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vegan “big mac”

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.

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 I really like earth island (follow your heart) to make any dips and sauces where we’re adding our own flavors and ingredients to it and I use wildwood’s zesty garlic aioli (no seasoning required) when I just want a little flavor to 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!


vegan big mac
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vegan "big mac"

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword vegan big mac, vegan burger
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 1 burger
Author Lauren Toyota



  • 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


  1. Combine all the sauce ingredients together in a bowl and refrigerate until ready to assemble the vegan "big mac".
  2. 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.
  3. Cut one kaiser roll in half and take another kaiser roll and cut a slice off the bottom for the middle piece.
  4. 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.
  5. Dive in and don't forget lots of napkins!


  • Natalie 4 years ago

    That looks great!!! I think that would be great with portobello mushrooms as well.
    Definitely in a mood for a burger on this Sunday morning now..

    • Lauren Toyota 4 years ago

      hope you had a breakfast burger! haha 😉

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