Japanese Tofu Hamburger (Vegetarian)

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This healthy Japanese Tofu Hamburger is made from 100% tofu. If you are looking for a delectable vegetarian dinner recipe, then this dish is an ideal choice!

Looking for easy tofu dishes? Try my Tofu KatsuAgedashi Tofu, or Teriyaki Tofu!

tofu hambagu served with salad

I’ll walk you through the ingredients and step-by-step instructions. I hope you enjoy it!

Why You Will Love This Recipe 

  • Tofu hamburger is a simple vegetarian dinner recipe that’s easy to make.
  • This recipe uses simple ingredients but satisfies your taste buds.
  • You can also stack the burger patties on a hamburger bun and add your favorite toppings to make a hamburger.

Recipe Ingredients

You’ll need the following ingredients to make this Tofu Hamburger:

ingredients for vegetarian tofu hambagu
  • Firm tofu is ideal for this recipe.
  • Hijiki is Japanese dry seaweed. Its soft texture makes it easy to bite. If hijiki is not available, you can substitute it with oats.
  • The tofu mixture consists of onion, ginger, and egg. Grate ginger would add a little flavor, but you can omit it if you don’t like it.
  • Panko is a Japanese-style breadcrumb.
  • Salt and Pepper to taste.

How To Make Tofu Hamburger: STEP BY STEP 

Here are some quick visual instructions! For the video and all the detailed ingredients and instructions, go to the printable recipe card below.

How to make tofu hamburger.

Step 1

Mix tofu, egg, and all the ingredients well.

Step 2

Leave the tofu mixture in the fridge for 30 minutes or more.

How to make tofu hamburger.

Step 3

Make round patties.

How to make tofu hamburger.

Step 4

Pan-fry each side until brown. 

tofu hambagu served with salad

Here you go! Serve them on a plate with your favorite sauce. A good one to try is ketchup mixed with mayonnaise or teriyaki sauce (a mixture of soy sauce, mirin, and sugar). You can also find the sauce recipe in this soy meat hambagu.

Recipe Tips

  • There is no need to press the tofu as the hijiki absorbs the water contained in the tofu.
  • If the tofu mixture doesn’t come together, try adding more panko to bind them.
  • You can also grill them in an oven at 180C for 10 to 15 minutes.

Storage

Store them in an airtight container and keep them in the fridge for 3 days. Frozen is recommended for long-term storage. Wrap each one individually, place them in a freezer bag, and store the bag in the freezer for about two weeks. When ready to eat, heat them in the microwave straight from the freezer.

tofu hambagu served with salad, rice, and miso soup

What To Serve With

If you are unsure about what to serve, here is an idea for the Japanese-style vegetarian lunch: Japanese Rice, Daikon Miso Soup, Tamagoyaki Japanese Rolled Egg, and Asparagus Salad.

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Japanese Tofu Hamburger Recipe

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Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Juri Austin
This healthy Japanese Tofu Hamburger is made from 100% tofu. If you are looking for a delectable vegetarian dinner recipe, then this dish is an ideal choice!

Equipment

  • Frying pan 26 cm (10 inches)

Ingredients

  • 1 block Tofu, 300g
  • 2 Tbsp Hijiki
  • ½ Onion
  • 1 clove Ginger
  • 1 Egg
  • ½ cup Panko , 100ml
  • a pinch of Salt and Pepper
  • Oil for cooking

Instructions

  • Prepare Ingredients: Grate ginger. Finely chop the onion and microwave for about 3 minutes.
  • Make the Tofu Mixture: Put tofu and hijiki in a large bowl and mix them until tofu becomes smooth. Add onions, grated ginger, an egg, panko, salt, and pepper and mix well. Leave the bowl in the fridge for more than 30 minutes.
  • Make patties: Grab the mixture by hand and make round shape patties.
  • Pan-fry: Add oil to a frying pan, heat on medium heat, place the patties, and pan-fry each side for about 3 minutes until brown. 

Video

Notes

  • Substitute: Grate ginger would add a little flavor, but you can omit it if you don’t have it.
  • Storage: 3 days in the fridge.
  • There is no need to press the tofu as the hijiki absorbs the water contained in the tofu.
  • If the mixture doesn’t come together, try adding some panko to bind them.
  • The seasoning is light, so eat them with a sauce such as a teriyaki sauce, ketchup, or Worcestershire sauce.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 181kcal | Protein: 12.7g | Sodium: 5mg
Course: Main
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: vegetarian tofu hambagu
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