Four minutes! That is all the time it takes to make this incredible whole food, plant-based compliant black bean burger. With the right brands, anything is possible. That’s why you will see Heidi Ho Cheese (made from cashews) and also the Engine 2 brand (found exclusively at Whole Foods Market) mentioned in this recipe. I did this one open-faced and it turned out perfectly.

Prep Time: 2 minutes, Cook Time: 2 minutes; Total Time: 4 minutes

Serving Size: 1


  • 1 top bun from the Engine 2 brand frozen, sprouted buns (found exclusively in Whole Foods Market’s freezer section)
  • 1 Engine 2 Diet Poblano Black Bean Burger patty (also found exclusively at Whole Foods Market’s frozen section)
  • 1 small container of Heidi-Ho “Pure” Cashew Cheese
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 tomato, washed and sliced
  • spinach or crisp romaine
  • sea salt and black pepper (optional)


1. Start by toasting your bun for 3 minutes in a toaster or toaster oven on medium.

2. Microwave your burger patty per the directions for :45 seconds per side, flipping once.

3. Slice your tomato and avocado and get ready to make art!

4. Once your bun is finished toasting, spread a hefty amount of Heidi-Ho Cashew Cheese on top of the bun for your first layer. After the cheese, place your black bean patty on top and then stack your sliced tomato, green spinach or romaine and avocado on top (in that order). Top with salt and pepper if you wish and enjoy!

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Cory Warren

Cory Warren is a husband, father of three, and vegan athlete who helps busy families eat more plant-based foods! His blog, Lean Green DAD, helps over-scheduled, busy people (mostly parents) maintain a healthy balance of plant-based nutrition, fitness, and overall wellness so they can go the extra mile for their families.
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