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Vegan Good Burger

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Vegan Good Burger

I don’t know how or why, but I made it the past 25 years without seeing the movie Good Burger. Maybe it was because I was 20 when it came out… and because I thought it was just some Nickeldeon movie for kids (I mean, it kinda was, but it holds up and I enjoyed it thoroughly). I was definitely too for school back then. In any case, this came courtesy of a request via Twitter and I’m glad it did! Not only am I happy to finally know and love Good Burger the film, but the sauce it inspired is truly inspired! I literally went “Yippy Skippy” the first time I tried it (okay maybe not literally, but the sauce definitely made me glad I wasn’t dead!)

Ed’s Sauce

Since there isn’t an official Ed’s Sauce recipe out there on account of it being top secret, I rewatched the scene and based mine on the two ingredients he admits to using (ketchup and lemon juice). I made some executive decisions and developed my own sauce from it!

And I gotta say, the key ingredient is the grilled onions! The sauce without them is a pretty good, but standard burger sauce. A little tangy and sweet, but once you grill some onions and blend them into the sauce, it elevates beyond a mere burger sauce. I do think this stuff could take out an evil corporate burger chain if it were competition for sure!

You’ll have some leftover grilled onions. Use them on a burger, or make some Animal Style Fries with ’em with Ed’s Sauce! That was so dang good!!

Check out the VIDEO below for a full run down!

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Vegan Good Burger

Vegan Good Burger

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Vegan Good Burger

  • 1 burger bun
  • 4-5 oz. plant based burger patty like Beyond or Impossible
  • Tomato sliced
  • Iceberg lettuce
  • 1 slice vegan cheese American if possible
  • Dill pickle slices

Ed’s Sauce

  • 3/4 cup vegan mayo
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp mustard Dijon is cool too!
  • 1 Tbsp BBQ sauce
  • 1 Tbsp dill relish
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp Worcestershire vegan!
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup grilled onions
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Red Food Coloring optional


  • Get a large onion and dice it. Then heat up a large skillet over medium heat with some oil. Add the diced onions, sprinkle a little salt on them, and then and grill until browned and softened, about 10 – 15 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • To make the Ed’s Sauce add all the ingredients to a blender, and blend until smooth. Taste and adjust for seasoning, then refrigerate until needed.
  • Next get a skillet up to medium heat. Brush some vegan butter or oil on your buns and then toast them until golden brown. Remove from pan and let them rest on a wire rack so they don’t steam.
  • Next, add your burger patty. Cook for around 3 minutes.
  • Flip the patty, add a piece of vegan cheese, squirt a few drops of water, and then cover the pan immediately to steam and melt the cheese. Cook until the cheese has melted, about 1-2 minutes. Remove from the pan.
  • Dress the bottom bun with Ed’s Sauce, then pickles, tomato, lettuce, cheeseburger, more Ed’s Sauce, top bun and ENJOY!
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