OMG these burgers were to DIE FOR. At first, I was a bit doubtful that the patties would turn out right but I was not disappointed! Unlike many other vegan patty recipe, this one did not fall apart, dry out, or taste weird. Definitely a recipe to remember forever.
Make sure to check out this video to visually see how to make this yummy vegan burger!
Vegan Double Drive-Thru Lentil Burgers
For the burgers:
- 15 oz lentils (canned or cooked)
- 1 cup brown or white rice
- 3/4 cup nuts (i used peanuts but you can use walnuts, pecans, etc)
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 onion, diced
- 1 tsp dried basil
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp ground pepper
- oil for the pan
- 16 hamburger buns for double or 8 hamburger buns for regular
- red onion
For the sauce:
- 2/3 cup soft tofu, drained and rinsed
- 1 tbsp dijon mustard
- 3 tbsp ketchup
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 1/2 tsp sriracha
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp dried basil
To make the Burger Patties: Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, and sauté onions until soft and lightly browned. Add garlic and cook a few more minutes. Transfer to a food processor. Reserve skillet for later use.
Add cooked rice, lentils, nuts, flour, basil, salt, and pepper to the onions in the food processor. Pulse until the nuts are very fine and the mixture comes together. If necessary, transfer the mixture to a large bowl and mix with your hands. Adjust seasoning to taste. Form the mixture into eight burger patties with the palms of your hands. The patties should be very thin if you are assembling your burger double-double style. For a restaurant-style burger, form a thicker patty.
Heat canola oil in reserved nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, and pan-fry patties in batches, adding more oil as needed. Flip the patties, and let cook until they are nicely browned on both sides. Remove patties from pan and drain on paper towels.
To make the Special Sauce: Combine tofu, garlic, mustard, ketchup, maple syrup, sriracha, basil, and salt in a blender and process until smooth.
To serve: Layer the Burger Patties, Special Sauce, and other desired toppings on the buns. Make it double double style by adding an extra bottom bun and patty in the middle, as pictured.