You know those nights when you just feel like a big mac... well don't go get one because you'll hate yourself afterwards. Instead make this vegan "big mac" at home in a flash and hate yourself a little less from the comfort of your couch! I hope you know I'm joking. I haven't hated myself after eating once since going vegan 2 years ago.
Lauren may have rolled her eyes when I said I was making this vegan version of a big mac for dinner, but she quickly stepped in to help grab the drool-worthy photo and take the first bite... girlfriends!
I made this using gardein's ultimate beefless burger patties and fieldroast's chao cheese, and I made a quick "big mac" dressing from vegan mayonnaise (recipe follows). When it comes to vegan mayonnaise we really like earth island (follow your heart) to make any dips and sauces where we're adding our own flavours and ingredients to it and we use wildwood's zesty garlic aioli (no seasoning required) when we just want a little flavour to our sandwiches.
I also have to admit that my vegan "big mac" looks a lot more alive than the one you get at the drive through!
ingredients (1 burger):
2 vegan burger patties
2 tsp barbecue sauce
2 slices of vegan cheddar cheese
1 1/2 large kaiser rolls
these ingredients to your liking:
boston leaf lettuce
white or red onion, finely minced
relish (or pickles)
vegan "big mac" sauce ingredients:
1/4 C vegan mayonnaise
1 tbsp lime juice (or lemon juice)
1/2 tbsp hot sauce (or ketchup)
1/2 tsp onion powder
Combine all the sauce ingredients together in a bowl and refrigerate until ready to assemble the vegan "big mac".
Cook vegan burger patties in a pan on the stove or on a barbecue, and baste them in barbecue sauce as you go. Melt cheese slices on top during last minute of cooking.
Cut one kaiser roll in half and take another kaiser roll and cut a slice off the bottom for the middle piece.
Put vegan "big mac" sauce and relish (if using) on both the bottom and middle pieces of the bun and the inside of the top of the bun. Add your burger patties with cheese between each piece of bun, and then add onions, lettuce, and pickles to your liking.
Dive in and don't forget lots of napkins!