Black Vegan Fried Tofu Burgers

Let’s make delicious Black Vegan Fried Tofu Burgers.

As I think, this recipe is a good illustration of how fast-food can be healthy and tasty in the same time.

The base of these delicious burgers is Tofu – the most nutritious and useful thing in the world. Tofu is bean curd (but very similar to cheese), produced from soy beans. It is rich of vitamins, minerals and protein. Therefore, tofu is really needful product to keep our body full of energy and strong enough.

The pan fried tofu is one of the basic methods to cook it. It don’t take a lot of time and don’t require something special. But here is the thing. I think the best practice how to release the flavor of this incredibly tasty Tofu cheese.

That recipe is pretty simple. All you need is some patience, creativity and love.

However, if you decide to buy buns, you will do it even faster!

Black Vegan Fried Tofu Burgers
Delicious and super fast Vegan Burgers with crispy pan - fried Tofu.
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Prep Time
1 hr 45 min
Cook Time
40 min
Prep Time
1 hr 45 min
Cook Time
40 min
For dough
  1. 500 gr. wheat flour
  2. 60 ml olive or corn oil
  3. 130 ml warm water
  4. 120 dairy – free milk (use soy or coconut)
  5. 1 tsp. sea salt
  6. 1 tbsp. sugar
  7. 1 pack active dry yeast
  8. Few drops of black gel food color
For burger patties
  1. 400 to 500 gr. tofu
  2. Potato starch
  3. 1 red onion
  4. 1 large tomato
  5. Some fresh salad leaves
  6. 2 tbsp. peanut sauce
  7. 2 tbsp. tomato sauce
  8. 2 tbsp. black balsamic sauce
  9. Chopped parsley and dill
For tomato sauce
  1. 4 to 5 fresh tomatoes
  2. 1 large onion
  3. 2 to 3 garlic cloves
  4. 2 tbsp. tomato paste
  5. 2 tbsp. sugar
  6. Olive oil for frying
  7. ¼ tsp. smoked paprika
  8. ¼ tsp. oregano
  9. ¼ tsp. curry
  10. Sea salt and ground black pepper
  11. Juice of one orange
  12. Juice of one lemon
  13. 100 gr. dry red juice
  14. 3 tbsp. vegetable protein sauce
  15. 2 tbsp. maple syrup
  16. 1 tsp. rice vinegar
For balsamic sause
  1. 3 tbsp. balsamic cream
  2. 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  3. 1 tbsp. teriyaki marinade
  4. 1 tbsp. maple syrup
  5. 2 tbsp. sweet chili sauce
For peanut sauce
  1. 2 tbsp. peanut butter
  2. 1 tbsp. hoisin sauce
  3. 1 tbsp. maple or agave syrup
  4. 2 tbsp. orange juice
  5. 1 tsp. sesame seeds
  1. First, we are going to make sauces.
Tomato sauce
  1. Finely chop onion and garlic. Stir – fry into preheated frying pan with oil for 5 minutes. Season with salt and drizzle with rice vinegar. Add tomato paste, mix well and sprinkle with some sugar. Add chopped tomatoes and cook 10 minutes with stirring all time.
  2. Pour in orange and lemon juice, wine, vegetable protein sauce and syrup. Mix well and cook up to 10 minutes. When sauce is thickens, season with salt, pepper, spices, give a good stir and cook it for some minutes more. Don’t forget to taste the sauce to make sure that all flavors are well balanced, or maybe it will need more spices or salt.
  3. Remove from the heat and cool at room temperature.
Balsamic sauce
  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Pour the prepared mixture into saucepan and cook over medium heat about 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from the heat, pour into bowl and completely cool.
Peanut sauce
  1. Mix peanut butter with hoisin, add orange juice and syrup. Stir well until combine. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and done! Sauce is ready.
  2. The next step is dough.
  3. Line baking trays with greaseproof paper.
  4. Combine water with sugar, add 1 tbsp. flour and yeast, mix well and set aside. Wait until mixture is well raised and double in size.
  5. Sift flour into mixing bowl, add salt. Pour in yeast mixture, dairy – free milk and oil. Knead the dough by hands or stand mixer with hook attachment until the dough become smooth and elastic. Cover the mixing bowl with clean kitchen towel and set aside in warm place for about 2 hours.
  6. After that divide dough in two parts and add to one black food coloring. Make two smooth balls.
  7. Divide each ball into 4 same sized pieces. Make balls again.
  8. Put them on lined baking tray, grease with milk mixture (2 tbsp. coconut milk plus 1 tbsp. maple syrup), sprinkle with sesame seeds and set aside for 30 minutes.
  9. Preheat oven to 180 °C (350 °F) and bake buns about 30 to 35 minutes.
  10. Let’s cook tofu. Slice it in 2 flat pieces, dip each one in potato starch and fry into preheated frying pan with oil until nice golden.
  11. Transfer to plate lined with paper towels to remove oil.
  12. Slice buns in half. Spread a nice layer of tomato sauce on top of one half and peanut sauce on other one.
  13. Then put salad leaves, then tofu, drizzle with balsamic sauce, add tomato slices and onion circles. Sprinkle with chopped herbs on top and cover with another part of bun.
  14. Repeat the same process with another bun and serve these delicious burgers with ice cold drinks!
  15. Enjoy!
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