Friday, December 30, 2011

BBQ Tofu Sliders with Baked Sweet Potato Fries

This recipe takes like 3 minutes to prepare and works as an excellent appetizer for veg and non-veg friendly crowds.  The trick is using delicious BBQ sauce and using a ton of it.  I got my slider buns at Trader Joes for like two dollars and they are awesome.  Obviously, if you don't have slider buns you can make regular sized burgers but tiny little burgers are so much more fun to eat.  I make this recipe when I am feeling really lazy so I usually just add pickles but you can top them with whatever you want, I have topped them with vegan coleslaw and onion and that is just killer!  I have also baked the bbq tofu in bite size pieces and served them as appetizers, you can do a lot with the bbq tofu.

BBQ Tofu Sliders

1 16 oz block of super firm tofu sliced 1/4 inch thick
BBQ sauce (I like Red Tail bbq sauce and it has no high fructose corn syrup)
Slider Buns
optional: pickles, coleslaw, onions, lettuce, tomato, grilled onions or whatever you like

1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.  Place tofu on a baking sheet sprayed with non-stick spray and cover each piece of tofu with a generous amount of bbq sauce.  Put in the oven for 12-15 minutes until the bbq sauce begins to caramelize but not burn.  Turn over and cover the bottom of the tofu with a generous amount of bbq sauce and cook for another 12 minutes or so until the bbq sauce begins to get crispy.  If needed cut your baked bbq tofu so they fit nicely in the slider bun and top with toppings of your choice.  Serve with sweet potato fries, salad, coleslaw or whatever you wish.

Sweet Potato Fries

1 pound of sweet potatoes cut into french fry shapes
olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

1.  Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.  Place sweet potatoes on a baking sheet and drizzle olive oil over the top until the potatoes are lightly coated and add salt and pepper to your taste.  Cook for 15 minutes and then take out of the oven and turn over to try to get both sides crispy, put back in the over to cook for another 10 minutes.  Be careful sweet potatoes are very easy to burn do to there sugar content.

Note: You can cook the tofu and the fries in the oven at the same time and have a nice dinner done in less than 30 minutes.

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