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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Easiest Gluten-Free Vegan Burgers / Tofu Patties with BBQ Sauce +MeatlessMonday

Guys, these are seriously the easiest and tastiest burgers I've ever made, and I have a thing for tasty, healthy burgers. So much so that I have not one, but three gluten free vegan burger recipes on the blog. This will be the fourth!

They're so simple to make and ingredients are minimal. They're great for a quick, healthy meal, particularly if you pair them with my Baked Root Vegetable Fries.

And smoked paprika lends the burgers a smoky BBQ flavour that is super addictive.

Here's how easy these burgers are: 

Slices of drained, organic, extra firm tofu
Dredged in a seasoning mix and fried on both sides until golden brown

I like them smothered in my my Homemade BBQ Sauce which also happens to make an excellent dip for fries.

Ingredients for Vegan, Gluten Free Tofu Patties

1 package organic extra firm tofu

1/2 cup white rice flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp smoked paprika
1/4 tsp garlic powder

2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil


1. Wrap tofu block in a clean towel and drain for twenty minutes. I do this with the tofu sandwiched between two plates, and a heavy book on top to weigh the top plate down. Slice tofu into patties approximately 1/4" thick.

2. Sift together flour, salt, paprika, and garlic powder and blend. Dredge the tofu through the flour mix to coat both sides.

3. Heat olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Fry tofu on one side for 5 minutes, until golden brown. Flip and fry on second side for another 3-5 minutes.

And you're done!

Of course, you can always serve it topped with my Homemade BBQ Sauce and alongside my Baked Root Vegetable Fries

Have you ever had tofu burgers? 
What are your favourite burger toppings?

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