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.

Ingredients:

  • 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!

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