3-Alarm Vegan Bacon Cheeseburger: The Ingredients

Makes 4 burgers

- 1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Dash of liquid smoke
- 4 vegan burger patties, defrosted (we recommend Gardein Beefless Burger)
- 8 slices vegan bacon or smoked tempeh
- 4 whole wheat burger buns
- 1/2 cup shredded Daiya vegan pepperjack cheese or your favorite vegan cheese
- 4 to 6 tomato slices
- 4 to 6 red leaf lettuce leaves

- You still have 2 alarms left. Here are some suggestions to choose from:

- Sliced pepperoncini
- Slices of Daiya jalapeno garlic Havarti wedge
- Spicy kimchi
- Any of the millions of hot sauces out there, including the beloved Sriracha
- Sliced jalapenos
- Chipotle peppers
- Hot salsa
- Wasabi
- Lightlife Smart Deli pepperoni
- Spicy mustard
- Jerk sauce made with red Scotch bonnet pepper


• Preheat the oven to 400-degrees Fahrenheit.
• In your cherished little cast-iron skillet or frying pan, heat the olive oil and liquid smoke over medium heat.
• Add your vegan burgers.
• Flip your vegan burgers a few times, until they're brown on both sides.
• Pull them out of the skillet and then use the same oil to fry up your vegan bacon.
• Once the vegan bacon is crispy, place it on top of the vegan burgers so any smoky flavor goes into the burger.
• While the vegan burgers and bacon are cooking, put your burger buns on your trusted pizza stone, open and face down, and place in the oven.
• Remove when they're slightly toasted.
• To build your burger: take the top half of the buns off the pizza stone and set aside.
• Flip the bottom half of the buns over and stack your burger, a few pinches of vegan cheese, and the vegan bacon.
• Put the burgers back in the oven to bake.
• It should take 10 to 15 minutes for the vegan cheese to melt. Keep an eye on it, and remove from the oven once the vegan cheese is melted.
• Then stack the tomatoes, lettuce, and your favorite alarms on top and serve with a glass of something cool.

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