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Sweet and Spicy Tofu Burgers


This tofu burger recipe is juicy, flavorful, and grill-able! Pile it high with your favorite toppings and enjoy at your next cookout.

Sweet and Spicy Tofu Burgers
TOFU BURGERS. Yes. This is for real. As in, regular hamburger-style tofu burgers that stand up to being grilled and could probably fool any diehard meat eater into loving them. I’m not kidding here, people.

Remember the other day when we made this crunchy & colorful Thai salad together and it was wonderful and I told you that you’d be needing it for another recipe soon? That recipe is these tofu burgers and your mind is about to be blown.

Because –

  1. These tofu burgers are AMAZING. Sweet and spicy with a slight crisp on the outside and tender perfection on the inside.
  2. These tofu burgers grill up like a dream, meaning you have a brand new veg option for your next cookout.
  3. These tofu burgers don’t look like tofu at all. They look like actual burgers.
  4. These tofu burgers have flavor and texture that you would never expect from tofu. The BOMB.

With this recipe, it’s alllll about the marinade. There’s the tiniest bit of prep involved with the tofu – drain, press, cut into burger shape. You’ll need a round cookie cutter like this if you don’t want to try free-handing it. 😂 But other than that, you just have to mix up the marinade and toss the patties on the grill (or bake!).

Once they’re on the grill (or in the oven) cook the burgers for 8-10 minutes per side, bun ’em up, top with that Thai salad I’ve been raving about, and smash your burger! If you do it right, you will achieve the grill makes to end all grill marks. 👇😏😎

Sweet and Spicy Tofu Burgers Sweet and Spicy Tofu Burgers
I planned on getting this recipe out a week earlier but life had other plans like flying home to help my parents move out of my childhood home and witness the sale of their business…. more on that in a later post.  For that reason, I’m keeping things short and sweet today. More time for the grilling and eating of these burgers, am I right?

SO – make these bad boys ASAP and tell me all about it. Deal? Deal. Tag me on Instagram so we can share your creation on our stories!


Sweet and Spicy Tofu Burgers

Sweet and Spicy Tofu Burgers – My FAVORITE way to eat tofu. We love to grill these all summer long. Even non-vegans love them!

This tofu burger recipe is juicy, flavorful, and grill-able! Pile it high with your favorite toppings and enjoy at your next cookout.

  • Author: Jordan and Clark Cord
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Dinner


114 oz. package extra firm tofu
2 Tablespoons tamari or soy sauce
1 Tablespoon sesame oil or olive oil
1 Tablespoon sriracha
1/2 Tablespoon maple syrup or honey
Spicy Mayo Sauce
1/4 cup vegannaise
1 Tablespoon sriracha
1/2 Tablespoon lemon juice


  1. Combine marinade ingredients in a large ziplock bag. Shake to combine.
  2. Drain tofu and press to remove as much excess water as possible. Slice the block of tofu in half lengthwise, then use a round cookie cutter to create “patties.”
  3. Gently place tofu patties in the bag and rotate a few times to coat with the marinade. Refrigerate 30 minutes to 4 hours to marinate.
  4. Meanwhile, combine spicy mayo ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together until smooth.
  5. Heat grill to high and arrange tofu patties carefully on the grate. Grill 10 to 12 minutes per side.
  6. Add tofu patty to a bun, pile on your favorite toppings, and enjoy!


These can also be made in the oven!
Preheat the oven to 400º. Line a baking sheet with parchment and arrange patties on the sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes, flip and return to oven for 8-10 more minutes.


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 236
  • Sugar: 6 g
  • Sodium: 296 mg
  • Fat: 12 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 10 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 15 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 12 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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  • Mike
    September 1, 2019

    This looks like a job for my Air Fryer:)

    • thefitchen
      September 23, 2019

      Oh genius! Let me know how that works out!

  • Oli
    April 20, 2019

    I added a touch of sugar to the mayo just to give it texture and I thought I would share

    • thefitchen
      April 26, 2019

      Interesting! I would never have thought to add sugar.

  • Stephen
    March 17, 2019

    How thick should the “burgers” be? Tofu comes in different sizes, especially here in Rwanda. I can estimate, but thought it would be good to get a recommendation.

    • thefitchen
      March 22, 2019

      Hmmm… good question! Our burgers are usually about 3/4″ thick.

  • Pam Hanna
    March 4, 2019

    I want to try this. Question is what is vegannaise and do you have a recipe for it?

    • thefitchen
      March 8, 2019

      Hi Pam! Vegannaise is simply vegan mayonnaise. I don’t have a recipe for it, but you can find it at most major grocery stores and supermarkets! Also, if you’re not vegan, you can certainly use regular mayo.

  • Jessica
    July 15, 2018

    Quick and easy loved it

    • thefitchen
      July 16, 2018

      Awesome! <3

  • Paige
    May 5, 2018

    Hi! What toppings did you put on this burger? It looks so good

    • thefitchen
      May 7, 2018

      Hi Paige! We topped these burgers with our Thai salad and a spicy mayo sauce.

  • Kathy
    April 5, 2018

    When you say combine all ingredients except the tofu do you mean the ingredients for the spicy mayo sauce too? Is the spicy mayo sauce part of the marinade or to be added later?

    • thefitchen
      April 7, 2018

      Just combine the marinade ingredients first, then add the tofu. The spicy mayo will be mixed up in a separate bowl. I’ve clarified the instructions! Thanks for the question. :)

      • Kathy
        April 9, 2018

        Thank you. I cooked this on my George Forman grill, delicious!

        • thefitchen
          April 10, 2018

          Yum! I’m so glad it works on that grill! Thanks for the feedback. :)

  • Herb Ivore
    March 10, 2018

    Honey is not vegan….please use agave!

    • thefitchen
      March 13, 2018

      I’m aware that honey is not vegan. That’s why I say to use maple syrup or honey…..

  • Laura
    February 7, 2018

    I made this for dinner tonight and it was so good!

    • thefitchen
      February 7, 2018

      Awesome! I’m so glad you enjoyed! :D

  • I was wondering when I saw the first pic how you got the burgers so perfectly rounded :) Such a great idea! Can’t wait to try these!

    • thefitchen
      August 14, 2017

      Those round cookie cutters are one of my favorite kitchen tools – I use them for so many things!

  • These look beyond amazing! Such bold flavors and colors- absolute burger perfection!

  • Emily
    July 25, 2017

    If I were looking at just the pictures, I would never know this was tofu! I have to admit I don’t experiment with tofu nearly enough in the kitchen, but I’m excited to try these burgers!

  • Wow, these look amazing! Such a great way to shake up tofu, especially for the summer!

  • Kristina @ Love & Zest
    July 25, 2017

    Yum! I am pretty sure I should just bite my screen right now! I am in love with the pictures!

  • amanda -runtothefinish
    July 25, 2017

    My tofu at home always comes out so bland, love this idea! Maybe I’ll finally make one that I’m like helllloooo I love you.

  • Taylor Kiser
    July 24, 2017

    This burger is calling my name! Looks so delicious! Love the sweet and spicy flavors going on!

  • Laura
    July 24, 2017

    So what you’re saying is stir fry that I can eat with my hands?! Sign me up!

  • Sarah
    July 24, 2017

    You had me at sweet and spicy! Those bright colors and the flavor combo has me drooling, they look so good!