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vegan bacon cheeseburger

Slutty Vegan-Style “One Night Stand” Burger

Serves: 2

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1 teaspoon canola oil 
1/2 yellow onion, thinly sliced
4 slices Upton’s Naturals seitan bacon 
1 (2-count) package Beyond Meat burger patties   
2 slices Parmela Creamery sharp cheddar-style cashew cheese
2 vegan brioche-style buns, sliced
Annie’s Thousand Island dressing, for serving
Follow Your Heart Original Vegenaise, for serving
Lettuce, for serving
Sliced tomato, for serving



Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the onion and cook, stirring frequently, until softened and caramelized, 20 to 30 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.

Return the now empty skillet to medium-high heat. Add the seitan bacon and cook, flipping occasionally, until crisp, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. 

Add burger patties to the now-empty skillet and cook on medium-high heat until well browned, 5 to 7 minutes per side. Reduce the heat to medium-low and place one slice of cheese on top of each burger. Let the cheese melt then remove from the heat.

Spread the mayonnaise on the bottom half and dressing on the top half of the buns. Top with the burgers, followed by the caramelized onions, bacon, lettuce and tomato. Serve immediately.

About the recipe

Beyond Meat's plant-based burger patties are easily found in most grocery stores and are fresh, never frozen. They look just like any other burger patty you’d grab to throw on the grill. These meatless patty tastes very similar to the real thing. From its beef-like texture to its packaging, you could easily fool non-vegans with this one.