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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

  • 1 1/2 cup short-grain white or brown rice cooked according to package
  • 12 oz sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup black beans rinsed, drained, patted as dry as possible with paper towels
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 cups sliced onions
  • 1/4 cup vegan butter
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • vegan hamburger buns

Instructions

  1. Cook the rice according to directions and set aside.

  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, and seasonings to a food processor. Pulse several times to mince and combine the ingredients. Don't overprocess.

  5. Let 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.

  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.