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Memphis-Style Barbecue Tofu

Memphis-Style Barbecue Tofu

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20 review(s) averaging 4.4. 88% would make again

Top-ranked recipe named "Memphis-Style Barbecue Tofu"

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Excellent served with biscuits (or cornbread), greens (collards are my favorite), and vegetarian baked beans (or lima beans and corn cooked in butter with a little salt and pepper). In addition to being tasty right out of the oven, this makes an excellent lunch the next day (hot or cold), though you might have to hide some in advance if you want any left over! Keeps nicely in the fridge for up to a week (at least I think it will - it's never lasted that long in our house, even with only two people).

"I baked the tofu for 1 hour turning every 15 minutes and some of the smaller pieces got a little crunchy which was ok. My husband and I loved this dish though and even he said we could have this again. I did cut it in half and it made enough for 4 sandwiches on hamburger buns. I would recommend it highly."

- abakergirl714

Ingredients

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2 15-oz packages Extra-firm tofu; pressed
1 tablespoon Butter; (or vegan margarine if making vegan)
1/4 cup Onion; finely chopped
1 12-oz bottle Catsup; (choose a good-tasting brand, such as Henry's Grandma's Catsup
1/4 cup Chili sauce; (not the Thai kind; Heinz makes a decent brand)
3 tablespoons Brown sugar; firmly packed
3 tablespoons Molasses
2 tablespoons Yellow mustard
1 tablespoon Fresh Lemon Juice
1 tablespoon Vegetarian Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon Liquid smoke
1 tablespoon Garlic powder; (or granulated garlic)
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Black pepper
1 teaspoon Chili powder
1 dash Cayenne powder; (or to taste)

Original recipe makes 6 Servings

Servings  

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cut one of the blocks of tofu into bite-sized cubes (about the size of dice), and crumble the other block of tofu into small chunks (bite-sized and smaller). Place the tofu in a lightly oiled baking dish (large enough so that you only have one layer). Cook until tofu is lightly browned and slightly chewy, tossing every 15 minutes or so (it should take about an hour or two to cook the tofu properly).

While the tofu is cooking, prepare the sauce: In a saucepan, slowly saute the chopped onion in butter until soft and just beginning to turn yellow. Add remaining ingredients. Simmer about 15 minutes. Taste, and adjust seasonings.

Combine sauce and tofu in a baking dish, and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes (note that this is about how long it takes to bake biscuits to go with the barbecue tofu).

Notes

my own creation (modified from a conglomeration of Memphis-style bbq sauce recipes)

Credits

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Verified by stevemur

photo by lizmari lizmari

photo by lizmari lizmari

photo by abakergirl714 abakergirl714

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Just not a fan of tofus but I have to make it sometimes and I try to be creative. This eas all the creative I needed without any help from me and my momma liked it plenty. Def goinh to favorites.
Aimeelady 11 month ago
srbodlak 12 months ago
This was a hit. Made it vegan. Next time I will use a little less smoke because it had a bit too much vinegar taste
trevalr 1 year ago
My family really liked this recipe. Cooking the tofu this way gives it a really nice texture. I will most definitely make this dish again.
jopacaco 2 years ago
The sauce is excellent . But it takes to long for such a plain dinner
angel99216 2 years ago
Wonderful! I loved the sauce and tofu made in the oven is just great. I'll definitely be making this again!
Juliepac 2 years ago
The sauce was sweet and thick and my husband LOVED it. He used the leftovers to make a BBQ sandwich for the next day's lunch. I really love the tofu cooking process though - what a great base for lots of things. Great side recommendations, too!! :)
JessieEK 3 years ago
This recipe is making my mouth water...yum. It seems to be easy, just a bit time consuming, but if it tastes great....WHO CARES? I can't wait to test this meal.
Petscanner 3 years ago
Awesome! The BBQ recipe itself is really good and can be used on chicken as well. I'll make it again for dinner!
mamakitchen 4 years ago
not sure if this worked properly the sauce was great but way too much for the tofu and my tofu was dry and tough? oven too high? 1st time we've tried tofu so hope its cook error
coolie11 4 years ago
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