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A Vegan “Bacon” double Cheeseburger, impossible you say. We can’t recreate bacon but here we give you a “Facon” double cheese burger, we have cooked tofu and let it get a great grizzly texture then coated it in a delicious marinade of umami bacon flavours. Topped on a double burger with vegan cheese, this is fast food vegan at its best!

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Yields8 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time25 mins

Ingredients
 4 buns
 220 g firm tofu
 8 slices of vegan cheese
Ingredients - Bacon Marinade
 1 tsp salt
 2 tsp maple syrup
 2 tsp smoked paprika
 4 tbsp tamari/soy sauce
 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
 1 tsp garlic powder
 3 tbsp tomato puree
 2 tsp water
Ingredients - Burger
 2 tbsp oil - for frying 
 400 g tin of kidney or black beans - 240g drained 
 400 g tin of chickpeas - 240g drained
 60 g cashew nuts  
 100 g cooked wholemeal couscous
 10 tbsp bread crumbs - 30g 
 2 tsp onion powder
 2 tsp garlic powder
 1 tsp chilli powder
 1 tsp salt
 5 tbsp tamari
 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
 2 tbsp ground flax seeds
 6 tbsp veg stock
 4 tbsp rice flour

Directions
1

For the vegan bacon, slice the tofu into long 1-2 inch strips, in a non stick pan heat 1 tablespoon of oil over high heat, add the strips to the pan, lower the heat to medium, cook on both sides for 2-3 minutes until browned. Set aside in the fridge for 2-3 hours or overnight if time. This step will firm up the tofu and give it a great grizzly texture.

2

In a medium bowl whisk all the marinade ingredients and toss the tofu strips, coating well in the marinade. 


Directions - Burgers
3

Drain and rinse the beans and chickpeas. 

4

In a food processor add all the burger ingredients and blend until it all comes together and the cashews have been blended.

5

Lightly dust a clean work surface with flour. Empty the burger mixture out onto the surface and roll out into a thin layer around 1-2 cm high. To shape your burgers simply use a large scone cutter to cut out your burgers. Transfer the burgers to an airtight container, adding small sheets of parchment between the burgers to stop them sticking together. Freeze immediately and cook when needed.


6

To cook, heat 1Tbsp of oil over a high heat, add the burger to the pan, reduce the heat to medium and cook for 3-4  minutes per side, until nicely browned on each side and cooked through. Serve with your favourite toasted bun or lettuce cup and toppings. Enjoy!

 

Ingredients

Ingredients
 4 buns
 220 g firm tofu
 8 slices of vegan cheese
Ingredients - Bacon Marinade
 1 tsp salt
 2 tsp maple syrup
 2 tsp smoked paprika
 4 tbsp tamari/soy sauce
 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
 1 tsp garlic powder
 3 tbsp tomato puree
 2 tsp water
Ingredients - Burger
 2 tbsp oil - for frying 
 400 g tin of kidney or black beans - 240g drained 
 400 g tin of chickpeas - 240g drained
 60 g cashew nuts  
 100 g cooked wholemeal couscous
 10 tbsp bread crumbs - 30g 
 2 tsp onion powder
 2 tsp garlic powder
 1 tsp chilli powder
 1 tsp salt
 5 tbsp tamari
 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
 2 tbsp ground flax seeds
 6 tbsp veg stock
 4 tbsp rice flour

Directions

Directions
1

For the vegan bacon, slice the tofu into long 1-2 inch strips, in a non stick pan heat 1 tablespoon of oil over high heat, add the strips to the pan, lower the heat to medium, cook on both sides for 2-3 minutes until browned. Set aside in the fridge for 2-3 hours or overnight if time. This step will firm up the tofu and give it a great grizzly texture.

2

In a medium bowl whisk all the marinade ingredients and toss the tofu strips, coating well in the marinade. 


Directions - Burgers
3

Drain and rinse the beans and chickpeas. 

4

In a food processor add all the burger ingredients and blend until it all comes together and the cashews have been blended.

5

Lightly dust a clean work surface with flour. Empty the burger mixture out onto the surface and roll out into a thin layer around 1-2 cm high. To shape your burgers simply use a large scone cutter to cut out your burgers. Transfer the burgers to an airtight container, adding small sheets of parchment between the burgers to stop them sticking together. Freeze immediately and cook when needed.


6

To cook, heat 1Tbsp of oil over a high heat, add the burger to the pan, reduce the heat to medium and cook for 3-4  minutes per side, until nicely browned on each side and cooked through. Serve with your favourite toasted bun or lettuce cup and toppings. Enjoy!

Facon Double Cheese Burger

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