Tofu Burgers/ Japanese Style

Pat Duran


This is an easy and tasty tofu burger recipe. This recipe makes nice firm burgers that don't fall apart; and using homemade BBQ sauce is the best, but store bought is fine too.
This recipe is from friend who lived in Japan while husband was stationed there.(Lillian M )


★★★★★ 2 votes

4 servings
10 Min
20 Min
Pan Fry


  • 1 lb
    pkg. firm tofu, cubed
  • 1/2 medium
    sweet onion, minced
  • 1 medium
    carrot, minced
  • 2 Tbsp
    all purpose flour or gluten free baking mix
  • 1/2 c
    panko bread crumbs or spelt bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp
    each dried basil and dried thyme of use 2 teas. mixed herbs
  • 1 dash(es)
    ground nutmeg
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste

  • 2 Tbsp
    vegan worcester sauce
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    agave syrup or maple syrup
  • 2 tsp
    sriracha sauce, optional spicy

How to Make Tofu Burgers/ Japanese Style


  1. Burgers:
    Microwave the tofu for 2 minutes. Press water out- as much as you can- the more the better.
    Heat onion and carrot in hot oil vegetable in skillet, until tender and carrots is soft.
  2. Place well pressed tofu, veggies and remaining ingredients into a bowl and mix well to combine, like making regular meat burgers.
  3. Divide mixture into 4 portions and shape into burgers.
    Fry on both sides over medium heat in a covered pan until burgers are brown , turning once.
  4. BBQ Sauce:
    Combine all ingredients and spread on burgers.
    Add any condiments you desire; such as cabbage salad, pickles, onion, lettuce, tomato, etc....

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About Tofu Burgers/ Japanese Style

Main Ingredient: Tofu/Soy
Regional Style: Asian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian

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