Chillin' at CRT on Xpu Ha Beach

Chillin' at CRT on Xpu Ha Beach
How I'd spend every day if I weren't redecorating, cooking, sewing and blogging!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Chipotle Black Bean Burgers w/Guacamole!

Summer time - I love it! But with high temps this month above 100 everyday, I continue my salad and sandwich menu.  It's too hot for much cooking.  Fortunately, my husband is so easy when it comes to meals that he'll gladly eat a salad or a sandwich anytime.

One of my favorite quick 'n easy meals is Morning Star Chipotle Black Bean Burgers - Yes, I get 'em at Costco, like so many things in my kitchen.  See them right there in the basket? 



 I also buy with these little pieces of cheese which are already cut the right size for eating with crackers.  Recently I found new a new variety pack which includes gouda, french swiss and havarti.  yum  On a burger, the more cheese, the better, right?  And don't just put on a slice of American or Cheddar - be original!




I like to use really tasty cibatta rolls, you know what bakery I bought those from....this is getting redundant.

Top them with pepperocini rings or pickles (or both), crisp lettuce and a vine ripened tomato if you are lucky enough to have one.


And then - oh yeah.... a little guac!  I love these small 100 calories packs because one package is perfect for two sandwiches.  And guacamole on a burger is the best!


Add a side of fruit, some carrots sticks, or kettle potato chips  (if I'm in an "I don't care, they are tasty" mood.)  Dinner is served! on the patio  

It takes less than 10 minutes to cook the burger from the freezer - no thawing required and dinner is ready without heating up the kitchen.  I still have time to chill or go for a swim.


Happy summer, hope you're not melting,

 Laura

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2 comments:

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

My cupboards would bare without Costco! Great burger!!!! Love the addition of Guacamole!
Please join me at StoneGable for ON THE MENU MONDAY, my weekly foodie/recipe/menu linky party. Linky goes live every Sunday night at 8:00pm. Hope to see you and your recipes there!

Sooner Laura said...

Guacamole just makes all sandwiches better in my opinion - a lot of other stuff too! I'll jump over and check out your site. I usually post about food on Tuesday, but this summer I've been over comitted to yard and home projects and then throw in the heat and I don't even want to cook. We pretty much eat salad every night!