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Sloppy Tofu Recipe
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Sloppy Tofu

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"This vegetarian version of Sloppy Joe's is quick and tasty!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    1 hr


  1. Place the block of tofu onto a plate, then place another plate on top. Set a 3 to 5 pound weight on top (a container filled with water works well). Press the tofu for 20 to 30 minutes, the drain off and discard the accumulated liquid.
  2. Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.
  3. Cut the block of tofu down the middle, then widthwise into 1/4 inch thick squares. Arrange on the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 6 minutes, the turn the pieces over, and continue baking 5 minutes more. Remove the baking sheet from the oven, and allow to cool. Once the tofu is cool enough to handle, cut into 1/4 inch dice.
  5. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in the onion and green pepper; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the diced tofu, ketchup, sugar, mustard, and vinegar; season to taste with salt. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, then reduce the heat to medium-low, and simmer for 10 minutes. Serve on the whole wheat hamburger buns.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 20, 2010

if you're concerned with the texture, try cubing the tofu and freezing it solid before baking (and add a few minutes of bake time. i learned that freezing tofu gives it a much better texture if you're using it in place of some meats. you won't fool anyone into thinking it's meat, but it's a much more satisfying texture.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 08, 2008

sorry, not good, had to cooked a pizza. waste of great ketchup...


15 Ratings

Nov 09, 2009

i made this the other night. i really liked it. i don't eat sloppy joe's too often, but i really like this recipe. my husband and two year old didn't have any complaints, either. i plan on making it again.

Aug 23, 2011

The first time I made it not it was ok, but not a fan of the texture. The second time my friend said to press the tofu and then cut to smaller pieces way better!

Jul 07, 2011

Tastes very close to sloppy joes w/ ground turkey! I added a little minced garlic and put it in a processor to grind it up a little.

May 15, 2009

I second the first review, prepared by direction and even attempted to ground up the tofu, but that didn't really help either. Was fun to make, not so good to eat...

Aug 23, 2013

This was a really quick & tasty meal!!!

Sep 25, 2011

i really did not like these, could taste mustard a ton


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  • Calories
  • 693 kcal
  • 35%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 111.6 g
  • 36%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 19.3 g
  • 30%
  • Fiber
  • 8.4 g
  • 34%
  • Protein
  • 27.3 g
  • 55%
  • Sodium
  • 2019 mg
  • 81%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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