• Bento Mini-Burgers
  • Okay all you burger connoisseurs, here's one to try. My long time friend, Amanda, gave me this recipe. I have yet to follow a recipe to the letter, so I'll put it as it is written and anything I "tweeked" will have an asterisk next to it. Original Source: Pepperplate (www.pepperplate.com)
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
12 med patties 15 minutes 8 minutes


Servings: med patties


  1. Make fresh breadcrumbs by chopping up 2 slices of bread (white or whole wheat) in a food processor. Moisten with a little milk or soy milk.
  2. Chop up the onion finely (can be done in the food processor, after you do the bread crumbs.) Saute in a little oil in a frying pan until soft. (I did it until golden brown...great flavor!)
  3. Drain the tofu well and crumble.
  4. Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl. Mix with your hands until a bit sticky and paste-like. The tofu should be all smooth and incorporated into the meat.
  5. Heat up a frying pan with a little oil. Form the meat mixture into various shapes, as follows: a. Mini-burgers: Take about 3 tablespoon-portions and form into little patties. Fry on one side, then turn and fry on the other with a lid on the pan for about 4 minutes until the patties are a bit puffed up. b.Meatballs: Take 1 tablespoon-portions and form little balls. Roll around in the pan with a little oil until browned on all sides. c. Stuffed tofu slices: Cut a slit into a small block of tofu, and stuff with about 1/2 Tbs. of the meat mixture. Dust the tofu with cornstarch and fry, turning all around, in a hot frying pan until browned on all sides. (Becareful of the amount of oil you use in the pan...the tofu will absorb it up quickly.)
  6. I used 1lb of lean ground beef, 1lb lean ground turkey and 1lb of silk tofu. I increased the breadcrumbs to 2 cups. With this I was able to make 7 medium patties and about 3 dozen meatballs. I froze the meatballs for a later dinner. The hamburgers were excellent...they were so moist they melted in our mouth.

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Last Modified: September 5, 2013

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