I made up a fairly easy and quick recipe for BBQ tofu a while ago. It’s really more of a summer recipe, but it’s been on my to-do/to-blog list for far too long. I’m ready to cross it off. Hopefully I’m not forgetting any integral ingredients, but like I said, it’s very simple.
1/2 bottle BBQ sauce
1 block firm tofu, drained
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/2 white onion, sliced
black pepper to taste
4 large sandwich buns
If you haven’t drained tofu before, simply put a paper towel on top, and then place something heavy on it (like a glass mixing bowl) for about an hour. This really helps to make the tofu extra crispy and nice on your sandwich. Shred the tofu to give it a barbeque consistency after it has been drained. It should look something like this:
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. To prevent sticking, you can add a little oil to the tofu, but it really is optional. Mix the garlic and pepper into the tofu in your oven safe pan, and let bake for about a half hour. Then take it out, give it a good stir, and smother it in BBQ sauce. Put it back into the oven until the sauce bubbles, and you will have a great BBQ sandwich. This is especially good if you add red-cabbage slaw to the sandwich, and can find the recipe here. Throw in a side of sweet potato fries and you have a fabulous, albeit southern meal.