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Vegan BBQ Tofu Burger !!!Enjoy!!!

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Category: Healthy Recipes, Main Dish, Barbeque

 Ingredients List

  • Two vegan hamburger buns
  • Toasted sesame oil for toasting the buns
  • ½ cup wild arugula for filling
  • Sriracha for garnish
  • Vegan mayo
  • Whatever burger filling you like (i.e., pickled kimchi, cucumber salad, sautéed red onion, etc)
  • For the BBQ Tofu:
  • Oil spray
  • one (16-ounce) firm tofu, pressed overnight using TofuXpress, slice in half (2 tofu slabs)
  • For the Barbecue Rub:
  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • ½ tablespoon garlic powder
  • ¼ tablespoon ground cumin
  • ¼ tablespoon ground pepper
  • For the Barbecue Sauce in a Flash:
  • 6 tablespoons organic ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons minced onions
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon Barbecue Rub (see recipe above)
  • pinch ground cayenne
  • pinch ground pepper


Make BBQ Tofu:

1. Put all the "Barbecue Rub" ingredients (dry mustard, onion powder, smoked paprika, garlic powder, ground cumin and ground pepper) in a small bowl and stir to combine. This is your "Barbecue Rub", set it aside.

2. Put all the "Barbecue Sauce in a Flash" ingredients (ketchup, minced onions, dark brown sugar, seasoned rice vinegar, garlic, Barbecue Rub, ground cayenne and ground pepper) in a medium saucepan and stir to combine. Bring to boil over medium-high heat. Decrease the heat to low and simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes. Optional: For a completely smooth sauce (without texture from onions), let the sauce cool a bit after cooking, then put it in a blender and process until smooth.

3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Rub the tofu slabs all over with the "Barbecue Rub." Apply a thin layer of oil (or use a non-stick spray) to condition the surface of the pan, when needed. Bake for about 25-30 minutes until slightly browned and flipping both sides halfway.

4. In a large saucepan at medium heat, add "Barbecue Sauce in a Flash." Quickly coat both sides of tofu and stirringly occasionally until desired temperature is reached (about 5-8 minutes). Do this for both tofu slabs. Drizzle the sauce over the tofu in the end. Optional: You can press the tofu slabs in a panini grill quickly for the fun grill marks.

Serve chilled.

Make Burger:

5. Toast your hamburger buns onto the griddle pan (at medium-high heat) with toasted sesame oil until slightly golden brown. Spread one of the buns with mayo. Add the BBQ tofu, wild arugula and a bit of Sriracha. Add whatever filling you like! Serve and enjoy!

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