Meals under $2: Easy 5 minute Tofu Burgers
|July 28, 2010||Posted by thefrugalvegan under Family Dinners under $3|
This is a meal for 4-6 people under $2 depending where you get your ingredients.
Easy 5 minute Tofu Burgers
1lb extra firm tofu (I freeze it first then defrost but it’s not necessary) – I can buy this for 99cents.
Braggs Liquid Aminos (you can use light soy sauce or tamari instead)
oregano, parsley, nutritional yeast, salt & pepper
4-6 small dinner buns (the regular hamburger buns are too big for this) (I bought a bag of discounted dinner buns for $1 for 10)
Take the block of tofu and cut down the middle. Then, put each piece on its side and slice in two or three pieces (three will make thin burgers). Place tofu slices on a plate and sprinkle with Braggs (perhaps a tsp on each side) and spices. Fry the spiced sided in a greased pan, while it is cooking, sprinkle braggs and spices on the other side. Fry till golden brown on both sides. Medium heat works best. Place each tofu slice on a bun. I find this tastes amazing with lettuce, tomato and hummus but you can use traditional hamburger toppings as well. Guacamole and salsa would be yummy as well. Be creative!
I’ve seen these made with curry powder & turmeric instead of the other spices, that’s definitely something to try out!
To keep the meal really frugal, serve with roasted potatoes and fresh beans from the farmers market or your garden. I get a big bag of potatoes for under $2 and have beans in my garden.