Jul 22, 2009

Greek style Tofu Burgers

Just because I'm a vegetarian it does not mean that I don't like burgers, actually I love burgers just not the ones made out of meat. Tofu burgers are one of my favorite meals especially in the summer. And what's not to like? Great tasting, packed with proteins, easy to make and fast.
I know that veggie burgers are available in supermarkets, but (if you are a vegetarian, or just curios)next time you go shopping check the label and see how many other ingredients are listed that have nothing to do with veggies or tofu.
I was very happy when sometime ago, on food network on the show "Cooking like a Chef" Georges Laurier made the vegan tofu burgers, the episode was called " Vegetarians Mains"
I change the recipe a little to suit my liking.


350 g extra firm tofu ( 1 package) patted dry
1/4 cup balkan style plain yogurt ( or any other style )
4 tbsp fresh dill chopped
2 tbsp soy sauce ( I used low sodium)
4 oz mushrooms ( any kind)
1 cup breadcrumbs ( I used italian)
1 tbsp olive oil.
salt and pepper to taste

Cut the mushrooms in small pieces, and cook them in 1 tbsp of olive oil in frying pan over medium heat, until all the water is released and the mushroom start to caramelize.

In a large mixing bowl I mashed the tofu with a fork, add the yogurt, the chopped dill and breadcrumbs.

Add the caramelized mushrooms. Mix well.

The mixture should be just firm without being soggy.

Form the mixture into burger shapes. You can cook them on an oiled grill or on a lightly oiled frying pan. Cook until browned on both sides. Serve on a bun with your favorite toppings and tzatzicki sauce.



Anonymous said...

hi laura.
the burger looks delicious.k doesn't like tofu.can i substitute with some other ingr.i wish i culd have 1.(iam hungry)
keep up the good work.

Laura said...

Hi Rekha,
Yes you could use the same amount of ground meat( 350g) but you might need more breadcrumbs. Also it will take longer to cook.

skinny asian girl said...

This is definitely on my dinner menu! I also wanted to try out a carrot patty, which might work out too!!

Anonymous said...

Very interesting recipe and what a wonderful idea to have used tofu!

Laura said...

Thanks skinny asian girl,
I think the carrot patty is delicious and also the garden vegetable patty.

Laura said...

Tofu is one of the most versatile products I ever worked with.

lisaiscooking said...

I love veggie burgers but never take the time to make my own. I'm inspired to do it now though. These sound delicious.

Laura said...

Thanks Lisa,
Those are very easy and fast to make, and better tasting than the ones you buy.

Anonymous said...

I tried tofu once and it wasn't my favorite thing in the world! I said I'd give it another shot and this just might be the thing to try it on!

Laura said...

Hi foodnfit,
Tofu doesn't have any taste, and it's great. It all depends how you cook it. It can take any flavor you like.

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