Barbecue Tofu Po'Boys

Barbecue Tofu Po'Boys

Serves 4

These New Orleans-style sandwiches offer a wildly delicious mix of flavors: tangy barbeque sauce, spicy caramelized onions, and crispy lettuce and pickles. Make them vegan by using a vegan mayonnaise.

Ingredients: 
  • 1 (14-ounce) package extra-firm tofu, drained
  • 1/2 cup of your favorite barbecue sauce
  • 4 hoagie rolls or 4 (5-inch) pieces of French baguette, split
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 large onion, halved and sliced thinly
  • Pinch fine sea salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon Cajun seasoning or your favorite spicy seasoning mix
  • 2 tablespoons garlic mayonnaise or regular mayonnaise
  • 4 lettuce leaves
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • Pickle slices (optional)
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Method: 

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with nonstick spray. Press tofu gently with paper towels to remove excess water. Slice into 8 pieces and transfer to the baking dish. Spread with barbecue sauce and bake until firm and lightly browned, about 30 minutes. Wrap rolls in foil and heat in the hot oven for last 10 minutes of cooking tofu.

Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and salt; cook until just beginning to brown, 6 to 7 minutes. Cover the skillet, lower the heat and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is browned and meltingly tender, about 10 minutes more. Stir in Cajun seasoning.

Open hot rolls and spread with mayonnaise. Stuff with tofu, onions, lettuce, tomato and pickle, if using.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:470 calories (200 from fat), 23g total fat, 3g saturated fat, 5mg cholesterol, 840mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (4g dietary fiber, 14g sugar), 18g protein
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