Vegan Tofu Burger (GF)

Vegan Tofu Burger

Vegan Tofu Burger (GF)

Ingredients

For the tofu burgers:

  • 400 g (14 oz) firm tofu
  • 100 g (3.5 oz) breadcrumbs (gluten-free if necessary)
  • Salt + pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons oil (vegetable, rapeseed or olive)

For the sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon oil (vegetable, rapeseed or olive)
  • 1 onion , sliced
  • Splash red wine (ensure vegan/gluten-free if necessary – can be omitted)
  • 230 ml (1 cup) tinned tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons date syrup (or sub any other sweetener)
  • 2 tablespoons tamari (or soy sauce if not gluten-free)
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar (ensure gluten-free if necessary)
  • Salt + pepper to taste

To serve:

  • Salad lettuce, tomato etc
  • Burger buns (gluten-free if necessary)

Instructions

For the tofu burgers:

  • Break up the tofu with your hands (or chop into smaller pieces) and place in a food processor
  • Whizz until smooth
  • Place the tofu in a bowl with the breadcrumbs and salt + pepper
  • Use your hands to form the mixture into small, flat patties, which you can lay out on a plate – makes around 6 burgers
  • Heat up the oil in a frying pan and place the tofu patties in the pan once hot
  • Cook on a medium heat for 10-15 minutes, flipping over halfway through, until golden brown and crispy on both sides – be careful not to over cook

For the sauce:

  • It’s easiest to make this sauce while you’re also cooking the burgers
  • Heat up oil in a pan
  • Add the onion and cook for around 5 minutes, until softened
  • Add the red wine and cook for a minute until all the wine has evaporated
  • Add the tomatoes, date syrup, tamari, vinegar and salt + pepper
  • Bring to the boil and simmer on a low heat for 10-15 minutes
  • Taste and adjust seasoning as necessary (more date syrup for sweetness, more vinegar for sourness, more salt + pepper etc)

To serve*:

  • Place the burgers in burger buns. Add salad and plenty of sauce

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