Indian Spiced Black Bean & Tofu Burgers

These delicious black bean & tofu burgers are spiced with garam masala, which adds a wonderful depth of flavor. Super easy to make, with a crispy texture on the outside and a melt in the mouth middle, these are perfect for vegetarians, vegans and omnivores!

Tofu Burgers

Why These Black Bean & Tofu Burgers Are So Good!

  • Perfectly spiced with a flavorful blend of garam masal. 
  • Only 15 mins stove to table!
  • Great for vegetarians and vegans (omit the cheese).
  • A delicious and healthy alternative to meat patty, packed with nutritious grains and veggies.

Black Bean & Tofu Burger Ingredients

 

  • Vegetables: red onion, bell pepper, mushroom,arugula
  • Black Beans
  • Garam Masala
  • Kosher or Sea Salt
  • Silken Tofu 
  • Panko Breadcrumbs
  • Cooking Oil
  • Burger Buns
  • Goat Cheese

How To Make These Black Bean & Tofu Burgers – Step By Step

Roughly chop the onion and bell pepper (it makes it easier for the food processor). In a food processor, add the first 6 ingredients. Pulse until the mixture becomes finely minced.

With a large spoon, mix the tofu and the panko bread crumbs into the patty mixture. You can taste the mixture and add additional garam masala seasoning or salt, if needed. Refrigerate the patty mixture for at least 20 minutes (or up to overnight). The mixture should be moist, but just firm enough to hold a patty shape – if it is too wet, mix in 1/4 additional bread crumbs. Shape the mixture into 6-8 patties.

When ready to cook, heat a frying pan over medium heat and swirl in the cooking oil. When hot, carefully add as many patties that can fit without touching. Fry each side until it is golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side. Assemble the patties onto each bun with mayonnaise, arugula and cheese.

 

 Tofu Burgers on table

Can You Freeze These Burgers?

Place the cooked burgers on a flat tray and let them cool completely. Once cool, place the entire tray in the freezer until the burgers are frozen solid, 3-4 hours. Remove the tray from the freezer and transfer the burgers into an airtight freezer safe container. Good for 4-6 months. Thaw on worktop before cooking.

What To Serve With Black Bean & Tofu Burgers

These flavorful tofu burgers go well with a vareity of sides. You can go with Garlic Truffle Fries or Healthy Garlicky Spinach Artichoke Dip with Baked Tofu Fries, if your after a fresh side salad, why not try Tomato and Watermelon Salad – perfect for BBQ’s.

 

Indian Spiced Black Bean Burgers

 Tofu Burgers with feta cheese

A Healthy and Quick Veggie Burger

If you’re looking for something in the week that’s tasty, healthy, simple to make and feels like a bit of a treat, then look no further than these tofu burgers. Prep and cooking take a total of 15 mins, there are only three steps to it and the ingredient list is pretty modest too! Perfect for a busy weeknight or bustling summer party.

Throw vegetables and canned black beans in food processor. Mix in silken tofu (acts like a healthy, low-calorie, protein rice binder) and panko bread crumbs. If you have any leftover grains (rice, quinoa, wild rice, couscous) you can add that too. Form into patties and fry both sides. Of course, I couldn’t leave out the goat cheese! Easy peasy.

tray of Indian Spiced Black Bean and Tofu Burgers

 

delicious Indian Spiced Black Bean and Tofu Burger

Top Tips For Black Bean & Tofu Burgers

  • Save time by using a food processor to chop up your veggies.
  • As this is all veggie, you can taste the patty mix before cooking and adjust the seasoning accordingly.
  • Omit the cheese to make vegan.
  • You can cut back on the panko if you have any left over grains in the house.

two burgers

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Indian Spiced Black Bean & Tofu Burgers Recipe Video

 

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5 from 2 votes
Indian Spiced Black Bean & Tofu Burgers
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

These delicious black bean & tofu burgers are spiced with garam masala, which adds a wonderful depth of flavor. Super easy to make, with a crispy texture on the outside and a melt in the mouth middle, these are perfect for vegetarians, vegans and omnivores!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: black bean burger, tofu burger, veggie burger
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 468 kcal
Author: Jayden Hair
Ingredients
  • 1/4 red onion
  • 1 bell pepper cored
  • 6 ounces fresh mushroom of your choice
  • One 16-ounce can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 6 ounces soft silken tofu I prefer Mori-nu brand
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons cooking oil
  • 12 burger buns
  • mayonnaise or soy mayonnaise
  • 2 cups fresh arugula
  • 6 ounces goat cheese or soy cheese
Instructions
  1. Roughly chop the onion and bell pepper (it makes it easier for the food processor). In a food processor, add the first 6 ingredients. Pulse until the mixture becomes finely minced.
  2. Drain the tofu and pat dry. With a large spoon, mix the tofu and the panko bread crumbs into the patty mixture. You can taste the mixture and add additional garam masala seasoning or salt, if needed. Refrigerate the patty mixture for at least 20 minutes (or up to overnight).
  3. The mixture should be moist, but just firm enough to hold a patty shape - if it is too wet, mix in 1/4 additional bread crumbs. Shape the mixture into 6-8 patties.
  4. When ready to cook, heat a frying pan over medium heat and swirl in the cooking oil. When hot, carefully add as many patties that can fit without touching. Fry each side until it is golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side. Assemble the patties onto each bun with mayonnaise, arugula and cheese.
Recipe Notes

Save time by using a food processor to chop up your veggies.
As this is all veggie, you can taste the patty mix before cooking and adjust the seasoning accordingly.
Omit the cheese to make vegan.
You can cut back on the panko if you have any left over grains in the house.

Nutrition Facts
Indian Spiced Black Bean & Tofu Burgers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 468 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 13mg4%
Sodium 1097mg48%
Potassium 583mg17%
Carbohydrates 67g22%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 1072IU21%
Vitamin C 30mg36%
Calcium 253mg25%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.