EASY CHEEZY TOFU BURGER
Prepare yourself for the simplest yet most divine tasting burger you have ever come across. This recipe may seem extremely quick and simple, but just wait until you taste it. This is part of a new set of recipes I am creating for the working vegan. Quick and simple recipes which take little or no preparation that are still extremely tasty and nutritious. The key to this burger is that the longest part of the preparation is in the marinating and baking of the tofu which takes about 40 minutes. Whilst that is happening you can sit down and relax with a glass of wine. No need for standing around in the kitchen! Perfect. Enjoy x
1 block of firm tofu, must not be silken tofu
For the marinade you will need 6-8 tablespoons dark soy sauce and 2 tablespoons (shop bought) sweet chilli sauce, the kind used for dipping.
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
Spreadable vegan cheese or vegan cheese slices
Toppings of your choice
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius ( 350 F ) Gas Mark 4.
Start by slicing the block of firm tofu into 3 or 4 1 centimetre slices and gently prick with a fork. The tofu does need to be drained but not pressed. If you are in the UK, I recommend using the Dragonfly range of firm tofu.
Put the slices in a bowl and cover with the marinade. Be sure that all areas of the tofu are covered in the marinade and marinade for 5 minutes.
Place the tofu slices on a foil lined baking tray and bake for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven, gently turn and sprinkle the slices evenly with the nutritional yeast and put back in the oven for a further 15 minutes.
After this amount of time they will start to feel rubbery at the edges. Now sprinkle them with a little amount of water and place back in the over for a further 10 minutes.
Remove from the oven and sprinkle with a little more water, then leave for 5 minutes to let the proteins relax.
Now build your burger.
Place 1 or 2 slices of your tofu in your preferred bun and spoon over a teaspoon of spreadable vegan cheese alternative. If you are in the UK I suggest using G-Veez which can be purchased from Good Carma Vegan Cheese, or another cheese of your choice.
Top with your chosen toppings and and a dollop of ketchup and mustard.
Serve however you wish, with fries, salad or just as it is.