Tasty Tofu Burgers

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Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep
1 hr
Cook
10 mins

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a large frying pan, heat 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil and saute the onions until soft.
  2. Add chopped mushrooms and cook for another 3-4 minutes.
  3. Set aside.
  4. In a food processor, blend 8 oz tofu with garlic and basil.
  5. Blend until smooth.
  6. Transfer to a medium mixing bowl and add sauted onion/mushroom mixture, 1 and 1/2 cups bread crumbs, tomato paste, balsamic vinegar and red pepper flakes.
  7. Grate the remaining tofu-add to the mixing bowl.
  8. Stir well to combine.
  9. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  10. Divide mixture into 6 patties-press together well.
  11. Coat each patty well with the remaining 1 cup bread crumbs.
  12. Add remaining olive oil to the same skillet you used to saute the onion/mushroom mixture.
  13. Over medium heat to medium high heat fry patties 4-5 minutes on each side.
  14. Be gentle when you flip them-tofu burgers tend to fall apart.
  15. Drain on paper towels, salt and pepper to taste.
  16. These are quite nice on crusty rolls with a garlic mayo, spinach, red onion rings and slivered sun dried tomatoes(winter) or garden fresh slices of tomato.