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Classic American Cheeseburger

classic american vegan plant-based cheeseburger burger

This Classic American Burger is vegan, full of mouth-watering flavors, and features leftover pulp from your Almond Cow! Top with your favorite toppings and enjoy!

Total Time: 20 minutes active time, overnight to chill
Servings: 4

classic american vegan plant-based cheeseburger


  • 1 cup mushrooms, sautéed
  • 1 cup brown rice, cooked
  • 1 basket almond cashew pulp, completely strained so no liquid is left
  • ½ small-medium sized onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tbsp olive oil, plus more for sautéing
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp vegan Worcestershire sauce, plus more for brushing
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tbsp arrowroot
  • burger buns of choice
  • toppings of choice


  1. Combine the mushrooms, rice, almond cashew pulp, onion and garlic in a food processor or blender. Process until smooth, and transfer mixture to a bowl. Add the olive oil, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, paprika, salt and pepper, and stir to combine. Add arrowroot, and mix again.
  2. Form into 4 patties and transfer to the refrigerator to chill overnight (if you’re in a rush, let it chill for at least 1 hour, but overnight is preferable).
  3. In a nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat, drizzle a little olive oil. Add the patties and cook until golden brown on each side (approx. 5-6 minutes per side).
  4. Serve with toppings of choice (we served with pickles, onion, lettuce, tomatoes, ketchup, and vegan American cheese) over burger buns of choice.
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