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Cajun-Spiced Tofu Burgers

By Deirdre Imus, The Imus Ranch Cooking for Kids and Cowboys
These homemade burgers cook up golden and crunchy on the outside and a slightly spicy, nutty flavor on the inside. Serve them like hamburgers, on buns with ketchup, onion, lettuce, pickles, and mayonnaise...all the fixins you like.



 

Preparation Time: 20 min.
Cooking Time: Approximately 8 min.


Ingredients:

2 1/4     Cups walnuts
1           Pound, 3 ounces silken tofu, drained
2           Cups bread crumbs
2           Ribs celery, finely minced
1           Carrot, peeled and grated
1           Teaspoon cajun seasoning
3/4        Teaspoon salt
3           Tablespoons olive oil


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Spread the walnuts on a baking sheet and toast in the oven until fragrant, about 10 muinutes. Remove from pan and set aside to cool.  When the nuts have cooled, transfer them to the container of a food processor and pulse until finely ground. Add the tofu, bread crumbs, celery, carrot, seasoning, and salt; process until well combined. Form the mixture into eight 1/2 inch thick patties.  Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat and cook the burgers, turning them once, until golden on both sides.

Makes 8 servings

Reprinted with permission from the National Bestseller, The Imus Ranch:  Cooking for Kids and Cowboys by Deirdre Imus. Published by Rodale, Inc.

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