Recently we bought some of the black bean burgers from Morningstar Farms at Costco. They are frozen and are less than $14 per box of 12. That makes them convenient and reasonably priced.
We buy some delicious black pepper bread from our local farmer's market and toast it for the base of the sandwich. Meanwhile, we grill the burgers on our Griddler.
After the toasting and grilling, we put the burger on the toast, top it with some of the Jack's Special Medium Salsa and some cheddar cheese and we are good to go.
We love this meal. The burgers have just the right amount of zing and they are filling and certainly healthier than a beef burger. The toasted bread compliments the spicy flavor of the burger and give a chewy bread in contrast to the "meatiness" of the burger. The salsa and cheese provide a vegetable and dairy balance to the meal and a sense of completeness.
I can't say enough about how tasty this meal is. I could certainly see something like this on the menu at a restaurant by someone like Bobby Flay. Yes, it is that good. And the time, effort and money involved are very reasonable.
And the meal is just plain fun, too.