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Breakfast Black Bean Burger

black bean breakfast burger with dripping yolk

This post has been sponsored by MorningStar Farms®. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

All over the interwebs I see posts about “brinner.” In case this is the first time you’re hearing this word, it’s a mashup of breakfast and dinner. I see so many pictures of people eating pancakes or waffles at night.

But what if you’re like me – a dinner-loving, lunch-craving, sandwich eater? The solution – dinner for breakfast. 

My favorite dinner-for-breakfast these days is a breakfast black bean burger. It’s the perfect breakfast solution for the sandwich obsessed.

MorningStar Farms® Spicy Black Bean Burgers are my favorite veggie burger and are the base of my breakfast burger. They’re delicious black bean burgers and have 65% less fat than regular ground beef patties and 9 grams of protein. When I was making the switch to a more plant-based diet, MorningStar Farms® Burgers were my go-to and still are. 

breakfast black bean burger ingredients
MorningStar spicy black bean burger patty

How to make a Breakfast Black Bean Burger

To get started, cook your black bean burgers. There are several ways to do this – a pan, the microwave, an oven, and my favorite, a grill. Thank goodness for gas grills – they make it so easy to grill up a burger in the morning.

black bean burgers on the grill

While the burger is cooking, I fry up some bacon and an egg. I make a sunny-side up egg but you could easily substitute scrambled or poached eggs if that’s your jam.

breakfast black bean burger being prepared
sunny side up egg on a sandwich

Instead of a bun, I use an English muffin ’cause they make me think of breakfast. Bagels are also awesome for breakfast burgers.

A slice of white cheddar, some mashed avocado – you’re good to go! 

Pro-tip: If you mash the avocado before you’re ready to serve breakfast, add a little lime juice to the mashed avocado to keep it from browning.

Pickup MorningStar Farms® Burgers at your local Jewel-Osco in the freezer section! I like keeping a package handy in my freezer – you never know when you’re going to crave a burger. Add the ingredients for this delicious breakfast black bean burger to the Jewel-Osco mobile app shopping list so you don’t forget anything! 

Breakfast Black Bean Burger

Start your day with this black bean breakfast burger. Black bean patties, egg, cheese and avocado – all of my favorite ingredients!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 sandwiches
Calories: 633kcal


  • 4 English muffins
  • 4 Spicy Black Bean Burgers
  • 4 slices white cheddar cheese
  • 2 avocados mashed
  • 4 slices cooked bacon
  • 4 eggs fried


  • Prepare Black Bean Burgers according to package directions.
  • Assemble your breakfast burger. Cut open an English muffin and spread mashed avocado on one side. Top with a cooked spicy black bean burger, followed by a piece of white cheddar cheese, bacon, and a fried egg. Place the other half of the English muffin on top. Serve hot.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 633kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 203mg | Sodium: 1050mg | Potassium: 917mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 679IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 360mg | Iron: 4mg
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