dog_Tag October 18, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    I love Morning Star black bean burgers! I’m not a vegetarian, but like you said, anyone can enjoy them. I’ll have to try that avocado cream sauce, it sounds amazing!

  • Lecy | A Simpler Grace October 18, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    I never thought to do veggie burgers for tailgating but that’s a genius idea. These look so tasty!

  • Cara Owens-Kindly Unspoken October 18, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    These look so yummy and I love that they’re veggie burgers! Also you look so cute for game day!

  • Patricia Conte October 18, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    These look great for tailgating! It’s really great to have a meatless burger version available. Yum! How cute do you look for celebrating?!

  • Stephanie Parrell October 19, 2017 at 7:00 am

    Black bean burgers are literally my favorite food! I just picked up a bunch on black beans to make burgers this weekend! I might have to change up my normal go-to recipe for this though 🙂

  • Thena Reading-Franssen October 19, 2017 at 8:07 am

    These burgers looks really great! I need to try this as I want to cut down on my meat protein that I eat!

  • Tiffany MrsTee Haywood October 20, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    I’m always on the hunt for a way to take out a step in prep and these burgers look like the perfect solution.

  • Elise Cohen Ho October 30, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    If I have to purchase a veggie burger this is the one I usually go with. I love that avocado spread that you put on top. I will have to try that.

  • Roxy Crenshaw October 31, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    A friend of mine makes black bean burgers from scratch and they are SO delicious! She tops them with avocado and homemade sriracha. I totally need to give these a try.

  • About Me

    About Me

    Hi, y'all!

    Hey y'all! My name is Whitney, and I'm the founder of Fabulous in Fayette. I grew up and lived in Appalachia for 22 years. In 2008, I left my life in Appalachia behind, and have been living in Lexington ever since. I'm a Proud Kentuckian and am in love with my city of Lexington. It's seriously one of the best places to live!

    Not to be confused with Fayetteville, North Carolina. Fabulous in Fayette celebrates the fabulous city of Lexington, the great state of Kentucky, and Southern Living. In case you are not from here, Fayette refers to the county where Lexington is located!

    xoxo, Whitney

    Keep In Touch

    Awarded Top 20 Lexington, Kentucky Blog

    Lexington Blogs

    As Seen On…

    Archives

    A Guide to the Street Art & Murals of Lexington, Kentucky

    ×