If you think making veggie burgers from scratch is too intimidating, you clearly haven't met this amazing recipe yet! Basically, all you have to do is chop everything up in the food processor, form the mix into patties, and bake. In the meantime, you'll whip up an easy maple-mustard mayonnaise and presto! Delicious and flavorful vegan burgers in no time. Maximum taste, minimum crying: that's our motto.

Simple Maple Dijon Tofu Burgers [Vegan]

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Tofu Burger:
  • 14-ounce block of extra firm tofu
  • 1 white onion
  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 red bell pepper, roughly cut into large chunks
  • 1 cup of sliced mushrooms
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/3 cup chopped basil (I use 3 tablespoons of semi-dried basil instead)
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1 tablespoon liquid aminos
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 tablespoons tahini or almond butter
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free breadcrumbs
Maple Dijon Mayonnaise:


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. In your food processor, start off by processing the tofu until it turns into a fine crumble. Pour into a large mixing bowl and set aside.
  3. Cut white onion into large chunks and then process until it is finely chopped.
  4. Heat 2 teaspoons of oil in a skillet and add the chopped onion. Stir and let the onion sweat on low heat for 4-5 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, grate carrot using the food processor's shredding blade. To grated carrot, add red bell pepper and mushrooms. Process on pulse until everything has been chopped very finely, but not until it's a mush.
  6. Add veggie mixture to the onions in the skillet and stir well. Add salt and dried oregano and continue cooking uncovered until all the liquid that the mushrooms have released has evaporated, about 10 minutes. Once it has evaporated, take mixture off the heat and add the chopped basil.
  7. Combine the entire mixture with the crumbled tofu in your mixing bowl.
  8. Add the walnuts, liquid aminos, Dijon mustard, and tahini or almond butter to the mixture and stir well. Taste for seasoning and adjust.
  9. Stir bread crumbs into the mixture and make sure you mix it well.
  10. Form mixture into burger patties. This recipe makes about twelve sliders or eight large burgers.
  11. Place burgers on a baking sheet lined with non-stick paper and bake for 30 minutes on one side. Flip, and bake for another 15 minutes.
  12. While the burgers are baking, prepare the mayonnaise by combining all ingredients together and mixing.
  13. Once burgers are ready, place a patty in a toasted and halved gluten-free bun, top with veggies of your choice and slather sauce on. Enjoy!


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