Tofu Burger.

Tofu Burger, the Eco Friendly Burger.

Hamburger is one of favorite and popular food, that makes it most consumed food in many countries.  In U.S. alone, billions of hamburger are consumed annually and most of them are beef burger. If you consume tofu burger instead of meat burger then you can help protecting the environment. 

 

Life forms destroyed in the production of each fast-food hamburger made from rainforest beef:  Members of 20 to 30 different plant species,100 different insect spcies, and dozens of bird, mammal and reptile species.”

(Denslow, Julie, and Padoch, Christine, People of the Tropical Rainforest, University of California Press, 1988, pg 169)  [02.08.08.05]

 The beef industry also  responsible for  creating  18% greenhouse gas, using the Earth’s unimaginable size of land and huge amount water.  For your further comparison, the carbon footprint from a pound of factory-farmed beef  is 14.8 pounds while an average pound of tofu is : 0.814 pounds.

Just by substituting your usual hamburger with tofu hamburger you can help supporting the environment and … your health, as tofu is much healthier than beef. 

Here is a  tofu burger version derived from nonhybridseedsforsale.

Healthy Tofu Burger :

 

Prep Time: approx. 40 Minutes

Cook Time: approx. 15 Minutes

” This recipe uses tofu that has been frozen for 72 hours and then

quickly defrosted. Onion, celery and cheese make these burgers delicious.

This is a family favorite at the Silverwolfs’ den.

Serve in place of meat as a main entree or place on a bun along with

your favorite toppings: lettuce, onion, tomato, mayo, etc.

These burgers can also be baked in an oven preheated at 350 degrees

for 30 minutes rather than frying. ”

 

Ingredients

1 (12 ounce) package firm tofu

2 teaspoons vegetable oil

1 small onion, chopped

1 stalk celery, chopped

1 egg, beaten

1/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

salt and pepper to taste

1/2 cup vegetable oil for frying

Directions

Place tofu in freezer 72 hours ahead of time. To thaw, fill a large saucepan with water and bring to a simmer. Leave tofu in package and place in water for about 20 minutes.

While tofu is thawing, heat 2 teaspoons vegetable oil in a small skillet. Saute onion and celery until soft and lightly browned. Place in a medium bowl and set aside.

When tofu is thawed, squeeze out excess water. Chop tofu finely and place in bowl with onion and celery. Mix in egg, cheese, salt and pepper until thoroughly combined.

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and pour in 1/2 cup vegetable oil (oil should be 1/4 inch deep). Drop tofu mixture into pan in 6 equal portions. Flatten with a spatula to form patties.

Fry for 5 to 7 minutes on each side, until golden.

Makes 6 burgers

Tips :

To make your burger greener,  you can use soy cheese and top it with soy dressing, Pietro Soy Sauce Dressing  will perfectly do the proper taste.

 

Hamburger is one of our daily food, prepare one with tofu will  make an eco friendly burger !

 

Learn further about tofu :

- Tofu  :  the health benefits and the environmental protection issues.

- Complete Nutrition List of Tofu.

- Benefits of Soybean.

 

 

 


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