Fluffy and yummy hamburger steaks could change your opinion of tofu

In Japan, hamburger steak (often called ハンバーグ hambagu in Japanese) is a well-liked dish amongst each children and adults.

As individuals are becoming more health-conscious lately, hamburger steak recipes that add tofu or minced chicken to cut back calories in a tasty way are also popular.

Illustrator and cook ぼく Boku (@boku_5656) introduced such a healthy tofu hamburger steak recipe that is definitely one you will need to try.

Not only is it splendidly fluffy and engaging, however it’s easy to make because the tofu doesn’t even must be drained.

Fluffy yummy tofu hamburg steak (serves 3)

Hamburger steak ingredients

Minced chicken: 300 g

Pinch of salt

Silken tofu: 150 g

Shiso leaves: 10 (alternative: minced green onion)

Bread crumbs: 20 g

Potato starch: 1 tbsp (alternative: corn starch)

Shimeji mushroom: 1/2 finely chopped (alternative: oyster mushroom)


Soy sauce: 2 tbsp

Mirin (sweet cooking sake): 2 tbsp (alternative: sake + 1 tsp sugar)

Sake: 2 tbsp

Water: 2 tbsp

Sugar: 1 tbsp

Potato starch: 2 tsp


(1) Put the hamburger steak ingredients right into a plastic bag and, along with your hands outside the bag, mash and blend them well.

Photo: Reproduced with permission from ぼく Boku (@boku_5656)

2) Put the mashed hamburger steak ingredients in a frying pan evenly coated with sesame oil, pat it down right into a round shape, cover with the lid, and cook over low heat for 7 minutes. Then turn over and cook for one more 4 minutes. You too can form them into 3 or 4 pieces to make smaller hamburger steaks.


Photo: Reproduced with permission from ぼく Boku (@boku_5656)

(3) Add the mixed sauce ingredients to the pan and simmer until syrupy.


Photo: Reproduced with permission from ぼく Boku (@boku_5656)

For toppings, the serving suggestion is raw egg. When you live outside of Japan and should buy pasteurized in-shell eggs which are fit for human consumption raw, you’ll be able to do the identical. Chopped green onions or chives also go well.


Photo: Reproduced with permission from ぼく Boku (@boku_5656

Boku’s recipe calls for silken tofu, but firm tofu can even work. Nevertheless, in the event you use firm tofu, the aroma of the tofu shall be more intense and the feel shall be a little bit firmer.

It also tastes great with grated ponzu (Japanese sauce created from grated yuzu), in the event you can find it, and goes perfectly with butter and soy sauce!

Boku’s recipe received plenty of positive feedback on Twitter, akin to: “I prefer fluffy hamburgers, so I will be making this as soon as I can,” “Definitely a tasty one,” and “Great for teenagers who do not like vegetables.”

If the thought of cooking with tofu puts you off, this may occasionally change your opinion of it, so why not give it a try?

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