Gluten-Free, Vegan Tofu Burgers

Tofu Burgers
I've been missing burgers! I can't tolerate all the fat in living/raw burgers (flax and seeds) even though they are delicious! So, since gluten has not been my friend, I've learned (with the the help of a few inspirational sites) to make my own gluten-free, vegan burger. It's flavorful, meaty-textured, quick and easy!
Most importantly I don't have to guess what's in it!



Ingredients:
1 carton of extra-firm tofu (not silken), mashed

1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp paprika
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp dried parsley
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/4 cup oats (ground in a coffee grinder)
1-2 Tbsp garbanzo bean flour (optional: gives great flavor!)

1 Tbsp Worcester sauce
1 Tbsp Braggs Liquid Aminos

1 Tbsp oil (olive or peanut)

Directions:
Combine all the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl until thoroughly mixed. Add the mashed tofu and liquid ingredients. It is better to mash the tofu with your hands until the mixture is well combined. Shape into 6 medium sized patties (not to thick or thin). Set patties aside on wax or parchment paper.

Heat oil in a skillet on medium heat and fry patties until golden brown on each side (approx 3-5 minutes of each side).

Serve on desired bread with the works! I chose sliced tomato, sliced fennel, lettuce, and mustard (out of ketchp), salt and pepper.

*Be very gentle with these burgers; they tend to be fragile, but will hold together if not made to large.
**For those who are new to vegan cooking tofu/soy doesn't have much flavor, and tastes like whatever you mix with it. If you can determine the right about of ingredients, your tofu/soy dish will create a satisfying familiar taste that is healthier than it's replacement and just as gratifying.
***Feel free to tweak the recipe to fit your personal taste and let me know how it comes out!


Enjoy :)

2 comments:

Laura said...

These sound delicious! I cannot wait to try them!

ItVeganAtGenesis said...

My hubby really liked them. He finished them off for breakfast. He's an omnivore by the way, and loves meat so that says alot.

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