Tofu Burgers


3 Tbls Veggie oil		1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 large onion, chopped		1 Tbls dijon mustard
1 large carrot, grated		1 1/2 Tbls dark sesame oil
1 green pepper, chopped		3 Tbls tamari soy sauce
1 1/2 tsp. dried basil		black pepper to taste
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2 large eggs*			3 cakes tofu, pressed and crumbled
1 cup bread crumbs
3/4 cup walnuts, ground finely or chopped

*for a vegan version, omit the eggs and add juice of one lemon and 1/4
cup of tahini.  Reduce to 2 Tbls the tamari, and increase bread crumbs
to 1 1/4 cups (note: I always make it like this and bet it's better!)

Saute veggies and basil in oil until tender, about 10 minutes.  In a
bowl, add the tofu, and the other ingredients.  Add the sauted veggies
when done.  Stir well and form patties.  Bake on an oiled baking sheet
for 30 minutes at 375 degress, or until golden brown.  Serve with tomatoes,
onions, lettuce, mustard, ketchup, etc.

Note:  I make these into burgers, put them on a cookie sheet and freeze
them until solid, then put them in a bag.  Then I can pull them out and
stick them in the oven for slightly longer and enjoy them for weeks!