This is one of those fool-proof recipes that’s so easy to make and adults and kids both seem to love it! The two things that will ensure success are to press as much moisture out of the tofu that you can, and to use a good-quality store-bought BBQ sauce (i.e. no high fructose corn syrup or additives/preservatives). Stubb’s and Nature’s Promise are both good (as well as others). As far as the tofu goes, I usually buy Nasoya or Nature’s Promise Extra-Firm Tofu. The nice thing about this recipe is that you don’t need to marinate the tofu ahead of time. It absorbs the sauce as it simmers!
1/4 cup veggie broth
3 Tblsp BBQ sauce
2 Tblsp teriyaki or soy sauce
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
Mix sauce ingredients together in a measuring cup and set aside.
Here’s what I do:
Remove tofu from tub and rinse. Slice into appox 8 slices (1/4-1/2″ thick)
Pick up half the slices at a time and press/squeeze together over sink. Press firmly on both sides without crushing the slices too much. You can remove a lot of moisture this way by applying even pressure.
Okay, time to saute tofu:
First cut tofu slices into cubes or triangles.
Add a little oil or cooking spray to a skillet (I use ceramic non-stick).
When pan is hot, carefully add tofu.
Cook on med heat for about 5 min or until it starts to lightly brown.
Flip pieces of tofu and brown on other side.
Pour in sauce and let simmer about 15 min.
(The sauce will seem thin at first, but it will reduce and thicken up as it simmers!)
You can also add a little more broth/water if needed.
This tofu is great served over rice or with mashed potatoes!