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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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  • 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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Packaged Food

Whole Foods Is Selling A Vegan Burger That Bleeds When Cooked


I’ll be the first to admit that some vegan burgers can be pretty delicious. I say this after helping devour that massive 11-patty Guy Fieri burger. It just depends on whether it’s done right. So what kind of vegan patty would catch the attention of a red-blooded meat eater?

Maybe one that bleeds when cooked like regular beef.

Beyond Meat made headlines a while back after they debut their Beyond Burger. The protein would emit a reddish juice that looked similar to blood through the use of beets. Developers also found a way for the meat to brown like a hamburger, yet stay moist and pink on the inside.

According to the NY Times, Whole Foods is currently testing the patties at a store in Boulder, Colo. While you can only find it at the one location at first, the hope is to further the patties’ available by releasing them at more Whole Foods over time.

Not sure what a bloody veggie-based burger would do for a practicing vegan, but if you’re a mealtime looking to ease into a healthier appetite, this is probably the closest transition.

A pack of two patties, 4-ounces each, costs $5.99.

Photo: Beyond Meat

Fast Food

White Castle Debuts Veggie Sliders No One Asked For


White Castle announced Tuesday that they will immediately begin serving a new vegetarian alternative to their famous sliders. The East Coast-based fast food chain will now include Veggie Sliders on their menu.

The slider features a Dr. Praeger’s veggie patty, which is made with carrots, zucchini, peas, spinach and broccoli, among other ingredients. They’re then lightly seasoned, grilled and thrown on a White Castle slider bun. Patrons can choose from one of three sauces: Ranch, Honey Mustard or Sweet Thai.

The sliders were tested throughout the past summer at select White Castle locations. It looks like they finally made the cut and will find a temporary spot on the White Castle menu.

White Castle will serve the sliders at pretty much all of their 400 locations, though the vegetarian alternative will only be available for a limited time. Each slider will be available for 99 cents.

Sure, no one makes the journey to White Castle just to try Veggie Sliders. Though buying one for the road probably won’t kill you.

Picthx White Castle


Man Unhappy with Jared’s Diet Robs Multiple Subways


Alabama police have arrested a man connected to multiple Subway robberies who claimed he wanted his money back for not losing weight eating the franchise’s sandwiches. WBRC reports that 18-year-old Zachary Torrence told the detectives after his arrest that he dropped a lot of dollar bills on Subway as a means to emulate “Jared’s diet.”

When Jared Fogle first stepped onto America’s television screens more than 15 years ago, we were all cheering him on for his Subway success. The guy lost a significant amount of weight eating what he claimed was nothing but Subway. Now we know there were other factors to Fogle’s success, like exercise and portion control, but we’re guessing this Alabama man didn’t.

Torrence claimed he had been ordering either a foot-long veggie sub or a six-inch turkey and had not seen the same results. Not sure how long the young man had been practicing the diet, or if he tried pairing it with exercise.

Police arrested Torrence after he was spotted at a Walmart with the orange shoes he was wearing in surveillance videos from previous robberies. He is being charged with one count of first degree robbery with a $250,000 bond.


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