Tofu Burgers

A thick chunk of marinaded and grilled tofu makes a satisfying veggie burger. Tofu burger
Yield 4 burgers
Time an hour
  • baking dish large, shallow bowl
  • grill OR large frying pan
  • spatula
  • 1 batch marinade
  • 1 pound extra-firm tofu, sliced into four 1-inch pieces and pressed
  • 2 T olive oil (if using frying pan)
Directions Mix your marinade in the baking dish, add tofu in a single layer, and flip to coat both sides. Let sit for at least 45, turning once or twice.

Grill: preheat to medium. Cook tofu 2 minutes, rotate 90 degrees (for a nice crosshatch pattern), and cook another 2 minutes. Then flip and repeat.

Frying pan: heat oil over medium heat. Cook tofu 3-4 minutes, flip, and cook the other side for another few minutes.

Dress up with your favorite burger fixings and serve immediately.


For cheeseburgers, top with a slice or two of cheese and cook another minute or so, until it melts.

You can eat these veggie burgers as you would a hamburger – on a bun or toast, topped with ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, onion, pickles….

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