VEGAN: Chipotle Maple Glazed Tofu Burgers
Perfectly cooked burgers you and everyone else will go crazy about.
A lot of people are not really fond of tofu but I am very sure it will be a different story once they have tried this awesome Chipotle Maple Glazed Tofu Burgers. Believe me when I say, you won’t even think it is tofu once you take a bite of this delectable vegan burger.
The Chipotle Maple Glaze on the tofu is just divine and very appetizing. It gives the tofu that amazing burger-like touch. Plus the mayo and guacamole are the perfect combination of burger heaven.
All your vegan and even your non-vegan friends will fall deeply in love with these burgers. And just like me, you will definitely want to prepare these more than once a week. You can also make the mayo and guacamole in advance in order for you to have something ready whenever you want a burger or two.
Check out the recipe below.
Chipotle Maple Glazed Tofu Burgers
1 block extra-firm tofu
¼ cup Pure Infused Chipotle Lemongrass Maple Syrup
2 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tbsp sriracha
½ tbsp olive oil
1 large clove garlic, minced
⅓ cup vegan mayo
1 tsp sriracha
¼ tsp chipotle powder
⅛ tsp (a pinch) garlic powder
1 large avocado
½ small tomato, chopped with seeds removed
1 tbsp red onion, finely chopped
1 tbsp fresh cilantro, finely chopped (optional)
1 tsp lime juice
1 ciabatta baguette, cut just large enough to fit one glazed tofu patty per bun
leaves of butter lettuce or spinach
tomato, thin sliced
red onion, thin sliced
1 recipe chipotle-sriracha mayo
1 recipe guacamole
Cut block of tofu in half (so you have 2 square blocks) and then slice each block lengthwise into thirds to make square patties.
Drain the tofu.
If baking, preheat the oven to 450F. Combine the rest of the marinade ingredients in a shallow dish and marinate the tofu patties for 35 minutes, flipping halfway through.
Scrape off the extra marinade before cooking and reserve the excess.
Heat a small saucepan over medium-low and add the leftover marinade. Bring to a simmer and cook until just thick. Remove from heat.
Place patties on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 10 minutes, flip and bake for another 10 minutes. Top with ½ of the thickened glaze and bake for 4 minutes, flip and top with the remaining glaze and bake for another 4 minutes. Warm buns in the oven during the last 2-4 minutes of cooking time.
Pan-frying: Heat ½-1 tbsp oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet. Place patties in hot oil and cook until browned around the edges, about 5 minutes, flip and brown the other side. Top with ½ of the thickened glaze and flip, cooking until the glaze bubbles and thickens. Top with the remaining glaze, flip and cook until both sides are coated with glaze.
Chipotle-Sriracha Mayo: Combine all ingredients and let sit while tofu marinates.
Guacamole: Mash ½ of the avocado, and chop the other half. Combine the mashed avocado, chopped avocado, tomato, red onion, cilantro, lime juice, and salt.
Prepare all vegetables while the tofu marinates and bakes.
A huge thank you to ilovevegan.com for this delicious burger recipe.