Sweet and Spicy Barbecue Tofu Recipe

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  • 70 mins
  • Prep: 60 mins,
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4

Like barbecue tofu? This recipe for Sweet and Spicy Barbecue Tofu has a bit of sugar and orange juice for sweetness but gets a spicy kick from chili powder and red pepper. Tofu is always a healthy, low-fat and easy to grill item to bring along to a vegetarian barbecue, and this easy vegetarian and vegan recipe is sure to be a hit!

What You'll Need

  • 1 pound extra firm tofu, well pressed and sliced into 3/4 inch rectangles
  • 3/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 3/4 cup orange juice concentrate
  • Salt and pepper to taste

How to Make It

  1. 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.
  2. Whisk together the barbecue sauce, sugar, chili powder, pepper and orange juice over medium low heat until well combined, about 3 minutes.
  3. Place the barbecue sauce mixture in a wide flat dish, and place the tofu in the sauce, coating both sides well. Allow to marinate for at least two hours.
  1. Grill for 4 or 5 minutes on each side, brushing with additional sauce.
  2. Sprinkle with salt and pepper just before serving.

Never grilled tofu before? Check out these tofu grilling tips.

More Vegetarian and Vegan Barbecue Recipes:
Barbecued Asparagus
Balsamic Barbecued Beets
Garlicky Grilled New Potatoes
Vegetarian Grilled Apples and Cabbage
Grilled Peaches with Ice Cream
Spicy Grilled Corn on the Cob
Thai Style Barbecued Eggplant

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 386
Total Fat 8 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Unsaturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 667 mg
Carbohydrates 70 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Protein 13 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)