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tofu burgers/ japanese style

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Pat Duran
Las Vegas, NV

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 ratings)
yield 4 servings
prep time 10 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Pan Fry

Ingredients For tofu burgers/ japanese style

  • 1 lb
    pkg. firm tofu, cubed
  • 1/2 md
    sweet onion, minced
  • 1 md
    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
    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.
  • Serve on bun of your choice and add  any topping you like; such as cabbage slaw, tomatoes, lettuce, pickles, onion  any or all  it's up to you.
    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....