I love a good burger just as much as the next person, but they're definitely not the healthiest things you could be eating. When I feel like having one, I like to use ground turkey breast (read my other post to find out why turkey breast, not just turkey). Oddly enough, though, I normally buy the Foster Farms ground turkey breast which has 20oz. (=1lb and 4oz), so I normally end up with a random 4oz. of turkey left over that I need to use somehow. That's where these little beauties kick in! Tofu-turkey patties!

I have a bunch of friends who would shudder at the thought of a tofu burger of any kind (>_>), but it doesn't taste bad at all! Not only does it not taste bad, but it's really easy, quick, and simple to make as well! Don't knock it til you've tried it!

Anywho, the recipe for the patties are below, but be creative and do whatever you want with them when you're done. I've eaten them like a burger, in a pita pocket, broken it down for other recipes, or just plain by itself with a side of salad; you're only limited to what you come up with, right?

Tofu-Turkey Patties

Tofu-turkey patties, coming right up!
Makes 5 patties

  • 1 (12.3oz) box Mori-Nu Silken Lite Tofu, Firm
  • 4oz. ground turkey breast (optional, if you're vegetarian/vegan)
  • 1/2 C panko crumbs
  • 1/2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • Salt & pepper, to taste

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Mix with your hands, squeezing and breaking up the tofu and turkey, until everything is evenly mixed together.
  2. Divide mix and use hands to shape into 5 patties.
  3. Heat pan over medium-high heat. Spray with nonstick spray and cook patties until browned, approx. 3 minutes per side. Cooking time varies depending on your stove/chosen frying pan.

I know it doesn't quite look like much...
...but at least you get to have some fun with it
Try to keep them all the same thickness
Cook em up!

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