Mini Veggie Cheeseburgers For The Big Game

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Need a delicious recipe for watching the big game? You don’t have to be a vegetarian to love these mini veggie cheeseburgers.

Need a delicious recipe for watching the big game? You don't have to be a vegetarian to love these mini veggie cheeseburgers. Made with black bean burgers, they'll be a hit with the whole family!

My husband likes to say he fixed me. Years ago, I watched college football all the time. That was when I was going to a college with a very high profile football team. Every Saturday was spent tailgating and going to the games. However, once I got out into the real world, I might check the scores to see if my team won but that was the extent of it. I didn’t watch an actual game for years.

However, when I started dating my hubby, Saturdays were for football and nothing but football. I remember the first time I watched college football with him. We literally watched for about 10 hours straight. If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em, right? The more I watched, the more I got back into it and now we love watching football together! That’s why my hubby says he fixed me. Even our girls like to watch with us. They put on their red & black, grab the pom poms and help us cheer on our favorite team.

Of course, we get hungry watching the games and nothing goes better with football than grilling out! Last time I was at Walmart, I thought it was time to try a healthier alternative to the burgers. I picked up a couple of MorningStar Farms® Spicy Black Bean Burger Value Packs and since these are America’s #1 Veggie Burger, I knew they were going to be good! I also threw in MorningStar Farms® Garden Veggie Burgers. I’m not a vegetarian but it doesn’t matter…these just taste good!

I picked up my veggie burgers at Walmart

Since I had three items, I could use this Ibotta rebate and save myself some cash too. *Rebate valid on MorningStar Farms® Frozen Veggie. Buy 3 for any variety, any size.

Not only are MorningStar Farms burgers great for grilling out, they’re also perfect for when I need a quick and easy meal. If we get home late and I don’t have time to prepare a meal from scratch, I just serve these with a little salad on the side. The kids love them and it sure makes my life easier!

There are so many great recipes that you can create with MorningStar Farms products but my plan was to make Mini Veggie Cheeseburgers. You don’t have to be a vegetarian to love these…they’re so good! Of course, they’re perfect for game time too!

You’ll need a round cookie cutter to make this but I have a little secret. I didn’t have a round cookie cutter so I improvised. I used a cookie cutter shaped like a Christmas ornament, then went back and cut off the top to make it perfectly round. Don’t worry if you don’t have a round cookie cutter or even one shaped like an ornament…just use whatever will work. Even a skinny glass should do the trick.

First, throw the Black Bean Burgers on the grill. Like MorningStar Farms says, you have to grill it to believe it!

MorningStar Farms Veggie Burgers are perfect for grilling out

While they’re cooking, cut “buns” out of slices of bread.

Your mini veggie burger will need a bun

Toast them in the toaster oven for a minute or two.

Buns are always better toasted

Cut skinny plum tomatoes into slices.

Slice a small tomato

Use your cookie cutter, or whatever you’ve got, to cut lettuce into circles.

Use a cookie cutter to make round lettuce pieces for your mini veggie burger

Then do the same with sliced cheddar.

Your mini veggie burger will taste even better with cheese

Dice some onions.

Dice some onion for extra flavor

When the black bean burgers are finished cooking, cut those into circles as well.

Use a cookie cutter to make the small patties for your mini veggie burger

Wondering what to do with all the pieces you have left over? I was going to throw the cheese and burger pieces into my eggs the next morning but my family decided that they’d snack on them instead. My oldest daughter had never tried a black bean burger before and she loved it! There were no leftovers for me but my family sure was happy!

Now it’s time to put it all together. Start with the burger…

Now put your mini veggie burger together

Add cheese,

Add cheese


Add lettuce to your mini veggie burger


Add a tomato

a pickle,

You'll need a pickle for your mini veggie burger


Throw on some diced onions for extra flavor

and top with ketchup and mustard.

Top the mini veggie burger with ketchup and mustard

Voila…your mini veggie cheeseburger is ready to serve!

A football flag adds the finishing touch to your mini veggie burger

These veggie cheeseburgers are almost too cute to eat…but we didn’t let that stop us!

These mini veggie burgers will be a hit at any party

These go perfect with chips and fresh veggies.

Serve them with chips and veggies

I couldn’t believe how fast these disappeared! I had to act fast to get one!

You don't have to be a vegetarian to love these mini veggie burgers

These veggie cheeseburgers were perfect for game time but I might just start making them for dinner since we all loved them so much!

They're perfect for any party

Mini Veggie Cheeseburgers feature
5 from 3 votes

Mini Veggie Cheeseburgers

Author Lisa O'Driscoll | Fun Money Mom
Cuisine American
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 52 minutes
Need a delicious recipe for watching the big game? You don't have to be a vegetarian to love these mini veggie cheeseburgers.


  • 8 MorningStar Farms® Spicy Black Bean Burgers
  • 8 slices bread
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese
  • 2 plum tomatoes
  • 3 leaves of iceberg lettuce
  • 1/4 cup diced onions
  • 8 hamburger pickles
  • ketchup & mustard to taste


  • Cook burgers according to instructions on package
  • Using a round cookie cutter, cut two small circles from each burger
  • Cut 16 circles from the bread
  • Cut cheese into 8 circles
  • Slice plum tomatoes (you'll need 8 slices)
  • Cut 8 circles from the lettuce
  • Toast bread until lightly brown
  • Top with a burger circle, cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickle, onion, ketchup and mustard
  • Secure with a toothpick and serve


Calories: 67kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 116mg | Sugar: 1g
The nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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What a fun and delicious recipe. Perfect for tailgating season. Thanks for sharing!

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