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tofu hamburger steak

  • Serves: 4
  • Calories: 276 kcal
  • Total Time: 1 h 20 m
    • Prep: 1 h 5 m
    • Cook: 15 m
  • Japanese: Tōfu hanbāgu
Tofu Hamburger Steak


  • 2 blocks (600 g) firm tofu
  • 120 g onion
  • 1 egg
  • 6 tablespoons bread crumbs
  • a little salt
  • a little pepper
  • 2 tablespoons salad oil


Step 1

step 1:

Wrap the tofu in a paper towel. Put it on a tray. Place a folded kitchen towel under one side of the tray and lean the tray on it. Let sit for about 30 to 60 minutes.

Step 2

step 2:

Chop the onion. Heat 1 tablespoon of the salad oil in a frying pan over a medium flame and sear the onion. After it becomes clear, remove from the heat and cool for more than 20 minutes.

Step 3

step 3:

Beat the egg and mix with the tofu, seared onion, salt and pepper in a big bowl. Form into 8 balls, and flatten into patties.

Step 4

step 4:

Heat the remaining tablespoon of oil in the frying pan over a medium flame and add the patties. Cover and sear the patties for a couple of minutes.

Step 5

step 5:

After they change color, sear the opposite side for a couple of minutes.

Step 6

step 6:

Make the sauce. Mix the potato starch and the 1 1/2 tablespoons of water in a small dish. Boil the bonito soup stock, soy sauce and sugar in the frying pan. Add the potato starch mixture and stir about 10 seconds.

Tōfu hanbāgu

Pour the sauce over the tofu hamburger steak patties and serve.


This hamburger using tofu is low in calories and very healthy.