Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook time:
40 Minutes
Total Time:
 50 Minutes
Serves: makes 10 patties.

With McDonalds in Finland coming out in 2017 with a vegan burger, I wanted to pay homage to them with our very own Quarter Plant Pounder Burger.

Who doesn’t love a dirty burger every now and then? This dish is sure to impress even the fussiest of eaters. The ingredients are basic and it will please little and big kids alike. You can also freeze these patties and have them in the freezer pre made to throw on the BBQ or frypan when those dirty burger cravings come knocking.

The burger itself is very simple- a pattie, raw onion, pickles, tomato ketchup and mustard. Because of this we wanted to add a serve of veg in the patties because #health

If you’re feeling super sassy, you can always throw in a slice of vegan cheese to create a Quarter Plant Pounder with Cheese or load it up and create a Double Quarter Plant Pounder. Love them or hate them- Macca’s are definitely onto something with a simple yet tasty burger pattie with onion, pickles, tomato ketchup and mustard.

If you give it a try, let me know what you think! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag a picture #Shane&Adele on Instagram. Go get that Dirty Burger!


  • Pattties (makes 10 patties)
  • 1 brown onion (peeled & quartered)
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • salt and pepper
  • Splash of olive oil
  • 1 can black beans (drained & rinsed)
  • 2 cups of brown rice
  • 1⁄4 cup sundried tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup Smokey BBQ sauce
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • Burgers
  • 2 buns
  • ½ white onion
  • 2 tbs pickles (sliced)
  • Tomato ketchup
  • American mustard


  • In a medium saucepan, bring water to a boil then add rice, swirl to coat, and lower heat to low and cover. Simmer until water is completely absorbed and rice is tender – about 18-20 minutes. Drain off any excess water if there is any.
  • Pre heat a large fry pan on medium heat. Dice brown onion and mince garlic (5sec, speed 5) and transfer to the frypan. Add olive oil, salt and pepper and cook until tender (3mins, varooma, soft speed, reverse).
  • To a high speed blender- Add onion, garlic, black beans, brown rice, sundried tomatoes, BBQ sauce & cayenne pepper then process until smooth but still slightly chunky (20sec, speed 7).
  • Shape them into burger patties 115g or a ¼ pound and place onto a lined oven tray and bake for 20 minutes, but flip burgers at the half way mark.
  • Take patties out of the oven once golden brown and cooked in the center.
  • Build burger by layering pattie, pickles, white onion, tomato ketchup and American mustard.

You could also grill these on a BBQ or fry pan. These patties can be prepared in advance and kept in the freezer for up to 3 months.

7 Steps in eating out as a vegan!

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