Vegan California Cookout Burger

Beyond Burger with avocado, caramelized onions, tomato, arugula, and sun dried tomato aioli
Beyond Burger with avocado, caramelized onions, tomato, arugula, and sun dried tomato aioli

This Vegan California Cookout Burger was made in collaboration with Beyond Meet to celebrate the release of their Cookout Classic Burger Value Pack. If you haven’t heard of, or tried, the Beyond Burger it is Vegan Burger that mimics the taste and texture of beef. I have been vegetarian for 12 years, so this burger was a huge game changer for me when it comes to social BBQ’s and cookouts! There is no more feeling left behind, over here, because you better believe if you made this at a BBQ all the meat eaters would be asking for a bite.

So what makes this burger so special? Well to start, the sun dried tomato aioli is so good you could eat it off a shoe! Seriously though, whenever I make this sauce I double the recipe so I can use extra as a french fry dipping sauce. It is the perfect combination of spicy from the garlic, sweet from the sun dried tomatoes and acidic from the lemon, it really pulls the whole burger together! When you combine that with caramelized onions, creamy avocado, peppery arugula, and fresh tomatoes this combo can’t be beat!

Beyond Burger with avocado, caramelized onions, tomato, arugula, and sun dried tomato aioli

Vegan California Cookout Burger

Emily Meador
This vegan burger takes all the flavors of California cuisine and mashes them into one delicious burger.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2 burgers


Vegan Sun Dried Tomato Aioli

  • 1/4 cup vegan Mayo
  • 1 Tbsp finely chopped sun dried tomatoes (packed in oil)
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp finely minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp lemon pepper

Caramelized Onions

  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt

For assembly

  • 2 Burger buns
  • 2 Beyond Burger® patties
  • 1/2 Avocado, sliced
  • 1 cup arugula
  • 4 slices of tomato
  • 2 slices vegan smoked gouda


  • Start by making the carmelized onions. Heat a medium skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tbsp olive oil, thinly sliced onions, and 1 tsp salt. Cook for 20-25 minutes stirring occasionally until the onions are soft and starting to brown.
  • While the onions are cooking, prepare the aioli by mixing together the vegan mayo, sun dried tomatoes, garlic, lemon juice, salt, and lemon pepper. Chop the garlic and sun dried tomatoes as fine as you can to create a smoother texture.
  • Cooke the Beyond Burger® patties according to package instructions. Once you flip the patties add the Vegan smoked gouda and cover with a lid to allow the cheese to melt. Toast the buns on the pan or grill for 2 minutes.
  • Assemble the burgers by spreading 1 tbsp of aioli on each half of the bun, then layer 1/2 cup arugula, 2 slices tomatoes, a pinch of salt, the Beyond Burger®, caramelized onions, avocado, and the top of the bun.
Keyword aoili, avocado, burger

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