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Burgers, Shakes & Fries, Oh My!

What to do with a slew of next-level burgers, dreamy shakes, and crispy fries?

Mix and match to make the ultimate vegan combo of your dreams! Keep it classic with a veggie-loaded burger with all the fixin’s; a stack of baked onion rings; and an old-fashioned strawberry shake. Or step it all the way up by pairing a melty, beefy, cheese-stuffed burger—dripping with barbecue sauce and piled high with sweet barbecue coleslaw and coconut bacon—with crispy avocado fries and a birthday cake shake. The possibilities are endless, so let’s get cooking!

The Patties

The Ultimate Veggie Burger

Makes 8

1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
2 cups cooked brown rice, divided
1 cups sliced button mushrooms
1 cup chopped broccoli florets
½ cup quick-cooking oats
2 tablespoons minced garlic
½ cup diced yellow onion
2 tablespoons tahini
½ teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon dried parsley
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Into a food processor, add beans, 1 cup rice, mushrooms, broccoli, oats, garlic, onion, tahini, paprika, parsley, salt, and pepper. Process until almost smooth, with chunks remaining. Transfer mixture to a medium bowl and fold in remaining rice. Let rest 20 minutes.

2 Divide mixture into 8 equal portions and form into patties. Arrange on prepared baking sheet in a single layer and bake for 30 minutes, flipping halfway through. Remove from oven.

In a skillet over medium-high heat, warm vegetable oil. Add patties and fry for 2 to 3 minutes per side,

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