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Tofu Burgers with Strawberry Picante Sauce

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You must be thinking “another tofu recipe…boring!” But, these next three words strung together might change your mind: Strawberry Picante Sauce. Now, ruminate on those words…let them sink in…and, read on…

Tofu Burgers with Strawberry Picante Sauce #KickUpTheFlavor

One day last week, I come home dog-tired to find a gaggle of teenage girls raiding my kitchen. The fridge. The pantry. They weren’t leaving anything untouched. Well, what do you think I did? Lay out a spread for them? Nope – not that day! Did I mention I was tired? That day I pulled out a block of tofu and asked who was staying for dinner and they all fled! If they had known that I planned to #KickUpTheFlavor on that bland block of tofu by introducing it to a Strawberry Picante Sauce with Pace®, they might have stayed – but oops – I forgot to mention that part!

Tofu Burgers with Strawberry Picante Sauce #KickUpTheFlavor

The idea for this Strawberry Picante Sauce occurred to me as I sat in traffic staring at a jar of mild Pace® Picante Sauce and jar of strawberry jam I had picked up from Walmart earlier. As I sat there staring, I recalled this recipe for grape jelly and chili sauce glazed meatballs I had seen awhile back which lead me to go aha – I know what’s for dinner! Pace® Salsas and Picante Sauces can be enjoyed as a valuable and versatile ingredient in recipes, in addition to being a delicious dipping sauce!

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This sauce is super simple – just 3 ingredients – strawberry jam, Pace® Picante Sauce and smoked paprika thrown in a pan to mingle for about 10-12 minutes. I used this sauce in the tofu burgers as well as on the tofu burgers as they were cooking.

Tofu Burgers with Strawberry Picante Sauce #KickUpTheFlavor


Tofu Burgers with Strawberry Picante Sauce #KickUpTheFlavor

Tofu Burgers with Strawberry Picante Sauce

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

A simple 3-ingredient Strawberry Picante Sauce adds oodles of flavor to gluten free tofu burgers - perfect for dinner or any get-together!

Ingredients

  • FOR THE STRAWBERRY PICANTE SAUCE
  • 1 cup Pace® Picante Medium
  • 1/2 cup strawberry jam
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • FOR THE TOFU BURGERS:
  • 1 block extra firm tofu
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup sorghum flour, can also use gluten free flour or regular flour for a gluten-full version
  • 2 teaspoons chopped parsley
  • 2 teaspoons chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Strawberry Picante Sauce

Instructions

  1. FOR THE STRAWBERRY PICANTE SAUCE
  2. Add the Pace® Picante Medium Sauce, the strawberry jam and smoked paprika to a pan and let cook 10-12 minutes.
  3. FOR THE TOFU BURGERS:
  4. Using paper towels or a dish cloth make sure you dry the tofu completely
  5. Then cube it and add to a food processor along with the cornmeal, sorghum flour, parsley, cilantro. salt and pepper, and Strawberry Picante Sauce. Pulse a couple of times till mixture is well blended
  6. Form into 8 spheres, flatten spheres, brush with Strawberry Picante Sauce and cook in a pan with olive oil for 5-7 minutes on each side -or till golden- over a medium flame

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I‘ve made these Tofu Burgers with Strawberry Picante sauce quite a few times now and once even made the mistake of sharing them with friends, who, apparently, don’t seem to understand this whole sharing-with-the-host concept! Between mouthfuls, they mumbled how these burgers would be a wonderful vegetarian option for a game-day gathering or any get-together. Then, they attempted to #KickUpTheFlavor on the veggie platter by dipping veggies into the leftover Pace® Picante Sauce!

Tofu Burgers with Strawberry Picante Sauce #KickUpTheFlavor

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Mary

Friday 22nd of January 2016

These tofu burgers look divine. That Strawberry Picante Sauce looks dangerous, great recipe :)

Shashi

Sunday 24th of January 2016

Thanks so much Mary

Chris Scheuer

Thursday 21st of January 2016

If any of those girls are reading your post and seeing your yummy tofu burgers, they're probably kicking themselves!

Shashi

Sunday 24th of January 2016

Hahaha - Chris - my daughter said they saw this post at lunch at school and they are plotting... :)

Ashley

Thursday 21st of January 2016

haha the tofu scared them off! Too funny! I would not be running from these - they look amazing! That sauce!

Shashi

Sunday 24th of January 2016

Haha - Thanks so much Ashley! Those gals run when I bring out quinoa too

Carolyn West

Thursday 21st of January 2016

So not a tofu fan, but these actually look amazing. I would give these a try for sure. #client

Shashi

Sunday 24th of January 2016

Hey if I can make a non-tofu fan do a double take - then am happy! Thanks so much Carlyn!

David | Spiced

Thursday 21st of January 2016

I definitely did a double-take when I saw the strawberry picante sauce. What a unique combination, Shashi...but you're totally on point here! These flavors would go well together, and I might even be convinced to eat a tofu burger if this sauce is involved. Haha! I can only imagine the kitchen scene when that block of tofu came out! :-)

Shashi

Sunday 24th of January 2016

YES!!!! Gawsh, I'd be as happy as pie (as in I ate the whole pie and am happy) if you actually ate a tofu burger, David! :) Those gals are funny - sometimes when I come home they hide in Lil Shashi's room - then show up in the kitchen and start talking loudly so I cannot tell them what exactly it is they are eating...and I just wanna have dinner and chat with Lil Shashi!