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Vegan Butter Burger Plant-Based Recipe

This vegan butter burger is absolutely delicious. It can be made as greasy, gooey, cheesy comfort food … there’s also a healthier option without butter or oil and it’s still delicious. Both versions are simple to make using commonly available ingredients. 

Vegan Butter Burger Plant-Based Recipe This delicious juicy veggie burger is easy to make with common ingredients. Healthier comfort food everyone can enjoy. Planted365.com

First, cook the rice. Short grain rice is what helps this burger stick together and stay firm in the center. Set aside 1 1/2 cups of cooked rice to use in the recipe.

Vegan Butter Burger Plant-Based Recipe This delicious juicy veggie burger is easy to make with common ingredients. Healthier comfort food everyone can enjoy. Planted365.com

After the rice, the rest of the ingredients are also super simple, staring with sauteed mushrooms. I didn’t use oil at this point because I wanted the mushrooms kind of dry for the burger mixture and this step releases and evaporates most of the moisture.

Vegan Butter Burger Plant-Based Recipe This delicious juicy veggie burger is easy to make with common ingredients. Healthier comfort food everyone can enjoy. Planted365.com

The other major ingredient is black beans. They add protein, flavor, and some texture.  I use canned and drain and then rinse them and pat quite a bit of the moisture off with a paper towel. 

Pulse the rice, mushrooms, and black beans together, along with oats and yummy spices in a food processor until incorporated but not overprocessed. Then form into patties and let sit for about 20 minutes. 

Now … 

… this brings us to the fork in the road. You can continue as we have and saute the burger without oil or even bake them in the oven. It turns out delicious and can be topped with lots of onions and vegan cheese. 

Or … if you chose the other road you take the way that leads to a tasty plant-based burger that’s also a bit of a calorie bomb. 

We can cook it all in a mound of vegan butter. This makes it greasy and delectable. I use Earth Balance and first sauteed about 2 cups chopped onions with 2 tablespoons Earth Balance. It will look like a lot of onions, but they sautee down to less than half that.

Saute the onions in the vegan butter for several minutes over medium heat, until they’re brown and tender. Remove from the pan. There should be quite a bit of butter left, but if not add a little more.

Vegan Butter Burger Plant-Based Recipe This delicious juicy veggie burger is easy to make with common ingredients. Healthier comfort food everyone can enjoy. Planted365.com

Saute the burgers in the butter over medium heat for about 4 minutes on each side. 

Vegan Butter Burger Plant-Based Recipe This delicious juicy veggie burger is easy to make with common ingredients. Healthier comfort food everyone can enjoy. Planted365.com

Add cheese on top of the burgers and, optionally, butter your buns and steam them for a minute or two with the pan lid on while the cheese melts. 

Vegan Butter Burger Plant-Based Recipe This delicious juicy veggie burger is easy to make with common ingredients. Healthier comfort food everyone can enjoy. Planted365.com

Top with the reserved buttery onions. 

Vegan Butter Burger Plant-Based Recipe This delicious juicy veggie burger is easy to make with common ingredients. Healthier comfort food everyone can enjoy. Planted365.com

Yum. 

Vegan Butter Burger Plant-Based Recipe This delicious juicy veggie burger is easy to make with common ingredients. Healthier comfort food everyone can enjoy. Planted365.com

It goes great with Easy Southern Potato Salad

Here’s the Vegan Butter Burger Recipe VIDEO:

 

Vegan Butter Burger Plant-Based Recipe This delicious juicy veggie burger is easy to make with common ingredients. Healthier comfort food everyone can enjoy. Planted365.com
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Vegan Butter Burger

This vegan butter burger is absolutely delicious. It can be made as greasy, gooey, cheesy comfort food ... there's also a healthier option without butter or oil and it's still delicious. Both versions are simple to make using commonly available ingredients. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Vegan
Keyword burger
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Resting Time 20 minutes
Calories 275 kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Cook the rice according to directions and set aside 1 1/2 cups to use in the recipe.

  2. Saute the mushrooms in a dry pan to brown and remove most of the moisture. Optionally, use a bit of butter for this step, if desired.

  3. Drain the beans well, rinse them, and pat as dry as possible with paper towels.

  4. Add the rice, mushrooms, beans, oats, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes to a food processor. Pulse several times to mince and combine the ingredients. Don't overprocess.

  5. Let the burger mixture rest for about 20 minutes. Meanwhile, saute the onions in a large skillet with 2 tbsp vegan butter over medium heat until brown and tender.

    *(Optionally, this burger mix can easily be made a day ahead and stored in the fridge overnight which allows everything to really meld together)

  6. Remove the onions and set aside. Fry the burgers in the remaining vegan butter, adding more if necessary. Cook about 4 minutes over medium heat on each side. Turn once.

  7. Add a slice of your favorite vegan cheese to the tops, if you like. Steam some buttered vegan buns in the pan with the lid on for a minute or two while melting the cheese.

  8. Serve on the buns topped with the buttery onions.

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Butter Burger
Amount Per Serving
Calories 275
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

XO Lisa

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Amy
Amy
7 months ago

I was wondering if I could make these without the mushrooms or substitute with something else? Thanks!

Krystle B
Krystle B
7 months ago

5 stars
THIS is one of my absolute favorite meatless meals! I seriously don’t even miss the meat bc the favor is just so good! I usually double the recipe bc I can usually only get a few patties. Nonetheless I am still a happy camper!

Mimi
Mimi
8 months ago

Hi! I am making these now. I’m confused about the rice amount…pre and post cooking it. Should it be a total of 1.5 cups of cooked rice? Thank you!

Lisa V Gotte
Lisa V Gotte
8 months ago
Reply to  Mimi

@Mimi, hi! That’s 1 1/2 cups cooked rice total. I’ll edit that to make it clearer! Thanks so much for commenting! Let me know how they turn out!

Mimi
Mimi
8 months ago
Reply to  Mimi

@Lisa V Gotte, thanks! Still making them. Do the garlic and onion powder go with the onions or in the burger mixture? I suppose either way will be good!

Lisa V Gotte
Lisa V Gotte
8 months ago
Reply to  Mimi

@Mimi, Hi! Yes, the spices go in the burger mix. I’ve edited the recipe to make it clearer! Take a look and see if it makes more sense! Thanks for commenting 🙂

Ruth
Ruth
1 year ago

Hi Lisa, oh, wow, these look good ! What kind of buns are those ? Do U ever make homemade buns ? Thanx.

Althea
3 years ago

If you bake it, how long and at what temperature. (Looks like a White Castle burger, btw!!)

Mocha Angels
3 years ago

Thank you! I will write back after I make them. Thank you for this recipe. ((hugs))

The Twin Cooking Project (The Twin Cooking Project)
The Twin Cooking Project (The Twin Cooking Project)
3 years ago

So yummm!!!!!!

Debra Mitchell
Debra Mitchell
3 months ago

@Lisa V Gotte,

Debra Mitchell
Debra Mitchell
3 months ago

@Lisa V Gotte, I added 1/4 cup of walnuts and an 8oz package of tempeh. Instead of rice and beans separately, I used Vigo Cuban black beans and rice @1.89 per package. I tested my alterations and it was very tasty. I then added an egg to bind it a little more because im not vegan, I just prefer vegan burgers over meat. Thank you

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