BBQ Tofu Sandwiches
with red cabbage and carrot slaw
- Tofu, extra firm (vacuum packed preferable) - 16 oz, 1/2" / 1.3cm slices
- BBQ sauce - 1/2 cup (use your favorite store-bought)
- Hamburger buns - 4
- Vinegar, apple cider - 2 Tbsp
- Brown sugar - 3 Tbsp
- Red pepper flakes (opt) - 1/4 tsp
- Water - 1/4 cup
- Cabbage, red - 12 oz, sliced
- Carrots - 10 oz, grated (look for pre-grated to save time)
- Green onions - 2 stalks, green parts only, chopped
- Tofu - If tofu is packaged in water, press out liquid first, like in this video. Then slice into 0.5” / 1.3 cm thick pieces. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
- Make dressing for slaw - In a saucepan, combine apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, red pepper flakes and water. Bring to a boil and continue boiling until reduced by half. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
- Cabbage (slice with a knife or food processor) / Carrots / Green onions - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 4 days ahead)
- Dress slaw - Toss cabbage, carrots and green onions with dressing. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
- Heat up a grill pan over medium-high heat. Brush with some cooking oil and then place tofu onto heated grates. Sear on each side for 4 to 6 minutes each, brushing tofu generously with BBQ sauce as it cooks.
- Toast buns.
- Give slaw a stir and season with some salt.
- Enjoy BBQed tofu in sandwiches with slaw and some extra BBQ sauce if you’d like! You’ll have more slaw than is needed for sandwiches, so have some on the side too.
We liked this dish, although my husband skipped the cabbage slaw since he hates red cabbage. His loss since it provided a nice (and much needed) crunch!0 Helpful
I made pulled chicken rather than pork for something different. I will definitely make this again. The paleo sauce was really good. The whole family ate it (13, 4, & 3).0 Helpful
Easy and delicious. Used another similar slaw that I had left over. Will make left-overs into tacos for lunch and froze the extras.0 Helpful
Excellent recipe!0 Helpful
One of the best recipes!!0 Helpful
For us I would say less sweetner, more chile!!0 Helpful