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Tofu Bun Burgers

A cheese burger with peanuts, caramelized onions, cilantro, cucumbers, hoisin, sriracha, and two slabs of fried tofu as the buns.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Keyword: burger, Mash-Up
Servings: 2 burgers


  • 1 large onion thin sliced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon chile flake
  • 12 ounces extra firm tofu
  • sesame seeds
  • 12 ounces ground beef
  • 2 slices munster cheese
  • hoisin sauce
  • sriracha
  • peanuts
  • cilantro


  • Cook the onion in a pan with the butter and chile flakes on medium heat. Stir often and cook about 20 minutes until fully caramelized.
  • Drain the tofu. Place the tofu on its side and slice down the center the long way. Slice each half in half again so you are left with 4 thin rectangular tofu slices.
  • Place the sliced tofu on paper towels to dry.
  • Meanwhile, split the ground beef in half and form two burgers the same size as the tofu.
  • Place the tofu on a hot griddle or frying pan with some oil. Sprinkle sesame seeds onto each piece of tofu to emulate a burger bun and lightly press them in.
  • Flip the tofu to brown the other side.
  • Meanwhile, cook the burger to medium, adding the cheese after flipping.
  • Build the burger by placing the bottom bun, followed by a smear of hoisin, then the burger, then the onions, peanuts, cucumber, cilantro, sriracha, and the top bun. Serve!