Recipe: Cajun Tofu Burger

tofu2Spice up your meat-free barbecue options and impress your vegetarian friends.

Makes 6 to 8 burgers.

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil, plus more for brushing
  • 1 large carrot, finely diced
  • 1-2 jalepeño peppers, finely diced
  • 1/3 cup red onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup green onion, finely chopped
  • 1 16-oz package extra firm tofu, pressed to remove excess liquid
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons barbecue sauce*
  • 1/2 cups bread crumbs

Sauté vegetables in teaspoon olive oil until soft.

While the vegetables are cooking, use a fork to mash tofu until crumbled.

Mix in vegetables and remaining ingredients. Allow to sit, refrigerated, for 2 hours or overnight.

Form mixture into 4-5-oz patties with hands. Brush with olive oil and sear on each side for 3-5 minutes on grill or in sauté pan until golden.


*Try 2 tablespoons Sriracha and 1 tablespoon brown sugar in place of barbecue sauce for a Korean spin.