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Classic Tofu Burger

Classic vegetarian tofu burger serve on mini whole-wheat buns and crisp vegetables. Omit the buns for a lower calorie version.
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Yields: 6 Burgers


1 pack (14 oz.) of extra-firm tofu, drained and cut into 6 slices ½ cup of soy sauce 1 tbsp. of sugar/honey 1 tbsp. of rice or wine vinegar 1 clove of garlic, minced ½ tsp. ground black pepper 6 slices of low-fat American cheese 6 mini whole-wheat buns, toasted 4 oz. of alfalfa sprouts 5-6 small radishes, thinly sliced Cooking spray to coat the skillet Nonfat honey or Dijon mustard (optional)


---To marinade tofu --- In a small saucepan, combine sugar/honey, soy sauce, garlic, black pepper, and vinegar. Cook over medium-low heat for 5 minutes. Transfer marinade to a bowl and submerge the tofu slices for 15 minutes. --- To make tofu burger --- Lightly coat the skillet with cooking spray. Cook marinated tofu over medium heat for 2-3 minutes per side. Place one slice of low-fat American cheese on top of each tofu slices and cook for one minute or until the cheese melts. Serve on a toasted mini whole-wheat bun with sliced radish, alfalfa sprouts. Add nonfat honey or Dijon mustard, if desired.
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*Consult with your dietitian to make sure this recipe fits in your diet plan and stage.