Sunday, December 2, 2012

Chili Cheese Burgers

This meal follows shortly after my Chili Cheese Dogs and is even easier to make than the dogs were!  I'm not going to apologize for using shortcuts.  Feeding a family on a regular basis, homeschooling my children, and keeping busy in so many other countless ways justifies me in taking a break every now and then in food preparation.  This is a kid-friendly meal, and we all gobbled them up.  Treat yourself to a break too, and make these soon.  :-)

Chili Cheese Burgers


Vegan Boca burgers - enough to feed your family.  I use three boxes: enough for seconds for some and leftovers.
Canola oil for frying
1- 29 oz. can vegan chili beans or 2 - 15 oz. cans
Follow Your Heart Vegan Gourmet cheese, cheddar style, sliced somewhat thinly
Your favorite burger buns


Heat a couple of tablespoons of the oil in large pan that has a lid over medium heat.  (Don't put the lid on, yet.)  When hot, add four to six burgers, however much your pan can hold in single layer.  Brown on one side, three to five minutes.  Flip burgers over and add the slices of cheese to the top of each burger.  Add the lid to the pan and cook until the cheese melts, another couple of minutes.  In the meantime, heat the can of beans in a medium pot over medium heat.  When the burgers are done, place them on the bottom half of a burger bun, scoop a spoonful of chili beans over the top, and add the top of the bun.  Finish with the rest of the burgers.  Serve with a side of veggies for a complete meal.  Feeds five hungry vegans.


  1. I don't blame you one bit for taking shortcuts! I remember how hectic it could be with two kids and that was without homeschooling. I'm very impressed that you do so much!

    This looks like a meal Mike and I would really enjoy. :)

  2. Looks yummy! I'm all about shortcuts. I like to put together easy meals during the week when my schedule is full and say fancier recipes for the weekend.

    BTW, thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

  3. Nothing wrong with shortcuts and ready made options. When you've had a nightmare of a day, and you're too tired to cook, or you're just not able to, burgers, hot dogs, whatever, are total gifts!

  4. I think this is great short cut supper and you are right, for a busy family it is an excellent quick nutritious meal!!! I am going to steal this for sure and put it in our rotation!!!
    This reminds me of the burgers my mom and I used to get at steak and shake!

  5. Jessica, thank you. :-)

    Molly, thanks - sometimes on sites, I've seen people judge others for shortcuts. I don't think any of my wonderful commenters would do that, though.

    Sage, that sounds like a nice schedule.

    Andrea, yay! I think so, too.

    Joey, we are agreed!

    VV, thanks for understanding. :-) Enjoy it when it's rotated in.

  6. If you want to make it even easier on yourself, just put the Burgers on a cookie sheet in the oven, top with the Beans & Cheese and bake for 20 minutes. Just sayin..

  7. See, SV, you are the queen of easy! That's an even shorter-shortcut.

  8. I imagine that keeping your kids fed and educated really is a huge job! This looks like the kind of meal I would have LOVED as a kid.