Mushroom Tofu Burgers with Caramelised Onions & Root Fries

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

Mushroom tofu burgers with caramelised onions and root fries

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 Father’s Day or eating alfresco this summer.

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

Much love, Niki xxx

Mushroom tofu burgers with caramelised onions and root fries

Mushroom Tofu Burgers with Caramelised Onions & Root Fries

These mushroom tofu burgers are absolutely delicious! With such a fantastic texture, they are even better with caramelised onions and all the toppings!
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour
Serves 8
5 from 1 vote

Ingredients

For the root veg fries

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

For the 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
  • 200 g 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
  • 200 g firm/smoked tofu chopped up finely
  • 100 g plain flour

To serve

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

Instructions

To make the fries

  • Pre - heat your oven to 180c.
  • Add the veg to a large roasting pan with the olive oil, salt, smoked paprika and garlic powder.
  • 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

  • First, cook the onions by adding the oil and sliced onion to a medium pan.
  • Fry on a low heat until soft and caramelised - approx 12-15 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Turn off the heat.

To make the burgers

  • 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.
  • Add the onion mix along with all the ingredients apart from the flour to a food processor.
  • Blitz until you get a chunky paste.
  • Now transfer to a large bowl along with the flour. Stir to combine.
  • In a large nonstick 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.
  • Repeat - remember to leave enough room to flip the burgers.
  • Fry for 2-3 minutes on each side until lightly brown.
  • Set aside on a plate and repeat with the remaining mixture.

To serve

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

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3 Responses

  1. 5 stars
    I used the burger recipe to make steaks and topped them with the caramelized onions, served with mashed potatoes and asparagus. They were AMAZING! I used tomato paste in place of ketchup/bbq sauce, but that was the only sub I made. This is going to be a weekly dinner in my home. Thanks for the great recipe!

  2. Hi there, I can’t have soy so what would you suggest as an alternative for the tofu (? beans or lentils/rice?), or would the texture be too negatively impacted. Thanks so much for any suggestions.

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