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Barbecue-Flavored Tofu Nuggets

Baked Barbecue-Flavored Tofu Nuggets

This is so simple that it barely qualifies as a recipe! But it is invariably a huge hit, and makes believers out of tofu skeptics. It can be served as a simple protein dish on the dinner plate, or as a hot appetizer with cocktail toothpicks. Of course, if you use VegKitchen’s recipe for Quick Vegan Barbecue Sauce, this becomes more than a 3-ingredient recipe, but since I’ve never found a prepared BBQ sauce I’ve been too impressed with, I like to take the few extra moments to make my own.

Serves: 6 to 8 (or more as an appetizer)

  • Two 16-ounce tubs extra-firm tofu
  • 1 1/2 cups store-bought natural low-fat barbecue sauce,
    or Quick Vegan Barbecue Sauce, or more, as needed
  • Scallions for garnish

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

Cut the tofu 1/2-inch thick, and blot well between clean tea-towels or several layers of paper towel.Cut the slices into dice. If you want the tofu to be super firm, use a tofu press ahead of time.

Stir together gently with 1 cup of the barbecue sauce in a mixing bowl, and transfer to a parchment- or foil-lined roasting pan.

Bake for 20 minutes, then stir in the remaining sauce and bake for another 10 minutes. If you’d like the dish to be a bit saucier, by all means, stir in a bit more barbecue sauce.

Arrange on attractive serving platter and garnish with scallions. Provide cocktail toothpicks or skewers for serving.

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  • Reply
    Louise Gardner
    April 6, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    WOW! This was amazing and my kids loved it.

    • Reply
      April 6, 2013 at 5:53 pm

      Thanks, Louise, I’m so glad it worked for you and yours!

  • Reply
    August 7, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    I followed your recipe and made these for my family the other day and they loved it. I used KC Masterpiece BBQ sauce and they tasted great! I’m going to cut bigger cubes of tofu and put them on a skewer next time. These were a total hit!

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