Spicy Taco Black Bean Burger (or what my husband would throw up if given to eat)

Another morning of getting up at 6:30 without hitting the snooze!  This is in preparation for my April challenge.  Aren’t you all on pins and needles just wondering what it is?  Ha!  You’ll just have to wait until Saturday’s post.

I made quick breakfast tacos – I love this bag of tiny peppers that I got on my $1 rack last week.  It’s already Thursday but they are still nice and fresh.  Usually when I get something off the dollar rack I need to use it up within a couple days.  I think I’ll make tiny stuffed peppers with some of them. 😀

  • 2 corn tortillas, 1/2 cup egg beaters cooked with 1/8 cup salsa, sauteed peppers, baby spinach and an ounce of pepper jack cheese

Simply filling points would be 5 – I tracked yesterday, so it was 6 WW points.

I was more than ready to get out for my 10 mile bike ride.   The weather was perfect – about 67 degrees and sunny.  But what I wasn’t prepared for was the wind!!  On the second half of my ride the wind was at my face the whole time.  I even stopped pedaling at one point and the wind just rolled me back.  It took me 63 minutes to ride 10 miles.  Not sure if that’s good or bad, but I was spent by the time I got back to my office.

I made a quick stir fry yesterday morning for lunch.  While I know a lot of you think these noodles are gross, I happen to love them.  I just rinse them really well and I sauteed them in 1 tablespoon of chile paste – they were nice and spicy!

I used 4 ounces of leftover chicken, the noodles, broccoli, carrots, zucchini, 1 tablespoon of peanut sauce, 1 tablespoon of chile paste and 1 teaspoon of sriracha.  If you folow Simply Filling it would count as 3 points, tracking was 5 WW points for this whole delicious bowl.

Tony has had a jones for a good burger all week.  I decided to make a black bean burger for myself.  After I formed my patties and brought the burgers out to the deck, Tony took one look at my burger and I think he threw up in his mouth a bit.  No worries – this was delicious and a great way to get a big, low point burger.

Spicy Black Bean Burger

  • (serves 1 – 5 WW points, 3 Simply Filling Points, 270 calories, 7 fat, 29 carbs, 8 fiber and 20 protein.


  • 2 ounces ground sirloin
  • 1/2 cup black beans
  • 2 tablespoons bread crumbs
  • 1 clover garlic
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pickled jalapenos
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 tablespoons taco sauce

Mix everything together and form into a patty.  Grill about 3 minutes per side, depending on desired doneness.

With the cheese and bun, dinner comes in at 10 points.  I never even made a side dish!

This burger was so tasty – it was tender, juicy and packed with lots of spicy flavor thanks to my jalapeno peppers.  Sam, I think you’d love this burger!

I plan on running at lunch today, another gorgeous day!  What’s your exercise going to be today?

Make it a great day!

34 thoughts on “Spicy Taco Black Bean Burger (or what my husband would throw up if given to eat)

  1. Tony! You must give black bean burgers a try! I promise they’re really yummy. The wind during your ride sounds like pure craziness. And your breakfast dish is so creative! I just ran Kay in her running stroller to daycare. I’m pooped!

    • Mr. Biz (Tony)

      Present company does not allow me to describe what happens to the digestive system of a colon cancer survivor who digests black beans. Add in the twenty or so jalapenos she mixed in the burger, you have what I consider a suicidal combination.

      Thanks, but no thanks. I will stick to my meaty, normal, all American burger.

      • In all fairness, that black bean burger would be a butt bomb! I love you Tony – even if you don’t like 3/4 of the shit I eat! 😀

  2. First of all- the breakfast tacos look SO yummy! And so does everything else. I’m a big fan of black beans in anything- and love to make burgers.
    No exercise for me today- it’s my first rest day in a long time. I’ve been really bad about letting my body recover lately. 😦

  3. Those burgers look super yummy! I was just meal planning for next week, this burger is sooo going on the list!

    I hope you have a great run today, I’m doing Insanity with my husband, I must be crazy! 🙂

  4. That burger sounds like a taco in burger form. I bet Tony would love it if he would just try it!

    I did some strength training and a 5K this morning. My exercise is done for the day!

  5. I would love to eat that burger right now (despite the fact that it’s only 9:40 in the morning!)

  6. hahahaha….Tony just cracks me up! I’m still chuckling over his comment on facebook about your soup the other day…lol I like black bean burgers and find them to be a suitable substitute for meat. hey, at least they don’t have any pink slime in them! haha I love the jalapenos on top of the cheese!

  7. They sell those mini peppers here too. We love them dipped in hummus. So delicious.

    I think your burger idea sounds fabulous! YUM! I’d love the jalapenos on top.

  8. I really need to get more inventive with my cooking, think I might try a few or these recipes soon. Think though Mike might be like Tony about the black bean burgers lol.

  9. Love the black bean burgers! Poor Tony doesn’t know what he’s missing!

  10. I’m not sure that I’ve ever had a black bean burger before. I love that the black beans stretch out the beef rather than replaces it.

    Today’s my rest day, but I’ll be back to the gym early tomorrow morning! Have a good run, Biz!

  11. That burger looks amazing – yum! My exercise today is going to be playing softball with some friends.

  12. melissalikestoeat

    That burger looks great!! Tony is crazy!!! 🙂 As for those noodles….I wish I liked them. I really do. But I don’t. End of story. 🙂

  13. I’m a huge fan of black bean burgers! But I haven’t been able to make one yet that hasn’t been dry. I’ll have to try your recipe!
    I’m teaching tonight and hope to get a short run in, too, if I have time!

  14. 10 miles is a great ride. It doesn’t matter what the time is to do it! I wish I could bike now, but a little cold and rainy. Booo….

  15. I want the burger and your breakfast, YUMMMM!!!! The spicier the better is my motto 🙂

  16. I’ve never seen yam noodles but I finally found a good recipe for the tofu noodles. I have several recipes that my husband would not want to eat. That’s okay — more for me. 🙂

  17. I think the black bean burger looks good! I love a good burger!

  18. I wish I loved those noodles, they’d be a great sub for pasta if I could handle their texture! They do look pretty in your bowl. I love your black bean burger–poo on Tony! haha. I wasn’t planning on doing anything but walking the dog but after your prompting, I think I’ll hit the Wii fit. Woot!

  19. I love those little sweet peppers, I actually roasted some and they were awesome. Tom would just laugh if I even thought of serving him a burger like that, but I think it looks delicious.

  20. Today was a lift day for my workout! Back squated 80 pounds- yay! Finally getting over some humps. I do like those noodles too and looks great with the meat and veggies. Have a great rest of your week Biz!

  21. You are absolutely visionary in what you come up with – the breakfast and lunch for example. For healthy I give the burger a thumbs up, but for my ability to eat it, have to go with Tony on this one.

    Remember the $239 in groceries we bought on Sunday? Long story short our 5 year old fridge conked out and before we realized it we lost all the meat, dairy including milk, cheese, yogurt, eggs plus all our juices and some of our condiments and dressings. I am absolutely sick about it. So if I don’t come around to read about your $1 peppers and such please understand why. 😉

  22. Oh no Skip!! I am so sorry that happened to you – and here you thought you would just have to do a short run to the grocery store before Easter. So sorry! 😦

  23. No exercise for me – I just was told I’ve got hip tendonitis so it’s 2 weeks of hip strengthening and stretching!

  24. I’ve seen those baby peppers in the market but too cheap to pay full price. I have to keep an eye on the discount rack.

    I was so happy to get out for my kickboxing class for lunch after missing it on Tuesday because of an “emergency” one of the lawyers had. Hope we have some of that nice weather coming my way.

  25. I think 10 miles in 63 minutes is great! I envy you for riding your bike, though I live in the country people fly down my road making it very dangerous 😦 I had to laugh at your comment about Tony throwing up a little…ha ha ha! My hubs is the same.

  26. I so want to eat at your house! Everything you share looks amazing. I don’t think any of it is gross. I’m following WW online and just counting points. I’m intrigued by the Simply Filling method of counting points. I need to see if I can find some more information on it some place.

  27. This burger sounds delightful!
    I love the addition of jalapenos! Great idea.

  28. That is a yummy looking breakfast! I love doing tortillas for breakfast.

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