Tofu Hamburger

These are ideal for anyone on a diet, as tofu is so low in calories.


Serves: 4

  • 280g cotton tofu (1 x standard block), drained
  • 300g minced beef and pork
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 15g breadcrumbs or panko
  • some salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1 tbsp vegetable or sunflower oil
  • 120ml ketchup
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • some soy sauce


  1. Wrap the drained tofu in a tea towel to remove excess water.
  2. Fry the chopped onion in butter and then remove it from the pan and allow to cool.
  3. Place the tofu, onion, minced meat and A in a bowl and mix thoroughly. It will become quite sticky.
  4. Divide the mixture into 4 and shape them into flattened ovals. Make a shallow hollow in the centre of each.
  5. Fry the hamburgers on a medium heat, turn when browned on one side, put a lid on and continue frying. When clear juice emerges on the surface of the hamburgers, they are cooked.
  6. Discard the oil from the pan and add B to make the sauce. Bring it to the boil.
  7. Serve the hamburgers on plates and pour the sauce over.