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Here’s How To Make A Vegetarian Version of In-N-Out’s Double Double

In-N-Out has one of the most celebrated customizable menus in the fast food game, but when it comes to vegetarian options from the West Coast burger chain, the pickins are slim. Lucky for us, it’s surprisingly very easy to capture that sought after In-N-Out flavor and keep things looking, feeling, and tasting meaty, all while keeping it wholly vegetarian.

It’s all thanks to black beans.

Using some minimal effort, a bit of ingenuity, and a passion for keeping our vegetarian friends looped into the In-N-Out flavor pool, we present to you a Black Bean Double Double you can make in less time it would take you to actually have to wait in the drive-thru line:

 

The Black Bean Double Double

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RECIPE

 

  • Hamburger buns
  • 15-oz can of black beans
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 onion
  • Cheddar cheese slices
  • Thousand island dressing
  • Lettuce
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic

 

Throw your beans, garlic and a little oil into a blender until you’ve got a thick paste.

 

Pour your bread crumbs into a bowl and add your bean paste. Add one whole egg and the egg white from a second egg to your mixture. Mix everything together thoroughly. You may need to add more breadcrumbs until your bean mixture is thick enough to mold.

 

Form your black bean mixture into four separate patties. (You only need two, but it’s always nice to have back-ups.)

 

In-N-Out’s famous grilled onions

 

Finely dice a whole onion and throw it on a pan with about a tablespoon of oil. Cook until the onions have browned a little and then add a few tablespoons of water. The onions should absorb the water and become translucent. Continue cooking until the onions are a rich brown color and remove them from heat.

 

Now it’s time for your patties.

 

Place your patties on a frying pan on medium to high heat with about two tablespoons of olive oil.

 

Cook one side for about two minutes and then carefully flip the patty over. Place a slice of cheese on top of each patty so that it melts.

 

Finally, the stack.

 

On the bottom bun, spread a layer of thousand island and top it with a tomato slice. On top of the tomatoes, add a bed of lettuce for your greens. Place your first patty on top of the lettuce and add your grilled onions.

 

To make it the perfect Double Double, you’re gonna need your second patty. Carefully place your second patty onto the burger and top it off with your bun.

 

Now you can enjoy the deliciousness of In-N-Out’s Double Double without having to ever touch meat.

 

The entire process takes less than 30 minutes once you have all your ingredients together.

 

That’s about the same time as a round trip to your local burger spot:

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Vending Machine Rewards You with Free Beer for Doing Absolutely Nothing – Where Do We Sign Up?

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Sorry, signing up would be doing something – where do we, um, “not” sign up?

It seems no one appreciates the beauty of a good awkward silence anymore. And why would we, when the latest Minion Rush or Instagram feed or, bless your souls, food blog, is only a few taps away? Well, for starters, sometimes it scores you free beer.

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In an effort to get young professionals to unplug for a few minutes after work, Amstel Bulgaria and creative agency Next-DC placed a beer vending machine in the middle of the Bulgaria’s capital city of Sofia. The only fee required? Three agonizing minutes spent doing, yep, absolutely nothing. It’s hard to tell just by the video exactly how the machine (dubbed the “Amstel Pause”) determined what “nothing” actually looked like, but at the :35 mark, one guy can be clearly seen stepping away to take a phone call and thereby sending the presumably unbearably slow timer back down to zero.

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According to Creativity Online, the vending machine sat for 16 days between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. and racked up a whopping 4,032 minutes (or 67 hours) of “rest.”

The question is, what happens if someone decides to camp there for more than three minutes? Because I, for one, happen to have zero smartphones and a pretty thick to-read list I need to hammer my way through. Your move, Pause.

H/T + PicThx Design Taxi

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Thanksgiving Panic? Beer Cheese Balls, Turkey Cocktails & More for the Last-Minute Chef

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If you’re like me, then you’re a 20-something adult trying to hold onto your kid status for as long as you can — when in reality, you’re closer to 30 and people actually expect you to contribute to holiday meals now. If you’re really like me, then you tend to procrastinate until the last possible second, until you realize you’re screwed. Hey, I feel your pain. Don’t stress though, I’ve gone ahead and compiled a few recipes to compliment any turkey dinner (unless someone put you in charge of cooking the turkey, then forget it). Bonus points — in 15 minutes or less, these yummy creations will make you look like you actually took the time to care!

 

1. Cheddar, Bacon, and  Beer Cheese Ball — You’ve been given a gift, and it’s called, “Just bring an appetizer!” The appetizer has to be the least intimidating dish to create, and you’ll be out the door in no time if you have the following ingredients: cream cheese, beer, cheddar, and bacon. If you ever cook breakfast, make microwave nachos, or are just plain human, you’ll probably have all of these things. Beat and stir everything in a bowl, throw in a few extra things to spice it up, then form a ball, cover it in crisp bacon and refrigerate for as long as you can manage so that the ball retains it’s shape. DONEZO.

 

2. Skillet Scalloped Corn — I know- it sounds kinda fancy, but that’s because I like to be tricky. For this side dish, main ingredients include: crackers (which you should probably have to go with that awesome cheese ball you just made), canned corn, peppers, and Swiss cheese. Grab a skillet, throw in a little milk and the other ingredients until the cheese melts, and top with browned cracker crumbs. Ermahgerd, you’re Wolfgang Puck.

 

3. Lazy Pumpkin Pie — Time to get your fat pants on, it’s the dessert round! I realize that at this time of year, pumpkin pie might be a bit overdone. When the recipe is this simple though, how could you not want to make it? What you’ll need: one can of pumpkin pie mix, instant vanilla pudding mix, Cool Whip, graham cracker crust. Seriously, that’s it. Mix it all up, fold in the Cool Whip, and POW- instant pie y’all. Stick in the fridge for later, or eat it with a spatula now. You know I don’t judge.

 

4. Pass the Turkey Cocktail — Okay, so this might be taking the easy way out, but if you’re really pressed for time, no one hates the guy that brings the booze! Combine bourbon, apple cider, and cranberry jelly, steal some thyme or sage from the turkey for garnish and you may as well start dressing like an old-timey hipster mixologist. Serve up a whole pitcher of this stuff and watch your great aunt get wasted. Presto- best holiday ever! You can thank me later.

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Refrigerator Upgrade Magnets

So you weren’t blessed with all the money in the world and you had to settle for that refrigerator that doesn’t allow you to be lazy (water in the front). So what if your friends come over and complain that they have to get tap water with no ice because you don’t have an awesome ice crusher on the front of your cold box. Well guess what, now you can, kinda. Stick the refrigerator upgrade magnet on that ol’ metal food house of yours and you’ll be the talk of the town in no time. Probably because your fridge now serves french fries, frozen yogurt and chicken wings. (Thx Amazon) (Source Incrediblethings)