Lightly fry tofu burgers in 1 TBS. heated avocado oil on medium heat until both sides are golden brown. Approximately 3 minutes for each side. 5-6 minutes total.
(Hint: when you use extra firm tofu, hand mix, form/pack patties by hand and cook each side until golden brown, your burger should flip without breaking.)
Bake tofu burgers in a preheated 350-degree oven for 20 minutes: 10 minutes on each side. Burger will be dryer and less crispy but the chance of the tofu burger crumbling is reduced when plating and eating.
4. Serve in a sesame seed pita pocket or on a gluten-free or grain-free roll with alfalfa sprouts for extra crunch and phytonutrients.
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Serve with traditional marinara sauce or tahini dressing (under sauces/gravies)
YUM FACTOR: Your family and guests will marvel at their crunchy texture while retaining true meatball flavor.
NUTRISH FACTOR: If you want to increase your plant based protein but still maintain true meatball flavor- this is THE recipe. Your family will have all the health benefits of eating almonds, walnuts and sesame and not realize it. The mild crunchiness from the walnuts gives these meatballs a delightful texture while providing neuroprotective compounds like Vitamin E, folate, omega-3 fats and the antioxidant vitamins. Almond meal is a rich plant-based source of protein, magnesium, Vitamin E and dietary fiber. The creamy sesame paste provides the amino acid methionine, lecithin, magnesium, potassium and iron. The coconut aminos add a salty flavor without the sodium and boost your easily digested amino acids-the building blocks of protein.
No one needs to know just how healthful these "nutty balls" are.
They will be coming back for seconds, so make PLENTY!
Copyright 2017 Mary Ann Reidy