Herbed Tofu Burgers

Herbed Tofu Burgers Recipe

By Veegs

🔪Prep Time: 10 minutes

👩‍🍳Cook Time: 45 minutes


1 teaspoon olive oil

1 cup chopped yellow onion

2 garlic cloves, minced

One 14-ounce block extra firm tofu, pressed for about 30 minutes

2 tablespoons liquid aminos (or gluten-free tamari)

1 teaspoon v egan Worcestershire sauce (gluten-free if necessary)

½ teaspoon liquid smoke

½ teaspoon ground cumin

½ teaspoon dried thyme

½ teaspoon dried oregano

½ teaspoon dried basil

½ teaspoon dried parsley

¾ cup rolled oats (certified gluten-free if necessary)

½ cup vegan bread crumbs (gluten-free if necessary)

2 tablespoons sesame seeds

Salt and black pepper to taste

Olive oil spray

6 vegan burger buns (gluten-free if necessary)

Burger fixings (all are optional): lettuce, sliced tomato, sliced avocado, sliced red onion, pickles, Pickled Red Cabbage & Onion Relish , ketchup, mustard, barbecue sauce, Basic Cashew Cheese Sauce or other vegan cheese


1Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat.

2Add the onion and garlic and sauté until the onion is translucent.

3Transfer to a food processor. Add the tofu, liquid aminos, Worcestershire sauce, liquid smoke, cumin, thyme, oregano, basil, parsley, and ¼ cup of the oats. Process until smooth.

4Transfer the mixture to a large bowl and add the remaining oats, the bread crumbs, and sesame seeds. Mix until combined. Add salt and pepper.

5Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Divide the mixture into six equal parts. Using your hands or a greased biscuit cutter (sized to fit the buns), form the mixture into patties and place on the baking sheet.

6Heat a large grill pan or frying pan, preferably cast iron, over medium heat. Generously spray the pan with olive oil.

7Place 2 or 3 patties in the pan (however many will fit without being crowded) and cook for 4 to 5 minutes on each side, a few minutes longer if your patties are more than ¾ inch thick, until firm, crisp, and browned on the outside.

8Place the burgers on buns. Repeat with the remaining patties, respraying the pan between batches.

9Let everyone assemble their burger with their choice of fixings. Leftover burgers will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.

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