Tofu Burgers #SundaySupper

I love tofu but have to confess that I haven’t played much with it outside of frying it. So when I found out that Sunday Supper was doing a meatless theme I decided that it was time to branch outside of my comfort zone with tofu. When I had previously looked up recipes for tofu burgers it seemed the normal way to do it was slice the tofu and just serve it as is grilled. Now to me that didn’t seem very exciting so when I found this recipe on Chef in You I decided it was more down the route I wanted to go. This burger was so full of flavour and the texture was perfect.

I am so excited about the menu today because we are always looking for new meatless recipes to try. Going meatless for meals during the week was one of the first changes I made to our budget when we started this journey of budgeting and it has made such a huge difference.

Tofu Burgers

1 onion, finely chopped
200 gms (6 oz) cremini mushrooms,finely chopped
350 gms (11 oz) hard tofu, with water pressed out
2-3 cloves of garlic
3-4 Tbsp basil
200gms (2 c.) bread crumbs (or use gluten free)
1 heaped Tbsp tomato paste
2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 Tbsp chilli garlic sauce, or to taste
Extra breadcrumbs for coating
Recipe from Chef in You


In a pan, heat about a tsp of olive oil and sauce the onions until soft. Add the mushrooms and cook over low heat until onions begin to break down and caramelise. When I did mine I wasn’t paying close enough attention to the recipe when it called for the onions and mushrooms to be finely chopped. So last minute I decided to caramelise the onions to help break them down so it would be easier to form the patties. This ended up giving it amazing flavour. Once caramelised set aside and allow to cool.

In a food processor, blend the tofu with garlic and basil.

Add the mushrooms and onion mixture to a bowl and stir the crumbled tofu, breadcrumbs, tomato paste, vinegar and chilli sauce.

Stir until well mixed and then refrigerate for about 30 minutes. Divide mixture into patties, pressing together well. This makes 4-6 patties depending on how large you make the patties.

Coat them with extra breadcrumbs. In a frying pan add some olive oil to coat the pan and shallow fry or pan fry the patties. Cook them 4-5 minutes on each side or until they are golden. Make sure to turn them carefully to prevent them from breaking up. Drain on paper towels. If desired you can season them with salt at this point while they are still fresh from the skillet, we personally didn’t feel they needed it. We served our tofu burgers with spinach, tomato and hummus.

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19 Responses to Tofu Burgers #SundaySupper

  1. Manu says:

    What a great way to serve tofu! And I really like that you paired it with hummus! Great idea!

  2. Cali says:

    Can’t wait to try these. Thanks so much for the recipe.

  3. Shaina says:

    I really want to start cooking with tofu more often, thanks for the inspiration!!

  4. Have had plenty of tofu, but never in a burger! I mut try your recipe.

  5. I really need to try tofu! Your burgers look just incredible!

  6. Liz says:

    I’ve thought of frying tofu on numerous occasions but haven’t gotten to it yet! Your burgers with all the wonderful flavors and textures looks like a winner!

  7. Hezzi-D says:

    Tofu burgers?? We eat tofu weekly but I’ve never heard of tofu burgers before. I need these on my list!

  8. This looks yummy! I can’t wait to make it!

  9. What a perfect way to have tofu! Great idea!

  10. This sounds like a great way to spice up tofu!

  11. Renee says:

    I have to admit I’m not a fan of tofu. However, I have a vegetarian friend who loves it and now I know what to make when I invite friends over for burgers and there will be these for the vegetarians.

  12. I love tofu and these burgers look fabulous!!

  13. Ooh this looks right up my alley!

  14. I have never worked with tofu. I honestly have only had in miso soup in the past. But now I really want to give it a try!

  15. Yes, meatless meals save so much money! And it really doesn’t feel like it’d be much of a sacrifice with a recipe like this. I love all of the things you added to flavor up that tofu! Mushrooms make everything better :)

  16. I don’t eat much tofu but these burgers sound very inviting!

  17. Soni says:

    Love Tofu and these burgers are calling my name :) Mushrooms are such a great idea and the flavors sound fantastic!Cannot wait to try :)

  18. I have never had tofu and I’m a little afraid to try it, but these burgers look awesome and like a great way to give it a go!

  19. Jennifer B says:

    I always thought that tofu was the most disgusting thing on the planet, but I had this tofu burger that completely changed my mind. I would definitely have a bite of yours!

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