McDonald’s – love it or hate it, we can’t deny its presence. And if you’re anything like UK grime artist JME, (an ex-Big-Mac-a-day kinda guy) you may appreciate a veganized version.

This recipe uses vegan alternatives which can be just as healthy or as unhealthy as you choose – for example, our patties were sourced from The Very Good Butcher here in British Columbia and are created from simple, natural ingredients such as beans and veggies.

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Epic Vegan Big Mac


INGREDIENTS

2 sesame seed burger buns
2 vegan patties (we recommend The Very Good Burger if you can get your hands on them)
½ medium white onion, minced
1 iceberg lettuce leaf
2 slices vegan cheese
Dill pickle, thinly sliced

Big Mac sauce

2 tsp vegan mayonnaise
1 tbs gherkin/hamburger relish
2 tsp American mustard
1 tsp garlic powder
½ tsp sweet smoked paprika

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METHOD

– Sauce! Mix all of the Big Mac sauce ingredients together in a bowl and set aside or refrigerate
– Fry or grill the patties evenly on either side, at a medium heat for approximately 8-10 minutes or until preferred. Leave to rest in the pan as you assemble the buns
– Spread the sauce evenly across the bottom layer of bun #1 then add your favourite vegan cheese (you can break into quarters to get the authentic square shape if your slices come in circles)
– Sprinkle some minced onions on top of the cheese, then top with your first patty
– Add bread layer #2 which is the bottom half of bun #2 (the top part can be kept for another occasion or another burger!)
– On the top of this layer, add more sauce, more onions and a few slices of pickles. If you’re feeling extra peckish, add some more cheese!
– Top with your final patty and crown with a sesame seed bun hat

Best served with iced cola and skinny fries