Okra and Tofu Hamburgers with Miso Sauce

Okra and Tofu Hamburgers with Miso Sauce

These are fluffly light tofu hamburgers! The ones in the photo are coated with teriyaki sauce. Note: These can be made without egg too.

Ingredients: 8 pieces

Firm tofu
1 block
8 to 10
Canned tuna
1 can
2 to 3 tablespoons
Salt and pepper
a pinch of each
For the miso sauce:
◎ Miso
2 tablespoons
◎ Sugar
2 tablespoons
◎ Mirin
about 2 tablespoons
◎ Water
3 to 7 tablespoons
For teriyaki sauce:
Soy sauce
2 tablespoons
1 to 2 tablespoons or to taste
1 tablespoon
Mentsuyu (optional)
1 tablespoon
to thin to the consistency and taste you want


1. Put the tofu on a sieve, place a weight on top and leave to drain for about 20 minutes. Or use whatever tofu draining method you prefer.
2. Put the tofu, chopped up okra and drained tuna into a bowl and mash into a paste.
3. Divide into portions and form into round patties, and pan fry on both sides over medium heat. They are very soft and fall apart easily, so be careful when you're flipping them over!!
4. Combine the ◎ miso sauce ingredients. Add to the pan and coat the burgers with the sauce and it's done. Please adjust the sauce to your taste.
5. (Edit) As long as the tofu mixture is firm enough that it doesn't slide off your hand when you're trying to form it, 2 tablespoons of katakuriko is enough. The mixture is quite soft.
6. This is with the miso sauce!

Story Behind this Recipe

I didn't have any meat, so I tried making burgers with tofu.