Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 30-40 minutes Total Time: 1 hour Serves: 8
1. Take extra firm tofu and slice it into 1⁄2 inch or slightly smaller slices.
2. Dip them in water, gently shake off excess water and cover with your breading mixture. Lay on greased cookie sheet and bake for 15 – 20 minutes at 400. Flip over and bake for about 15-20 min. You want them golden brown so bake for a bit longer if you need to.
3. When baked, take your serving dish and barely cover the bottom with BBQ sauce, lay your tofu on top and cover with BBQ sauce.
4. Bake covered for 10 minutes and uncover for 10 minutes at 350 until heated through and BBQ is just slightly set.
Both the tofu and BBQ sauce can be made in advance and can be assembled at the last. It takes 30 minutes to thoroughly heat in a covered dish to keep from dying out. Remove cover for last 5 minutes of baking.
Two 14 oz. Packages extra-firm tofu
2 cups water (or less for thicker sauce)
1 – 6 oz. can tomato paste
1/3 cup lemon juice
6 Tbsp. liquid aminos, or soy sauce
1-1/2 tsp. onion powder
1 to 1-1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 cup Florida cane crystals, or sugar
1-1/4 Tbsp. sesame oil (optional)
1⁄2 to 3⁄4 tsp. hickory seasoning, or hickory smoke (Optional)
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil, heat through.
1/2 cup whole wheat flour or brown rice flour for gluten free
1⁄4 cup yeast flakes
1⁄4 cup cornmeal
1 1⁄2 tsp. salt
1 1⁄2 tsp. garlic powder
Mix everything in a bowl. It is now ready to bread anything you like.