Easy BBQ Flavored Baked Tofu Recipe

Barbecue baked tofu - yum!
Barbecue baked tofu - yum!.
    65 mins
Ratings (18)

Looking for how to grill (barbecue) tofu? Go here: How to grill tofu 

The sugar in barbecue sauce is really what makes this BBQ-baked tofu cooking method (with just two ingredients, it's so easy that I can hardly call it a recipe!) work so well, but other marinades and sauces will work, so have fun experimenting with different flavors! I like to use a good quality Texas style barbecue sauce and serve on sourdough for a perfect vegetarian sandwich

This is also a great vegan recipe if you need to feed a crowd, since it's so easy, and, depending on the size of your oven, you can prepare a huge batch fairly quickly. And, if you're new to cooking with tofu, this is one of the first vegetarian tofu recipes I recommend you try (another one of my favorite recipes for tofu newbies are these breaded and baked tofu "chicken" nuggets). 

With nothing other than tofu and barbecue sauce, this recipe is vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free (though it never hurts to check the ingredients on the barbecue sauce you use to make sure it is gluten-free if needed). 

See also: More easy vegan recipes

What You'll Need

  • firm or extra firm tofu, well drained
  • barbecue sauce, about 1 cup

How to Make It

First, prepare your tofu. Like most vegan tofu recipes, this one will taste best if you press the tofu first. Not sure how to do that? See this easy step-by-step guide: How to press tofu.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Line a cooking sheet with aluminum foil. This will help make cleaning up easier. Spoon a thin layer of barbecue sauce across the lined pan.

Slice pressed tofu into 1/2 inch thick cutlets and place in pan.

Spoon a layer of sauce across the top of the tofu and bake for approximately one hour, checking occasionally so as not to overcook.

Tofu is done cooking when the bbq sauce has baked in and the tofu is moist, but not saucy.

Serve your bbq baked tofu in a sandwich with lettuce, tomatoes, relish and extra barbecue sauce. Yum!

Makes four servings, or fewer depending on how you'll use it (either as a side or as a main). 

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Nutritional Information (from Calorie Count):
Calories: 173, Calories from Fat: 44
Total Fat: 4.9g, Saturated Fat: 1.0g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 713mg, Total Carbohydrates: 24.6g, Dietary Fiber: 1.4g
Protein: 9.3g
Vitamin A 3%, Vitamin C 1%, Calcium 24% RDA

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