Baked Spicy Tofu

Baked Spicy Tofu

Serves 4

Slow baking tofu in a sweet-and-spicy salsa-based sauce produces a deliciously caramelized flavor reminiscent of barbeque. You can serve the tofu cutlets warm out of the oven (they're perfect with rice and beans), or cool them and try them in wraps or on top of your favorite salad.

Ingredients: 
  • 1 (16-ounce) package extra-firm tofu, drained
  • 1 (16-ounce) package Engine 2 Plant-Strong™Cantina Style Salsa
  • 3 dates, pitted and soaked in water for 1 hour to soften
  • 1 tablespoon of your favorite hot pepper sauce
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium tamari
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Method: 

Cut tofu into 8 slices, each about 1/2-inch thick. Place the slices in an even layer in a baking dish. Combine salsa, dates, hot pepper sauce and tamari in a blender, and pulse until blended. Pour over tofu, cover the baking dish and refrigerate at least an hour or overnight.

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Uncover the baking dish and bake for 30 to 35 minutes. Remove from the oven, turn tofu slices, and continue baking until the sauce is very thick and begins to brown (but not burn) around the edges of the pan, 30 to 35 minutes longer.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:200 calories (50 from fat), 6g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 390mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (3g dietary fiber, 12g sugar), 12g protein
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