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Veggie Grilled Avocado Tacos #GrillWithATwist

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One of the earmarks of a great get-together is an awesome menu. But, have you ever planned a gathering and realized a guest with a special diet can find very little to eat? Ugh. As hostess, I always want to make each guest feel welcomed. A menu for company needs to take guests’ dietary needs and preferences into consideration. For example, we especially love to grill out during the summer, but not all of our friends eat meat. I’ve found that delicious veggie cuisine is the perfect answer.  Meat lovers and vegetarians can both be satisfied.

MorningStar Farms has a great veggie cuisine product list. One of my current favorites is the black bean burger. It’s flavorful and versatile. Of course you can grill it and pop it in a bun and enjoy a typical burger taste, but we really like to grill it, crumble it and use it in tacos—easy and delicious. This is what I do: head over to Target to pick up MorningStar burgers and whatever toppings I want for the day. I never go straight to the grocery section. I take the circuitous route that takes me through the women’s section, by the kids’ clothes and then housewares. I usually loiter in housewares before I get on to groceries…but sometimes I take other detours!

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On each guest’s plate, crumble a taco shell. Layer half an avocado, crumble one burger, and add desired amount of onions, corn, beans, salsa and cilantro. The kids typically enjoy eating their tacos intact, usually without the avocado. Delicious, healthy and quick—the perfect combo for kicking back with friends on a summer evening.

Loaded Taco Avocados


Veggie Grilled Avocado Tacos

  • Author: Stephanie Keeping


  • MorningStar Black Bean Burgers
  • taco shells (or tortilla chips)
  • onion
  • corn
  • salsa
  • black beans
  • cilantro
  • avocados


While the grill is reaching a medium heat

  1. Dice onions.
  2. Chop cilantro.
  3. Open canned corn and beans, drain.
  4. Wash avocados and cut them in half. Remove pits.
  5. Brush the grill with olive oil.
  6. Place frozen burgers on the grill.
  7. Grill for about four minutes.
  8. Flip the burgers.
  9. Place avocados on the grill.
  10. Grill with the cover down for an additional four minutes.
  11. Use a food thermometer to make sure burgers reached a safe 165 degrees.


  • Calories: 773
  • Sugar: 16
  • Sodium: 343
  • Fat: 49
  • Saturated Fat: 11
  • Unsaturated Fat: 33
  • Trans Fat: 1
  • Carbohydrates: 61
  • Protein: 32
  • Cholesterol: 77

Right now MorningStar Farms is encouraging mindful eating with their Veg of Allegiance Program, where consumers pledge to go meatless for their chosen number of meals. MorningStar explains the personal health benefits and impacting the environment by going meatless on their website. You’ll also find a more complete explanation and a chance to win prizes! Plus, don’t miss out the Cartwheel offer before shopping at Target — it’s available 6/28-7/4 where you can save 20% on MorningStar Farms products.

Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.