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Tomato Basil Mozzarella Black Bean Burger Bites are a savory & delicious recipe perfect for the tailgating season. They are so easy to make with MorningStar Farms® Spicy Black Bean Burgers! (vegetarian)
Tomato Basil Mozzarella Black Bean Burger Bites
Hi Everyone! Do you feel Fall coming on yet? Labor Day is just past us but the official first day of Fall isn’t until September, 22nd (2017). So let’s enjoy the little bit of Summer we still have with these Tomato Basil Mozzarella Black Bean Burger Bites!
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I picked up MorningStar Farms® Spicy Black Bean Burger Value Pack and MorningStar Farms® Garden Veggie Burgers at Walmart in the frozen food aisle.
I also found all the other ingredients for this recipe at Walmart.
This is definitely a “garden-inspired” recipe. I used basil and some grape tomatoes (the rest I got at Walmart) right from my garden; you can see all of the garden-inspired recipes, here.
You can’t go wrong with the flavor pairings of tomato, basil and Mozzarella – I love this flavor combination. Now, put that with these MorningStar Farms® Spicy Black Bean Burgers and you have a flavorful, spicy and satisfying little bite.
Besides being the perfect tailgating food, I could see these Tomato Basil Mozzarella Black Bean Burger Bites being served at ANY gathering or holiday.
These bites take full advantage of the season as my garden is abounding with basil. I will definitely miss having a garden over the Winter months. I will have to do some sort of indoor garden so I can enjoy recipes like this all year round.
I have literally been eating MorningStar Farms® Spicy Black Bean Burgers since I was in college. Did you know that they are America’s #1 Veggie Burger?
My husband and I love to do 1-2 nights a week without meat in our dinners. We love these Spicy Black Bean Burgers or other MorningStar Farms® veggie burgers and always have them in our freezer, just in case.I garnished this plate with some basil flowers on the side, in case you don’t recognize the garnish 🙂 Basil flowers are edible as well as the leaves. They have a more subtle flavor.
I must stress the importance of blistering the tomatoes in the grill pan. It totally changes the tomatoes and make them more sweet but you also get some salty flavor in there due to the salt, pepper and garlic.
Of course you can totally cook the MorningStar Farms® Spicy Black Bean Burgers in the grill pan or on the grill outside – no need to defrost! This is very convenient, if you are in a hurry and want your food right quick.
I sprinkled more Kosher salt and a fresh ground pepper medley before serving.
Step-by-Step Photos of how to make Tomato Basil Mozzarella Black Bean Burger Bites
Here are some large, step-by-step photos (in addition to the smaller photos in the recipe card below) of how to make these delicious Tomato Basil Mozzarella Black Bean Burger Bites:
I love how individual these bites are, the perfect size for your guests to grab one!
I know you will love these Tomato Basil Mozzarella Black Bean Burger Bites!
- 1 8 ounce container "Cherry Mozzarella" balls, you will not use the entire container if you are making 2 burgers, cut in half
- 1 pint grape tomatoes, you may not use the entire package, depending on how many burgers you use
- 1-2 teaspoons olive oil (a drizzle), for blistering the tomatoes
- 1 pinch Kosher salt , to taste
- 1 pinch fresh ground pepper, to taste
- 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, or amount to taste, washed and dry
- wooden toothpicks
- Prepare the MorningStar Farms® Spicy Black Bean Burgers according to package. You can put them right on the grill or bake them in the oven if you prefer
- When the MorningStar Farms® Spicy Black Bean Burgers are done, slice each one in 4 equal pieces.
Blister the Tomatoes
- In a grill pan, heat oil and garlic over medium-high heat, add the desired amount of tomatoes. Turn the tomatoes over so they cook evenly and the skin is "blistered." When they are done allow them to cool 5 minutes before skewering with the wooden toothpicks because the insides will be very hot.
- Skewer the ingredients, serve and enjoy!
What are you serving for tailgating? Please let me know in the comments below! Best, ~Sara
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