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Tofu Jerky II Recipe
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Tofu Jerky II

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"This produces tangy, flavorful tofu jerky much like the kind you get at the health food store."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    2 hrs
  • COOK

    8 hrs

    10 hrs


  1. Place tofu block between paper towels on a plate. Set another plate on top, and put a weight on top of the plate such as a can to press the water from the block of tofu while you prepare the sauce.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the soy sauce, maple syrup, liquid smoke, garlic powder, black pepper, barbeque sauce and brown sugar until smooth.
  3. Slice tofu into 1/4 inch thick slices, and dip them in the sauce to coat. Place in a tightly sealed container. Place in the refrigerator, and let marinate for one to two hours.
  4. Preheat the oven to the lowest temperature, around 200 degrees F (95 degrees C). Line the oven rack with heavy duty aluminum foil, and place in the lowest position of the oven. Place the tofu slices on the foil.
  5. Bake for about 8 hours, checking and turning over tofu slices every few hours. Tofu jerky is done when it is hard and uniformly dark in color.
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  • Note
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 21, 2004

This turned out very flavorful, although I might cut down on the pepper a little the next time. I used my dehydrator instead of the oven, and it still took a fair amount of time to dry. I ended up leaving it drying overnight and by morning it was perfectly done and chewy. I'll be making this one regularly!

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 24, 2005

I love tofu and I love beef jerky. So I thought I would give this recipe a try especially after reading the reviews. I followed the recipe exactly; only change was to use a food dehydrator instead of the oven. I am sorry but I was a little disappointed. I love all of the ingredients listed but surprisingly the end taste just wasn't for me and the texture was too rubbery. I am sorry.


23 Ratings

May 29, 2004

I was shocked. This actually tasted really good!!! I am on a low carb diet so I used low carb, maple syrup, brown sugar and barbeque sauce and it turned out great. I think the next time I make this I will add a little hot sauce to give it a kick!!!

Jan 27, 2009

Very Good. Not beef jerky, but who would actually want to eat a cow!! I used my Krups Toaster Oven and did the convect baking option. After reading the reviews, I think this is one of those recipes that require a good oven. If you have a poor quality one, the fluctuation in temperate will make it impossible to make these. I flipped mine every hour and a half and reapplied the sauce. This made them a bit too spicy so next time I will only re-coat them only two or three times. If you don't like spicy, cut down on the black pepper. The only reason I am giving it four and not five stars is because the spicy is on the front of the tongue and not on the back. Proper spicy should be on the back or balanced. I am going to try a dash of cayenne pepper or heat the sauce with a small piece of a habanero in it before applying it. That should balance out the spice. All in all, I never have tried jerky tofu before, and for a long time vegan, this is a nice new way to enjoy my tofu. Thank you!!!! Added: I left one piece out and took a little bite each day. I lasted 8 days before it started to get a little too tough.

Mar 13, 2008

I raised the temp. to 250 and only needed to cook 4hr for tast I brushed on BBQ sauce in the last 20 min. it was good i'll make that again just for me...i'v made this 5 times now and each time its better and go's faster who cares what it is ti tases great!!

Jul 30, 2008

The grownups in the house loved this recipe. A few of the kids thought it was a bit too spicy. We omitted the liquid smoke and used Rapadura instead of brown sugar. All in all a good recipe, we will definitely make this one again.

Aug 05, 2009

Delicious! It's a sweet and spicy marinade and I thought it tasted really good without the liquid smoke. I used a 250 degree oven and it took over 5 hours, but I think I cut the pieces too thick. I also marinaded the tofu overnight. I can't keep my hands off it, it's so tasty!

Mar 29, 2005

Taste pretty good, but looks like dog treats.


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  • Calories
  • 58 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 2.2 g
  • 3%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 4.5 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 410 mg
  • 16%

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

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