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Barbecued Tofu Strips

Updated on October 12, 2017
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Athlyn Green enjoys whipping up tasty dishes in her home kitchen. She's received many requests for her recipes and is happy to share these.

Barbecued Tofu Strips

Tofu fried crispy and topped with a tangy sauce. Delicious!
Tofu fried crispy and topped with a tangy sauce. Delicious! | Source

This recipe for barbequed tofu strips is a nice addition to the menu--great for those who want to reduce meat consumption, for vegetarians or for tofu lovers.

Barbecued tofu strips are delicious and can be used in place of meat or as a tasty side dish. Most people think they are eating barbecued chicken when they taste these.The consistency is very similar and these are delightfully flavorful and crispy.

Recipe for Barbecued Tofu Strips


  • Firm tofu, sliced into strips
  • 1-2 tbsp. butter
  • Chopped onion
  • Crushed garlic
  • Sliced mushrooms (optional)
  1. Brown tofu strips and other ingredients in a fry pan until crispy and browned.

Barbecue Sauce


  • 1/2 cup chopped onion in
  • 1 tbsp. butter

Add in:

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 vinegar
  • 1/4 brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • (optional: dash of hot sauce)
  1. Bring to a gentle boil and stir, cooking until slightly thickened.
  2. Place tofu strips into a greased casserole dish and brush/cover with barbecue sauce.
  3. Bake uncovered 30-40 minutes at 325 degrees.

Tofu Bunwich

Tofu Bunwich
Tofu Bunwich | Source

Barbecued Tofu Bunwiches

If you like buns and want a healthful filling, try cutting wide slices of tofu and frying them in a little oil. You can also add mushrooms, garlic, and onions. Brush barbecue sauce (homemade or bottled) on tofu slices and continue to cook and turn the slices.

When the tofu slices are crispy, add them to a toasted bun and include bun fillings of choice, such as lettuce, cheese, sprouts, olives, etc. (basically, anything you would add to barbecued chicken or turkey).

Barbecued tofu bunwiches are delicious, full of flavor and good for you.

Fried Tofu Strips

Fried Tofu Strips
Fried Tofu Strips | Source

Other Ideas for Fried Tofu

You can also make fried tofu strips or marinated fried tofu strips.

Fried Tofu Strips

You can also make plain, crispy tofu strips by slicing firm tofu into rectangular-shaped strips and frying in a little oil or butter.

  • Add seasonings of choice
  • Add onions to the mixture for additional flavor

Serving suggestions:

  • Add fried tofu strips to stir-fry, in place of chicken
  • Dip fried tofu strips in plum sauce

Marinated Fried Tofu Strips

You can marinate your tofu ahead of time, using a little wine vinegar, olive oil and spices and herbs (seasoning salt, onion powder, basil, pepper) prior to frying and adding into stir-fry.

Stir Fry with Tofu

Fried Tofu Chow Mein

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Credit: dantata

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      Chris Stonecipher 8 years ago


      This looks delicious and I will try it soon. I found this on our Chris Stonecipher and Friends Blog. I will add it to Digg.

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      Athlyn Green 9 years ago from West Kootenays

      Hi Drummer boy,

      These are delicious. They have a satisfying texture and the flavor makes them well worth trying. I tried these on company and everyone marveled at how good they tasted and wanted the recipe.

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      drummer boy 9 years ago from Kirksville,MO

      this looks like something I would like to try sometime. Thanks for the recipe. Thumbs up from me.