Double Black Bean Tofu Cheeseburgers with Mori-Nu Silken Tofu

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While I like to consider myself something of a tofu aficionado, I’m not so experienced using silken tofu. I think I used it once or twice while attempting tofu omelets and Matzoh Brei. But otherwise, I don’t think about using it too much.

Now I’m trying to change that and learn my way around silken tofu the way I did with regular tofu. I received a variety of types from Morinaga or as we all know them, Mori-Nu.

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Silken tofu has the advantage over regular tofu in that you don’t have to press it. It also comes in aseptic packages that are shelf-stable.

So I used my first package of silken tofu to make a tofu scramble. איך אויסדערוויילט דער Lite Firm figuring I was breaking it up anyway.

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The tofu scramble came out light, fluffy and delicious. We had it with Neat Foods Breakfast Sausage. After eating it, I really couldn’t see any great benefit to using regular tofu over the silken kind. This was really good and there was no pressing involved.

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Then I decided to make something that somehow had escaped my attention. With all the וועגאַן בורגערס איך 'ווע געמאכט – and I’ve made a lot – I had never made a tofu burger.

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So I picked out another package of Mori-Nu Silken Tofu, this time the Firm.

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I also added black beans, אַניאַנז, kale and lots of spices. Wanting it to have “קייַען,” I tossed in some xanthan gum. Then I used gluten-free bread crumbs from מרים ס פאַרבייַ קראַקערז and a little bit of chickpea flour.

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Unlike my usual burgers, I made these patties thin. Daiya Mozzarella Shreds got melted down on top.

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I put extra cheese to make “skirts.” We love cheese skirts. If you don’t know what that is, it’s when you put so much cheese that it hangs off the sides of the burger and it cooks up crispy and delicious. יום!

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When it came time to put them on buns, I made double-deckers with lettuce, פּאָמידאָר, ketchup and vegan mayo. On the side, we had oven-baked fries. I didn’t even bother to take the usual million photos because I couldn’t wait to taste them. That’s ok, I can look at these same photos over and over again 🙂

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אָמג! These burgers were so good. They tasted more like beefy burgers than bean burgers. The texture was crispy on the outside because I really let them build up a crust while cooking them but they were tender inside and just so delicious.

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I don’t know why it took me so long to make tofu burgers or use silken tofu but now that I have, I’m going to make more. I can’t wait to see what other great dishes I make with Mori-Nu’s Silken Tofu. Stay tuned and enjoy!

Double Black Bean Tofu Cheeseburgers

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מאכט וועגן 4 – 6 בורגערס

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1-15 אַז. קענען שוואַרץ בינז, ויסגעשעפּט און רינסעד

1 פּעקל Mori-Nu Silken Tofu, פעסט

½ קליין ציבעלע, chopped

1 cup kale or any greens, chopped

2 Tbs. פּאָמידאָר פּאַפּ

1 Tbs. גלוטען-פֿרייַ טאַמאַרי

1 Tbs. ערד קומין

2 tsp. קנאָבל פּודער

2 tsp. פּאַפּריקאַ

1 tsp. קאָשער זאַלץ

½ צפּ. שוואַרץ פעפער

1 tsp. קסאַנטהאַן גומע אָדער גואַר גומע

½ טעפּל גלוטען פֿרייַ ברויט ברעקלעך

Up to ½ cup chickpea flour, if needed

2 Tbs. גרינס ייל

1 גלעזל Daiya mozzarella shreds

4 גלוטען פֿרייַ בונס

סאַלאַט, tomatoes and other toppings

Mash the beans in a bowl or in a food processor and put them in a bowl. Drain the silken tofu and mash it in the bowl with the beans. אין אַ עסנוואַרג פּראַסעסער, combine the onion and greens and process until smooth and well-combined. Add to the beans and tofu.

Mix in the tomato paste, טאַמאַרי, and seasoning. Add the xanthan gum and the bread crumbs. Mix everything well and see if the mixture feels like it will hold in patties.

Add flour, אַ ביסל ספּונז אין אַ צייַט, until the mixture feels smooth, not too sticky and you think the patties will hold up. טיילן די געמיש אין 6 equal parts and shape them into burger patties. Let them rest on a plate while you heat up the oil.

אין אַ סקילאַט, היץ די ייל איבער מיטל-הויך היץ. אָרט 3 of the patties (depending on the size of your pan) in the pan and don’t move it until it forms a good crust on the bottom, וועגן 4 מינוט. Gently flip the patties and cook the second side until browned, אן אנדער 3 מינוט. Transfer to a plate and cook the remaining patties.

To melt the cheese, put the burgers in the pan over medium heat. Top each burger with mozzarella shreds. לייגן 2 Tbs. water to the pan and cover the pan. The cheese will melt from the steam. Serve the burgers on buns with lettuce, tomatoes and your favorite toppings.

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Double Black Bean Tofu Cheeseburgers
מעכאַבער: 
רעצעפּט טיפּ: בורגערס
 
ינגרידיאַנץ
  • 1-15 אַז. קענען שוואַרץ בינז, ויסגעשעפּט און רינסעד
  • 1 package Mori-Nu silken tofu, פעסט
  • ½ קליין ציבעלע, chopped
  • 1 cup kale or any greens, chopped
  • 2 Tbs. פּאָמידאָר פּאַפּ
  • 1 Tbs. גלוטען-פֿרייַ טאַמאַרי
  • 1 Tbs. ערד קומין
  • 2 tsp. קנאָבל פּודער
  • 2 tsp. פּאַפּריקאַ
  • 1 tsp. קאָשער זאַלץ
  • ½ צפּ. שוואַרץ פעפער
  • 1 tsp. קסאַנטהאַן גומע אָדער גואַר גומע
  • ½ טעפּל גלוטען פֿרייַ ברויט ברעקלעך
  • Up to ½ cup chickpea flour, if needed
  • 2 Tbs. גרינס ייל
  • 1 cup Daiya mozzarella shreds
  • 6 גלוטען פֿרייַ בונס
  • סאַלאַט, tomatoes and other toppings
ינסטראַקשאַנז
  1. Mash the beans in a bowl or in a food processor and put them in a bowl. Drain the silken tofu and mash it in the bowl with the beans. אין אַ עסנוואַרג פּראַסעסער, combine the onion and greens and process until smooth and well-combined. Add to the beans and tofu.
  2. Mix in the tomato paste, טאַמאַרי, and seasoning. Add the xanthan gum and the bread crumbs. Mix everything well and see if the mixture feels like it will hold in patties.
  3. Add flour, אַ ביסל ספּונז אין אַ צייַט, until the mixture feels smooth, not too sticky and you think the patties will hold up. טיילן די געמיש אין 6 equal parts and shape them into burger patties. Let them rest on a plate while you heat up the oil.
  4. אין אַ סקילאַט, היץ די ייל איבער מיטל-הויך היץ. אָרט 3 of the patties (depending on the size of your pan) in the pan and don’t move it until it forms a good crust on the bottom, וועגן 4 מינוט. Gently flip the patties and cook the second side until browned, אן אנדער 3 מינוט. Transfer to a plate and cook the remaining patties.
  5. To melt the cheese, put the burgers in the pan over medium heat. Top each burger with mozzarella shreds. לייגן 2 Tbs. water to the pan and cover the pan. The cheese will melt from the steam. Serve the burgers on buns with lettuce, tomatoes and your favorite toppings.

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9 רעספּאָנסעס צו Double Black Bean Tofu Cheeseburgers with Mori-Nu Silken Tofu

  1. Jo Anna ויגוסט 17, 2015 בייַ 8:16 PM #

    I’ve been so disappointed that my local Whole Foods and small health food store stopped carrying those handy shelf-stable containers of MoriNu. It was great for making a fast, yum pudding, and your burger and scramble look great (as all yours do!). I’ll have to order it from Amazon if I want to use it! 🙁

    • ריאַ ויגוסט 19, 2015 בייַ 12:34 PM #

      That’s too bad. I thought that was the most popular silken tofu brand.

  2. aneforme יולי 15, 2015 בייַ 4:31 PM #

    I don’t have a gluten issue. What could I sub for the xantham gum? These sound amazing! דאַנק

    • ריאַ יולי 15, 2015 בייַ 4:37 PM #

      If you can have gluten, נוצן 1/4 cup vital wheat gluten instead of the gum. That will give you the chewy taste and it will hold together better. Instead of chickpea flour, you could use any flour if you need it for more holding power.

      • aneforme יולי 16, 2015 בייַ 5:09 PM #

        Perfect! דאַנק!

  3. דזשאַקקווי יולי 15, 2015 בייַ 6:42 בין #

    These are definitely going to be on my “to make” רעשימע. Thanks for being so creative.

    • ריאַ יולי 15, 2015 בייַ 11:56 בין #

      Thanks Jacqui. Hope you love them! קסאָקסאָ

  4. Irma יולי 14, 2015 בייַ 11:20 PM #

    I can’t wait to try them. I really enjoy all the recipes I have gotten from you, so tasty. דאַנק פֿאַר ייַנטיילונג.

    • ריאַ יולי 15, 2015 בייַ 11:55 בין #

      Thank you Irma. I hope you love them. קסאָקסאָ


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