Thursday, March 27, 2014

BBQ Tofu with Scallions and Red Bells

This is a fun way to change up a tofu dinner.  With barbecue sauce and a couple of vegetables, your family can have a complete meal served over brown rice.  I usually call scallions green onions, but I wanted to fancy them up, since they're in the title.  As far as the barbecue sauce, I just recommend a natural one, free of yucky ingredients.  I bought mine at the 99 cent store!  Enjoy this simple meal!


BBQ Tofu with Scallions and Red Bells

Ingredients:

2 Tbs. olive oil
3 - 14 oz. pkgs. water-packed, extra-firm tofu, drained and cubed
1 red bell pepper, julienned into 1 and 1/2 inch to 2 inch strips
3 scallions, ends trimmed, cut into 1 inch lengths
1 and 1/2 cups of your favorite barbecue sauce

Brown rice made according to package directions

Directions:

In a large pan, heat the oil over medium high heat.  When hot, add the tofu.  Cook for 20 minutes, stirring every few minutes, until somewhat browned.  Turn heat down to medium, if tofu is cooking too quickly.  When tofu is browned, make sure heat is at medium, and add the scallions, red bell pepper, and sauce.  Cook for another five minutes, stirring frequently.  Serve over brown rice.  Simple and yummy.  Feeds five hungry vegans.

16 comments:

  1. Yum! I'll have to try this, I bet my kids will eat it up!

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    1. Your kids are such good eaters, I'm sure they will too. :-)

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  2. What a great idea for a meal! I love scallions so much so when they are in the name of a dish I get very excited ;) I'd swap out the red bell peppers for some other veggie since I'm not a bell pepper fan but I bet it would be great with zucchini and broccoli too! Another creative meal!

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    1. See, Sarah, I knew scallions was a better draw than green onions!

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  3. I love barbecue flavor but never really buy or make the sauce... this sounds great.

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  4. I love BBQ tofu! So yummy! This recipe looks fantastic!

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    1. Ingrid, I'd love to see one of your recipes!

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  5. This recipe makes me think you had four hungry vegans clamoring for dinner while you were scrambling around in the kitchen for something to serve. Necessity is the Blessed Mama of invention.

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    1. Ah, not this time, SV. I actually planned this meal, believe it or not.

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  6. Well, that looks good! I should never read blogs when I'm hungry.

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    1. Andrea, I know too well what you mean!

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  7. Yum!!! Two of my favourite things - red capsicum and tofu :-) What a beautiful combination :-)

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    1. Sandy, I love them too, even though I can hardly pronounce capsicum! :-)

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  8. Anything with BBQ sauce gets my seal of approval. I try not to keep any in the house, or I end up practically drinking it.

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    1. Yikes, that's some seriously love for BBQ sauce!

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