Dinner, Outdoor Cooking, Vegan

Mushroom & Tofu Burgers With Chimichurri Sauce

Cooking method:

Ninja Woodfire Electric BBQ Grill & Smoker
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Pre-heat Time: 19 mins
  • Cook Time: 12 mins
  • Total time: 46 mins
  • Skill Medium
  • Serves 4 people

Mushroom & Tofu Burgers With Chimichurri Sauce

TIP Use vegan burger buns to make recipe vegan-friendly.

TIP Use the All Purpose Blend for a rich, classic BBQ smoke flavour.

Utensils required


Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Soy, Wheat


For the burgers:

  • 1½ tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, for brushing
  • 4 large flat mushrooms (such as portobello)
  • 4 burger buns, cut in half
  • 280g block firm tofu, cut lengthwise into 4 slices (about 1cm thick)
  • Sea salt and ground black pepper, as desired
  • Rocket leaves, to serve

For the chimichurri:

  • 60ml extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1½ tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled, minced
  • 30g bunch flat leaf parsley, leaves picked and finely chopped
  • 1 red chilli, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • Sea salt and ground black pepper, as desired

Cooking mode

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  • Step 1

    To install the grill plate, position it flat on top of the heating element and gently press down until it sits into place, then close the lid.  

  • Step 2

    While holding the smoke box lid open, use the pellet scoop to pour pellets into the smoke box until filled to the top. Then close smoke box lid.

  • Step 3

    In a small bowl, add all chimichurri sauce ingredients and stir to combine. Evenly cover all sides of the tofu with half of the sauce. Set the remaining sauce aside.

  • Step 4

    Turn dial to GRILL. Set WOODFIRE FLAVOUR. Set temperature to HI and set time to 12 minutes. Select START/STOP to begin preheating (IGN and preheating will take approx. 15-19 minutes). 

  • Step 5

    Brush mushrooms with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. When the unit beeps to signify it is preheated and “ADD FOOD” is displayed, open the lid and place mushrooms, cap side down on one side of the grill. Close lid to begin cooking. 

  • Step 6

    After 5 minutes, open lid and flip mushrooms. Spoon approximately 1 teaspoon of chimichurri sauce into each cap. Place the marinated tofu slices on the other side of the grill. Close lid to continue cooking. 

  • Step 7

    After 4 minutes, open lid and flip tofu. Close lid and continue cooking until time expires.  

  • Step 8

    When cooking is complete, remove mushrooms and tofu from grill. Place burger buns, cut side down and cook until slightly grilled in the residual heat, about 1 minute. Divide the remaining chimichurri sauce between burger buns. Place 2 slices tofu onto each bun base then top with a mushroom and rocket leaves.