I grew up in a meat-eating household, and when I chose to give up meat, it wasn’t because I hated the flavor. (I won’t get into why I decided to give up meat–I’ll save that for another blog.) That being said, every now and then I get a craving for a good cheeseburger. But having been vegan for a while now, I know that my craving doesn’t mean that I have to resort to meat and dairy to be satisfied.
I don’t like to use fake meat products all that often, but they work well for those junk food cravings. For this particular recipe, if you want to call it that, I used the help of Boca Original Vegan Patties and Daiya Cheddar Style Shreds to take my plain veggie burger up a few notches.
Using a cast iron skillet, I cooked down some finely diced onion in olive oil. I laid the Boca burgers on top of the onions to steam for a few minutes. I then added the Daiya shreds to the top of the burgers and placed a plate on top of the skillet to steam the burgers and allow the cheese to melt.
I served my burgers on warmed buns with pickles, baby spinach, the cooked onions, and some Vegenaise. A side of french fries with ketchup and a pint of my favorite beer made the meal even more authentic.