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Ingredients Two vegan hamburger buns Toasted sesame oil for toasting the buns ½ cup wild arugula for filling Sriracha for garnish Vegan mayo For the BBQ Tofu: Oil spray one (16-ounce) firm tofu, pressed overnight, slice in half (2 tofu slabs) For the Barbecue Rub: 1 tablespoon dry mustard 1 tablespoon onion powder 1 tablespoon smoked paprika ½ tablespoon garlic powder ¼ tablespoon ground cumin ¼ tablespoon ground pepper For the Barbecue Sauce in a Flash: 6 tablespoons organic ketchup 2 tablespoons minced onions 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar 2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar 1 clove garlic, minced ½ teaspoon Barbecue Rub (see recipe above) pinch ground cayenne pinch ground pepper Method Make BBQ Tofu: Put all the "Barbecue Rub" ingredients (dry mustard, onion powder, smoked paprika, garlic powder, ground cumin and ground pepper) in a small bowl and stir to combine. This is your "Barbecue Rub", set it aside. Put all the "Barbecue Sauce in a Flash" ingredients (ketchup, minced onions, dark brown sugar, seasoned rice vinegar, garlic, Barbecue Rub, ground cayenne and ground pepper) in a medium saucepan and stir to combine. Bring to boil over medium-high heat. Decrease the heat to low and simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes. Optional: For a completely smooth sauce (without texture from onions), let the sauce cool a bit after cooking, then put it in a blender and process until smooth. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Rub the tofu slabs all over with the "Barbecue Rub." Apply a thin layer of oil (or use a non-stick spray) to condition the surface of the pan, when needed. Bake for about 25-30 minutes until slightly browned and flipping both sides halfway. In a large saucepan at medium heat, add "Barbecue Sauce in a Flash." Quickly coat both sides of tofu and stirringly occasionally until desired temperature is reached (about 5-8 minutes). Do this for both tofu slabs. Drizzle the sauce over the tofu in the end. Optional: You can press the tofu slabs in a panini grill quickly for the fun grill marks. Serve chilled. Make Burger: Toast your hamburger buns onto the griddle pan (at medium-high heat) with toasted sesame oil until slightly golden brown. Spread one of the buns with mayo. Add the BBQ tofu, wild arugula and a bit of Sriracha. Add whatever filling you like! Serve and enjoy!
I'm going to have a tough time convincing my family that this is better than their beef burgers, but I'll certainly try! If they don't eat them, more for me!
That's the spirit @nokcha!
I've never used sesame oil to toast burger buns before but it sounds brilliant!
That BBQ rub/sauce sounds SO good.
This sounds like it'll get my palate fire up. I love sriracha sauce.