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Tofu Burger with Creamy Mushroom Sauce


  • Author: Loving It Vegan
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 60 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 mins
  • Yield: 2-4

Description

Baked and marinated tofu served on a hamburger bun with lettuce, sliced tomato and the richest, creamiest mushroom sauce. A real treat for burger lovers. Flavorful, savory and deliciously satisfying.


Ingredients

For the Tofu Burgers:

  • 1 Block Firm Tofu (18 oz or smaller)
  • Hamburger Buns
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato

For the Marinade Sauce:

For the Mushroom Sauce:

  • 18 oz (500g) White Button Mushrooms
  • 2 Tbsp (30ml) Soy Sauce
  • 1 cup (240ml) Coconut Cream
  • 1 Tbsp (8g) All-Purpose Flour

Instructions

  1. Press the tofu for 20 minutes either using a Tofu Press, or by wrapping it in absorbent towel and placing something heavy (like a heavy pot) on top of it.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit (180 degrees celsius).
  3. When pressed, cut the tofu into thick square burgers.
  4. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  5. Place the tofu burgers onto the parchment paper and bake in the oven for 40 minutes, turning the tofu over after 20 minutes.
  6. Mix the marinade sauce into a bowl.
  7. When the tofu is finished baking, place the tofu into a dish and pour the marinade sauce over it.
  8. While the tofu is marinating, start your mushroom sauce.
  9. Chop the mushrooms and add to a pan with the 2 Tbsp Soy Sauce.
  10. Cover with a lid and turn the heat to medium high.
  11. When the mushrooms release their water and are bubbling away remove the lid and let the water cook off.
  12. When the water is mostly evaporated, add the coconut cream and simmer for a minute.
  13. Then mix the Tbsp of flour with a small amount of leftover coconut cream (or water) into a thick paste.
  14. Stir it into the sauce.
  15. Allow to boil for a couple of minutes after adding the flour to further thicken up before removing from the heat.
  16. While the sauce cools, heat a pan on the stove, and then remove the tofu from the marinade sauce, using a slotted spatula so that most of the sauce remains behind and place it into the frying pan.
  17. Brown the tofu a few minutes on each side, until properly browned.
  18. Prepare your hamburger buns, adding lettuce and sliced tomato.
  19. Add the browned tofu burger on top, and finish up with some mushroom sauce, or serve the mushroom sauce on the side.

Notes

*The baking time for the tofu may be less, it depends on how thick your tofu burgers are.

*We used an 18 oz block of tofu, but any good size block of firm tofu will do.

*Nutritional Estimate is based on 1 burger of 3, including bun, garnish and a generous amount of sauce.

*You could easily get 4 burgers out of this recipe with an equivalent size block of tofu, by cutting the tofu slices a bit thinner.

  • Category: Burger, Entree
  • Cuisine: Vegan

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Burger (of 3)
  • Calories: 701
  • Sugar: 13.3g
  • Fat: 39g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 50.5g
  • Fiber: 4.6g
  • Protein: 41g