Here’s another BBQ Tofu recipe. The tofu part is easy, it’s the sauce that takes a little time. But it’s mostly cooking time. In the sauce recipe, I didn’t have red pepper flakes so I added cayenne pepper instead. This was really good. Toby went back for seconds and now I have no leftovers. I served this with mashed potatoes, some jazzed up green beans (soy sauce, honey, garlic powder, walnuts), and yeast rolls. I had NOTHING left over for tomorrow’s lunch. :(
Baked BBQ Tofu
(“Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook” by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero)
1 recipe Backyard BBQ Sauce or Apricot BBQ Sauce
1 lb tofu, drained and pressed, cut widthwise into eighths
2 tbsp peanut oil
1 tbsp soy sauce
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a 9×18″ (preferably glass or ceramic) baking pan, dredge the tofu in the peanut oil and tamari to coat on both sides. Bake for 15 minutes, then flip the slices and bake for 15 more minutes. Meanwhile, prepare whichever sauce you are using.
When the tofu is done baking, pour the sauce over it, smothering it all over. Return to the oven and bake for 15 more minutes. Remove from the oven and serve.
Backyard BBQ Sauce
(from the same cookbook)
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 medium-size yellow onion, chopped as finely as you can
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
1/3 cup molasses
1/3 cup white vinegar
2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp prepared yellow mustard (Dijon is fine, too)
2 tsp liquid smoke
Preheat a saucepan over medium heat. Place the onions in the pan and saute in oil until browned (about 7 minutes). Add the garlic and saute for another minute. Add all the other ingredients except the mustard and liquid smoke, and cook for at least 30 minutes and up to 1 hour, uncovered, stirring occasionally. Lower the heat if the sauce begins to splatter everywhere. Add the mustard and liquid smoke, and taste for sweetness/sourness. Adjust the flavors if you think it’s necessary, and cook for 5 more minutes. If you like a smooth BBQ sauce then puree it, but that’s not entirely necessary.