Recipe of the Week: BBQ Tofu Steaks

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Posted March 4, 2010 by Rachelle Owen

When it was time for us to think of a new theme for this month’s “Recipe of the Week,” we tried to pick the most versatile food we possibly could … tofu! Tofu is rich in protein, minerals and plant components called isoflavones—making it healthy, on top of being delish! You can make almost anything with tofu, and last night I tried making BBQ tofu steaks (for the first time, and they were amaaazing!). Here they are!

What you need:

  • Extra firm tofu (if you find Twin Oaks Community tofu near you, buy it!)
  • BBQ sauce—you can pick this up for as cheap as a buck at most grocery stores. I used A1 steak sauce for these!
  • Herbs/spices—I used a pre-packaged mix of Italian herbs and then added cracked pepper.
  • Olive oil to coat the grill or pan.
  • Veggies—I got fancy and made collard greens and wild rice, but you can steam up some broccoli or corn, or make a salad!

If you have a grill, use it! Sadly … I don’t, but I do have a counter-top grill. I oiled it up using organic olive oil, and grilled these tofu slices (extra firm, remember? Make sure you soak all of the water out, click here for how to press tofu!) for 20-30 minutes after marinating them in A1 for about a half an hour in the fridge. I like things extra crispy (some may say burnt), but how long you grill them for is up to you. Serve and enjoy!

Try them out and let me know what you think!

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  • Profile photo of ricochetdarling

    1128 days ago

    VN:F [1.9.22_1171]


    Not to be a Debbie Downer, but BBQ sauce has Worcestershire Sauce in it and that has anchovies in it.

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      1127 days ago

      VN:F [1.9.22_1171]


      Hey Rebekah,
      Great looking out! Lots of people aren’t aware of that, but there are also plenty of vegan-friendly BBQ sauces out there. So if the one in your fridge has Worcestershire in it, head to the store with mom or dad next time to help them find a tasty cruelty-free bottle!

  • 1656 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]


    This recipe was delicious! I used Jack Daniel’s spicy BBQ sauce and grilled it with a George Foreman grill. I made some tomato basil risotto to go with it. Vegan has never tasted so yummy.

  • 1695 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]


    This looks so yummy.. I’ve always wanted to find a way to make tofu without the concept of it actually being tofu.. Good idea :)

  • 1992 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]


    gir! makes me wish i had a grill! well I might try it in the oven anyhow :)

  • 2000 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]


    Just tried this out for dinner but had to do mine in the oven. Very good & filling thanks!

  • 2003 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]


    I’ve never really liked BBQ sauce but I know some people who do!

  • 2005 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]


    This looks awesome! I’m going to try marinating some tofu in some hickory bbq sauce.

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