If you have silken tofu and dried wheat gluten or panko on hand, you can make this in no time! It's a healthy hamburger that's a hit with kids and the elderly! There's also something special about the sauce.
Lightly drain the tofu. Mince the carrot and onion.
Flavor the carrot and onion with a pinch of salt and cook through with a small amount of water (water saute).
Use a blender to grind up the kurumabu or dried wheat gluten.
Smash the drained tofu and mix in the kudzu starch.
Combine the ingredients from Steps 2, 3, and 4. If it seems too loose, add panko as needed. Mold it into a hamburger shape.
Heat some oil in a frying pan, and steam-cook the hamburger with a lid.
Thoroughly brown both sides to make sure the kudzu has cooked, and it's complete!
For the sauce, it's common to combine ketchup and Worstershire sauce, but instead combine some ketchup with a little miso. The miso will counteract the bitterness of the tomato. It's also a little bit better for your body.
Story Behind this Recipe
I wanted to use up a whole block of tofu. There wasn't much I could eat while I was pregnant. I wanted something that I could eat even when I had morning sickness. So I used macrobiotic ingredients and cooking methods which don't harm your body.
Kudzu starch is very good for your intestines, but if it isn't cooked properly it won't be digested well. So it's important to steam-cook it with a lid.