How to Grill Meat Substitutes

Tofu, tempeh, veggie dogs, veggie sausage and veggie burgers all taste great when cooked on the grill!

  • Meat substitutes tend to stick to the grill, so be sure to use a light brushing of canola oil to help prevent sticking. A non-stick grate or foil packets lightly coated with oil can also be helpful.
  • When grilling tofu, use firm or extra-firm and press it prior to cooking to remove as much of the moisture as possible.
  • Grill over a preheated grill (not too hot!) for 5-7 minutes per side. Place the tofu directly over moderately hot coals or use the indirect heat method. Rotate or move it to a cooler part of the grill during cooking as necessary to ensure that the outside isn't cooking too quickly.
  • Try marinating your tofu in the fridge overnight. For quicker turnaround time, 30 minutes will get the job done.
  • Burger and hot dog alternatives grill up fairly quickly over indirect heat. Follow instructions on the packaging, as ingredients and cooking times may vary.
 
Tofu Veggie Skewers with Pineapple Mango Jerk Sauce

Tofu Veggie Skewers with Pineapple Mango Jerk Sauce

Transform mango into a spiced barbeque sauce that's perfect for glazing these colorful skewers.

Grilled Teriyaki Tofu

Grilled Teriyaki Tofu

Tempeh's firm texture makes it a perfect match for the grill.