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


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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


  • 1Burgers:
    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.
  • 2Place well pressed tofu, veggies and remaining ingredients into a bowl and mix well to combine, like making regular meat burgers.
  • 3Divide 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.
  • 4BBQ 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

Course/Dish: Other Sauces, Spreads, Burgers
Main Ingredient: Tofu/Soy
Regional Style: Asian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy, Heirloom

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