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.