Veggie Chef
1:39 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

BBQ Baked Tofu

Cubed, baked tofu is delicious and versatile.

As many of you may not have prepared tofu this way before, I am making this as easy as possible. I am even recommending a ready-made organic barbecue sauce!

You can toss the yummy, barbecue flavored little cubes into a wrap, a salad or directly into your mouth. Preparing the tofu this way makes it really firm, a little crispy around the edges and full of flavor.
 
What you need:

1 16oz package extra firm tofu* patted dry and cut into one-inch cubes
4 oz barbecue sauce (Annie's Natural Smoky Maple - which is vegan and gluten free)
Cooking spray

What you do:

Place the tofu in a large, shallow container with a lid. Cover completely with the barbecue sauce. Stir the tofu and sauce, and make sure the tofu is completely coated. Put the tofu in the fridge and go do something else for a few hours at least. You can do this part before work and come home and bake.

When you're ready to bake the tofu, preheat the over to 400 and spray a cooking sheet with olive oil spray.  Scoop the tofu from its container with a slotted spoon or spatula to get off a bit of the extra barbecue sauce. You can always save that sauce for dipping if
you wish. Lay the tofu in a single layer on the cookie sheet and put it in the preheated oven. After 20 minutes, go flip them and let them bake another 20 minutes.

*Please note that I prefer to use Twin Oaks extra firm tofu. You do not need to press it first. If you buy another (and for lack of a better word) soggier tofu, you will need to press it before using. This is not difficult but it does add a little more time to the preparation.