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Tender Hamburger Steaks with Silken Tofu

Tender Hamburger Steaks with Silken Tofu

These hamburger steaks are made with half silken tofu and half ground meat! They are healthy and really tender. The onion is added without sautéing, so they have a crispy texture.

Ingredients: 4 servings

Mixed ground beef and pork
200 g
Silken tofu
200 g
Onion
1
Egg
1
Katakuriko
1 tablespoon
Nutmeg
a small amount
Salt
a small amount
For the sauce
Ketchup
3 tablespoons
Japanese Worcestershire-style sauce
3 tablespoons
Sake
1 tablespoon
Water
3 tablespoons
Butter
1 teaspoon

Steps

1. Wrap the silken tofu in paper towels and put on a sieve. Weight it down and leave to drain for half a day. Finely chop the onion.
2. Combine the drained tofu, ground meat, egg, katakuriko, onion, nutmeg, salt and pepper, and mix together well until smooth.
3. Refrigerate the mixture for about an hour.
4. Form the mixture into patties. It's very soft so do this just before you'll cook them.
5. Heat a frying pan over medium heat and add the hamburgers. Brown well (so that the juices are trapped inside). Flip over and brown the other side.
6. When both sides are browned, flip them over again, cover with a lid and turn the heat down to low. Steam-cook the hamburgers (5 to 10 minutes). If the juices run clear when you press down on them, they are done.
7. Combine the sauce ingredients in a small pan and simmer.
8. Transfer to serving plates, pour the sauce over it, and serve.

Story Behind this Recipe

I usually make this with firm tofu, but I tried making it with silken tofu and it was delicious!