Mushroom Tofu Burgers with Caramelised Onions & Root Fries

These super tasty mushroom tofu burgers are absolutely delicious! With such a fantastic texture, they are even better when served in a bun with caramelised onions and all the toppings!

And of course you need to serve with some fries – some lovely root veg ones here; potatoes, sweet potato and parsnip for extra taste.

This is the perfect meal to make for Fathers Day or eating alfresco this summer.

Got to say I’m just proud of these juicy little mushroom burgers – I hope you love them also.

Much love, Niki xxx

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  8 servings
  30 minutes preparation time
  1 hr cook time


Root veg fries;

  • 3 small potatoes, peeled and cut into fried
  • 2 small carrots, peeled and cut into fried
  • 1 parsnips, peeled and cut into fried
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 garlic powder
  • Big pinch sea salt

Caramelised onions;

  • 2 red onions sliced into circles
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Sea salt

For the burgers;

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves sliced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 200g mushrooms finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp bbq sauce/ tomato ketchup
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • Big pinch sea salt and ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 200g firm/smoked tofu chopped up very finely
  • 100g plain flour

To serve;

  • 8 buns of choice
  • Gerkins
  • Hummus of choice 
  • Tomato chutney
  • Vegan mayo
  • Little Gem lettuce leaves


For the fries;

  1. Pre – heat your oven to 180c
  2. Add the veg to a large roasting pan with the olive oil, salt, smoked paprika and garlic powder. 
  3. Roast for 20 minutes, then turn. Continue to roast for a further 20 minutes or until the veg is cooked and golden brown. 

To make the caramelised onions;

  1. Firstly cook the onions by adding the oil and sliced onion to a medium pan. 
  2. Fry on a low heat until soft and caramelised – approx 12-15 minutes.
  3. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Turn off the heat. 

For the burgers;

  1. Add the oil and onion to a frying pan and cook for 6-8 minutes to soft, now add the garlic and spices and cook for a further minute.
  2. Add the onion mix along with all the ingredients apart from the flour to a food processor.
  3. Blitz until you get a chunky paste.
  4. Now transfer to a large bowl along with the flour . Stir to combine.
  5. In a large non stick frying pan, heat a little oil and spoon 1 heaped tbsp of the mixture into the pan and flatten and spread out to a round burger shape.
  6. Repeat – remember to leave enough room to flip the burgers.
  7. Fry for 2-3 minutes on each side until lightly brown.
  8. Set aside on a plate and repeat with the remaining mixture.

To serve; 

  1. Top the buns with, hummus, little gem, burgers, caramelised onions and toppings of choice.

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