The Sexy Vegan Cookbook Giveaway!

and Brian’s recipe for Beany Tahini Burgers with Dreamy Tahini Dressing.

In The Sexy Vegan Cookbook: Extraordinary Food from an Ordinary Dude  (New World Library, March 15, 2012), “regular dude” and YouTube cooking sensation Brian Patton shares 100 vegan recipes that are failure-proof, fun, and flavor-filled.

The Sexy Vegan Cookbook covers the basics of cooking, from slicing vegetables to finding the right type of tofu to recreating favorites without meat or dairy. With more than 100 recipes, Brian covers everything from cocktails (according to the Sexy Vegan, the most important meal of the day) to amazing breakfast sandwiches to desserts such as Sailor Peanut Rum Ice Cream. There are appetizers and nachos, pizza and tuna-like sandwiches as well as plenty of salads, pasta, and main dish choices.

Watch the trailer, it gave me quite a laugh. I’m definitely loving Brian’s attitude and sense of humor…something we all need a little more of. =)

You can visit Brian online and watch his fun cooking videos  here: http://www.thesexyvegan.com.

Since it’s Memorial Day Weekend and we all know that includes burgers, burgers and more burgers. What better way to celebrate the holiday and Brian’s awesome cookbook than by making one of his fabulous burger recipes.

5.0 from 2 reviews

The Beany Tahini Burger and Dreamy Tahini Dressing
 
Author:
Recipe type: Entreee

Ingredients
  • Makes 4 burgers
  • Ingredients:
  • One 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup cooked couscous
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 2 tablespoons chopped kalamata olives
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ roasted red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 buns of your choosing, halved
  • 2 tablespoons Dreamy Tahini Dressing
  • ½ medium cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups shredded romaine lettuce
  • 1 beefsteak tomato, thinly sliced
  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced
  • For Dreamy Tahini Dressing:
  • Makes 1½ cups
  • Ingredients:
  • ½ cup tahini
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ clove garlic
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh italian parsley
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh mint
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Pinch of smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions
  1. For the burgers:
  2. To make burger patty, in a large bowl, combine chickpeas, couscous, tahini, garlic, orgeano, olives, salt, and pepper. With a fork, potato masher, or your very clean hands, mash all of it together until 90 percent of the chickpeas are mashed. Now that you have this mass, gently fold in the roasted pepper as it would have been destroyed during the initial mixing). Divide the chickpea mixture into four portions and form into ¼-inch-thick patties.
  3. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add your burger patties to the pan, and cook them for 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until golden brown. Slather each bun half with dreamy tahini dressing, and assemble the burgers from the bottom up in the following order: 1 bun half, cucumber, chickpea patty, lettuce, tomato, onion, and the other bun half.
  4. For the Dreamy Tahini Dressing:
  5. In a food processor or blender, combine the tahini, lemon juice, water, garlic, parsley, mint, oil, and paprika, and puree until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

I made these into 8 sliders instead of 4 burgers. Alternately, you can bake these at 400 degrees F for 12 minutes, flipping halfway through cooking. I omitted the oil in the Dreamy Tahini Dressing and did not add any salt to either recipe. I also ate mine without the bun and a big green salad. This recipe is fantastic and foolproof. It’s easy, delicious and nutrient-rich. Please go check out Brian’s website http://www.thesexyvegan.com. He definitely has a lot to offer the plant-based world with his creativity and humor, thanks Brian for sharing your cookbook with me. =)

This giveaway is now closed =)

And now for the giveaway!

To enter the contest, leave a comment telling me what’s your favorite burger recipe. Don’t forget to leave your contact information so I can let you know if you win. =)

BONUS ENTRIES

You MUST leave each entry as a separate comment or only one comment will count.

  • Follow Brian @TheSexyVegan on Twitter
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  • Subscribe to Virtually Vegan Mama
  • Like Virtually Vegan Mama on Facebook and leave a comment on my wall.
  • Follow Virtually Vegan Mama (@virtveganmama) on Twitter
  • Tweet about this giveaway and tell me that you tweeted in the comments section; “I just entered to win The Sexy Vegan Cookbook by Brian L. Patton @virtveganmama”
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  • Stumble this giveaway
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All entries must be completed no later than Monday, June 4th 2012,  at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Winner will be announced on Tuesday, June 5th 2012, on my blog, and the winner will also be notified via the email address they provided in the comments section.

Good Luck and I know you will enjoy this recipe and Brian’s cookbook!!!

Happy Memorial Day!

xoxo,

Jen

 

173 Thoughts on “The Sexy Vegan Cookbook Giveaway!

  1. Olivia on May 28, 2012 at 5:16 pm said:

    I follow you on twitter!

  2. Olivia on May 28, 2012 at 5:17 pm said:

    I follow @TheSexyVegan on twitter! (@olivoliv)

  3. ella on May 28, 2012 at 6:34 pm said:

    Following TheSexyVegan on twitter. @ellaanachronism

  4. ella on May 28, 2012 at 6:36 pm said:

    Following you on twitter.

  5. ella on May 28, 2012 at 6:38 pm said:

    I actually don’t have any burger recipes. I am a vegetarian college student who has no cookbooks and pretty much no income, so I mostly just make smoothies and veggie paninis when I can. I definitely need some vegan cookbooks!

  6. Amalie on May 28, 2012 at 6:44 pm said:

    My favorite vegan burger is a simply spiced portabella mushroom. Quick and easy.

  7. Amalie on May 28, 2012 at 6:45 pm said:

    I put this pin on my page. :)

  8. Amalie on May 28, 2012 at 6:49 pm said:

    I liked your facebook page. :)

  9. Amalie on May 28, 2012 at 6:52 pm said:

    I posted a comment on your facebook page. :)

  10. Amalie on May 28, 2012 at 6:54 pm said:

    I liked The Sexy Vegan on facebook. :)

  11. Laura White on May 28, 2012 at 7:07 pm said:

    I followed sexy vegan on twitter!

  12. Laura White on May 28, 2012 at 7:07 pm said:

    I liked your facebook page!

  13. Laura White on May 28, 2012 at 7:07 pm said:

    I liked sexy vegan’s facebook!

  14. Santino on May 28, 2012 at 7:15 pm said:

    Here’s a link to my favorite burger recipe. It’s a good one!

    http://ohsheglows.com/2011/07/13/our-perfect-veggie-burger/

  15. denise misiak on May 28, 2012 at 8:46 pm said:

    I follow sexy vegan on twitter and liked on facebook

  16. Lisa on May 28, 2012 at 9:38 pm said:

    Love your website! I was searching for vegan broccoli salad and now I’m all excited about these yummy sounding burgers! :)

    My favor burgers are Zucchini Falafel Patties

    1 15oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
    1 cup bread crumbs (I like panko flakes)
    1 zucchini, grated
    1 tsp coarse salt
    1-2 cloves of garlic
    canola oil

    (serve with pita, lettuce, and vegan tziki sauce)

    mash chickpeas in a big bowl until smooth
    smooth in bread crumbs, zuc, salt, and garlic
    form patties and fry in canola oil until crisp

    I admit I haven’t found a vegan tziki sauce just yet, but I’m still learning.

  17. Lisa on May 28, 2012 at 9:40 pm said:

    I liked it on FB! :)

  18. Lisa on May 28, 2012 at 9:50 pm said:

    and now following on pintrest

  19. Nicole Belgarde on May 28, 2012 at 9:53 pm said:

    Most of the veggie or bean burgers that I’ve tried seem to fall apart. I’ve tried A LOT and the best one for holding together is Jeff Novicks burger. It tastes pretty good too. Thanks!

  20. Michelle on May 28, 2012 at 9:53 pm said:

    I don’t have a burger recipe but am looking forward to trying the Beany Tahini.

  21. Michelle on May 28, 2012 at 9:54 pm said:

    I like on Facebook

  22. Michelle on May 28, 2012 at 9:55 pm said:

    I subscribe to Virtually Vegan Mama

  23. Laura White on May 28, 2012 at 10:29 pm said:

    I shared the link via facebook! :)

  24. black bean veggie burger!!!

  25. subscribe to virutally vegan mama…xoxoxoxooox

  26. My favorite is a Double Cheese Stuffed Burgers!

  27. Liked The Sexy Vegan on Facebook

  28. Liked Virtually Vegan Mama on Facebook and leaved a comment on your wall.

  29. Jennifer M on May 29, 2012 at 8:49 am said:

    One of my favorite burger recipes is: Sweet Potato Quinoa Burgers

  30. Jennifer M on May 29, 2012 at 8:50 am said:

    I “Like” The Sexy Vegan on Facebook

  31. Jennifer M on May 29, 2012 at 8:51 am said:

    I Subscribe to Virtually Vegan Mama

  32. Jennifer M on May 29, 2012 at 8:52 am said:

    Follow Virtually Vegan Mama (@virtveganmama) on Twitter (i’m sleeky_meerkat)

  33. Like on Fb…xoooxoxxx

  34. jennP on May 29, 2012 at 2:36 pm said:

    I am still waiting to find the perfect veggie burger recipe! i am a fairly new vegetarian so this book would definitely help with the recipes!!

  35. Jaime Ellis on May 29, 2012 at 3:59 pm said:

    I liked your Facebook page!

  36. Jaime Ellis on May 29, 2012 at 4:00 pm said:

    Liked The Sexy Vegan on Facebook!

  37. I followed @TheSexyVegan!
    My twitter is @jasminebrownies

  38. I followed @virteveganmama!
    My twitter is @jasminebrownies

  39. I tweeted about the giveaway!
    My twitter is @jasminebrownies

  40. I like The Sexy Vegan on Facebook!

  41. I liked The Sexy Vegan on Facebook!

  42. I liked Virtually Vegan Mama on Facebook!

  43. I shared this giveaway on my Facebook page!
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  44. I subscribed to Virtually Vegan Mama with briones_jasmine@yahoo.com

  45. My favorite burger recipe:

    Vegan Black Bean Burgers
    2 teaspoons olive oil
    1/4 cup finely chopped onions
    1/4 cup finely chopped carrots
    1/4 cup finely chopped peppers (any color)
    1/4 cup finely chopped mushrooms
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    2 tablespoons ketchup
    2 teaspoons dijon mustard
    2 teaspoons ground cumin
    2 teaspoons ground chili powder
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    3/4 cup black beans
    1/4 cup panko bread crumbs

    I also added some potatoes and textured soy to it too!

    Instructions:
    1. Pre-heat oven to 450 F, and heat large skillet over medium-high heat.
    2. Add oil, onion, carrots, bell peppers, and mushrooms to skillet and saute for 4-5 mins.
    3. Add garlic, and saute for another minute. Add ketchup, chili pepper, salt to skillet (as well as dijuon mustard and cumin if desired)
    4. Remove pan from heat. In a separate bowl, combine beans, bread crumbs, and sauteed vegetables. Foil line a baking sheet.
    5. Once cool enough to handle, form into four equal patties, place onto foil lined sheet, and bake for 15 mins.

    Then I dressed it with homemade avocado hummus and a bit of veganaise, tomatoes, lettuce on a whole wheat vegan bun :) I also tried it in a wrap by making elongated slices and it worked great!

  46. I love the black bean burger recipe in “Veganomicon”! It’s my favorite so far. :)

  47. I follow you on Twitter!

  48. I tweeted about the giveaway! :)

  49. My favorite burger is definitely black bean. So simple and delicious!

  50. I liked The Sexy Vegan on Facebook.

  51. I follow @thesexyvegan

  52. I stumbled the giveaway. (First one!)

  53. Ashley on May 29, 2012 at 9:36 pm said:

    I don’t have a favorite veggie burger because I am too obsessed with trying a new recipe every time! :) Thanks for the giveaway!

  54. Ashley on May 29, 2012 at 9:36 pm said:

    I follow Brian

  55. Ashley on May 29, 2012 at 9:37 pm said:

    I like Sexy Vegan on FB

  56. Ashley on May 29, 2012 at 9:38 pm said:

    I subscribe!

  57. Ashley on May 29, 2012 at 9:38 pm said:

    I follow you on twitter

  58. Ashley on May 29, 2012 at 9:40 pm said:

    I tweeted!

  59. My fav burgers are quinoa burgers!

  60. i am loving this tahini beany burger!! my current fave is a spicy cauliflower potato burger.

  61. i follow you a bunch of places:)

  62. i follow sexy vegan on fb!

  63. Jade on May 30, 2012 at 3:31 am said:

    I followed Brian on Twitter :D

  64. Jade on May 30, 2012 at 3:32 am said:

    I tweeted the giveaway!!!

  65. Katie on May 30, 2012 at 4:43 am said:

    I really like blackbean burgers with salsa and guac. They really hit the spot. I’m excited to try another bean burger!

  66. Hmm I don’t have a recipe exactly, but I usually mash together some black beans, cooked sweet potato, bread crumbs and some spices for my burgers. Then I freeze ‘em, then bake them so they retain their shape a little better. Delicious!

  67. I follow the sexy vegan on twitter! (i’m @lindsayharmony)

  68. I like the sexy vegan on fb!

  69. I like your fb page (and I left you a comment)!

  70. I follow you on twitter! (@lindsayharmony)

  71. My favorite is definitely the beanburger from the Veganomicon! Delicious and quite easy to make!

  72. And I don´t know is this counts, but I reblogged this post on Tumblr…

  73. i love moosewood’s spicy black bean burger recipe. i leave out the egg, and they are vegan!

  74. I think my spicy chickpea burgers are my favorite, BUT… these Beany Tahini ones could be a close second- they look AMAZING!

  75. Megan McD on May 30, 2012 at 10:08 am said:

    I have a black bean and corn burger that I LOVE!

  76. Megan McD on May 30, 2012 at 10:09 am said:

    I liked The Sexy Vegan on Facebook.

  77. Megan McD on May 30, 2012 at 10:10 am said:

    I liked Virtually Vegan Mama on Facebook and left a comment.

  78. Megan McD on May 30, 2012 at 10:12 am said:

    I pinned this recipe and giveaway.

  79. Megan McD on May 30, 2012 at 10:14 am said:

    I shared the giveaway on my Facebook.

  80. Kristen N. on May 30, 2012 at 12:29 pm said:

    My favorite burger recipe is a black bean burger recipe that my mother created!

  81. Kelsi J on May 30, 2012 at 12:33 pm said:

    My boyfriend makes a killer veggie burger based on The Ultimate Veggie Burger – http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/001567.html

  82. Kelsi J on May 30, 2012 at 12:34 pm said:

    I also subscribed to your blog!

  83. Rebecca on May 30, 2012 at 1:04 pm said:

    Black bean burgers- black beans mashed, potatoes, nooch, rice, vinegar, mustard, bbq sauce, cashews, avocado

  84. Missy on May 30, 2012 at 1:29 pm said:

    I absolutley love grilled portabella mushroom burgers!! I make my own little marinade, which is different every time. I start with some olive oil, tamari, garlic salt and pepper, pineapple/orange/mango/peach juice depending on which fruit I am putting on my burger, and whatever herbs and spices I think will fit best with the fruit!

  85. Missy on May 30, 2012 at 1:30 pm said:

    I ‘liked’ The Sexy Vegan on Facebook!

  86. Missy on May 30, 2012 at 1:30 pm said:

    Like ‘Virtualy Vegan Mama’ on Facebook!

  87. Yvonne on May 30, 2012 at 1:43 pm said:

    I love the Chesapeake Tempeh Cakes from Vegan Brunch. But I find burger recipes extremely frightning: the burgers I make always fall apart!

  88. Rose on May 30, 2012 at 3:25 pm said:

    Tofu burger, tofu that has been battered and sauted, with lots of veggies and sauce to top it with a whole grain rolllllll.

  89. Rose on May 30, 2012 at 3:31 pm said:

    I liked Sexy Vegan Cookbook on Facebook.

  90. Rose on May 30, 2012 at 3:31 pm said:

    I pinned the Sexy Vegan Cookbook on Pinterest

  91. Rose on May 30, 2012 at 3:32 pm said:

    I liked Virtually Vegan Mama on Facebook

  92. I follow The Sexy Vegan on Twitter. I am @GurlInterruptd

  93. I follow Virtually Vegan Mama (@virtveganmama) on Twitter. I am @GurlInterruptd

  94. I tweeted about this giveaway “I just entered to win The Sexy Vegan Cookbook by Brian L. Patton @virtveganmama” See here: https://twitter.com/GurlInterruptd/status/207924949304885248

  95. I liked The Sexy Vegan on Facebook.

  96. I liked Virtually Vegan Mama on Facebook.

  97. I Subscribe to Virtually Vegan Mama.

  98. I shared on my Facebook page… twice.

  99. I don’t know how to Stumble, so I shared it on Tumblr instead… hope it counts! :)

  100. My fav burger recipe comes from Jonie Marie Newman, The Trifecta Burger!

  101. My favorite is the “Vegan burgers that don’t suck” burgers from Serious Eats website. Super delicious and thoughtfully researched.
    http://aht.seriouseats.com/archives/2012/03/the-food-lab-how-to-make-veggie-vegan-burgers-that-dont-suck.html?ref=search

  102. Hannah on May 30, 2012 at 4:42 pm said:

    I love the kidney bean chipotle burger recipe of Susan’s over at FatFree Vegan Kitchen

  103. Upstatelisa on May 30, 2012 at 5:09 pm said:

    I would love a copy! Yum!

  104. Upstatelisa on May 30, 2012 at 5:10 pm said:

    I just tweeted about the giveaway!

  105. Upstatelisa on May 30, 2012 at 5:11 pm said:

    I already like sexy vegan on fb!

  106. Upstatelisa on May 30, 2012 at 5:14 pm said:

    I liked u on fb

  107. Kelsey Gardner on May 30, 2012 at 7:12 pm said:

    I liked Virtual Vegan Mama on Facebook!

  108. Kelsey Gardner on May 30, 2012 at 7:13 pm said:

    I liked the Sexy Vegan on Facebook :)

  109. Ashlie on May 30, 2012 at 8:18 pm said:

    I like mashing together black beans and sweet potatoes with chipotle – pan fried and topped with guac, yummo!

  110. i posted my favorite vegan burger recipe for memorial day weekend as well! great minds think alike!

    here is a the link:
    http://marthastoever.wordpress.com/2012/05/29/the-road-to-running-part-v/

  111. i follow virtually vegan mama on twitter

  112. i follow the sexy vegan on twitter

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  115. i subscribe to virtually vegan mama

  116. Dawn on May 30, 2012 at 10:19 pm said:

    My favorite veggie burger recipe so far is the black bean burgers from Veganomicon. Most other recipes I’ve tried tend to fall apart. I could use some new good recipes!

  117. Dawn on May 30, 2012 at 10:20 pm said:

    I also “liked” you on Facebook. I just found your blog and I’m excited to try the cashew cream stuffed strawberries – I think my toddler will love them.

  118. The care free curry burgers from the ppk are awesome burger that uses up leftovers.

  119. I like the Sexy Vegan on Facebook.

  120. I like Virtually Vegan Mama on Facebook.

  121. I pinned this recipe.

  122. Kristen W on May 31, 2012 at 11:50 am said:

    I follow your blog!

  123. Kristen W on May 31, 2012 at 11:51 am said:

    I pinned your recipe!

  124. Kristen W on May 31, 2012 at 11:52 am said:

    My favorite veggi burger made thus far (and we make them often!!) was a spicy red bean burger. I don’t even remember where I got the recipe from at this point but it is still the best made yet!

    Can’t wait to give yours a try! Your pictures are gorgeous

  125. I’ve recently cut way back on meat and am on the hunt for a great veggie burger recipe – looks like I’ve found one here! Can’t wait to give these a try…

  126. liz (lemon tree) on May 31, 2012 at 7:53 pm said:

    My favorite burger has got to be falafel even though it is not that original. I love it with the white creamy sauce blended with cucumbers. The sauce would be made with vegan sour cream or a brazil nut cream. Then a big slice or two of heirloom tomato and possibly just have it on a thick slice of iceburg instead of a bun. I’d throw some currants in there for fun and also have it with a slice of red pepper or red pepper in the sauce. =D

  127. Melody on June 1, 2012 at 9:32 am said:

    I Liked The Sexy Vegan on Facebook

  128. Aimee Douglass on June 1, 2012 at 10:32 am said:

    I love a nice portabello burger on the grill, as well as the black bean burgers from The Happy Herbivore.

  129. I like Sexy Vegan on fb.

  130. katherine d on June 1, 2012 at 11:39 am said:

    lentil and brown rice burgers with nutritional yeast and whatever veggies strike my fancy

    katherinedibello (at) gmail (dot) com

  131. katherine d on June 1, 2012 at 11:44 am said:

    i subscribe to your blog via email

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  132. katherine d on June 1, 2012 at 11:45 am said:

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  133. Debbie on June 1, 2012 at 6:54 pm said:

    So far I love the sweet potato and black bean burger. the spices make it taste like a chili burger. Yum!

  134. Debbie on June 1, 2012 at 6:55 pm said:

    I subscribe to virtually vegan mama.

  135. Debbie on June 1, 2012 at 6:56 pm said:

    I like the sexy vegan on facebook.

  136. Debbie on June 1, 2012 at 6:57 pm said:

    I like your page and left a comment.

  137. Debbie on June 1, 2012 at 6:59 pm said:

    I shared this giveaway on my fb page.

  138. Debbie on June 1, 2012 at 7:00 pm said:

    Pinned it on pinterest.

  139. Chickpea Quinoa Burgers!

  140. liz (lemon tree) on June 2, 2012 at 1:26 pm said:

    I shared it on FB!

  141. Adrie on June 2, 2012 at 8:28 pm said:

    My favorite all time veggie burger is portabella mushrooms grilled with salt and pepper and then brushed with garlic butter. And if i feel super indulgent i top it with feta

  142. Karen on June 3, 2012 at 11:02 am said:

    Right now I eat Quorn patties (vegetarian chicken made from mushrooms) so I’m excited to try this recipe!

  143. Karen on June 3, 2012 at 11:03 am said:

    I liked the sexy vegan on Facebook!

  144. These burgers look really good! I’ve never thought of using tahini or couscous in a burger, but I bet the tahini with chickpeas is a great flavour combo. I can’t wait to try it out, thanks for the recipe!

  145. Hm… I’d have to say that my favourite burgers are anything fit for a slyder bun! Beans, tofu, setian, you name it, I’ll eat it!

  146. I liked The Sexy Vegan on facebook

  147. I followed Virtual Vegan mama

  148. I liked you on facebook and commented

  149. I shared this on facebook

  150. i follow Brian @TheSexyVegan on Twitter

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  152. I Subscribe to Virtually Vegan Mama

  153. I Like Virtually Vegan Mama on Facebook and left a comment on my wall.

  154. I Follow Virtually Vegan Mama (@virtveganmama) on Twitter

  155. Followed you on twitter!

  156. I Tweeted about this giveaway ……. “I just entered to win The Sexy Vegan Cookbook by Brian L. Patton @virtveganmama”

  157. I pinned it–recipe and giveaway

  158. Gigi on June 4, 2012 at 1:41 pm said:

    Spicy black bean burgers. Yum!

  159. Greta on June 4, 2012 at 9:29 pm said:

    Nothing beats a simple black bean burger on the grill. Basmati, garlic, some cumin and a pinch of mustard seed… All topped off with stoneground mustard and a rye bun!

  160. gasp – tahini + burgers – i loveeeee. totally bookmarked! i want to try making these asap.

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