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Hot “Honey” Dijon BBQ Crispy Tofu Bites

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If you have my first cookbook Liv B’s Vegan on a Budget, then you likely have seen my favourite recipe for crispy tofu cubes in there! Today we are taking the idea of that recipe and switching it up to make this Hot “Honey” Dijon BBQ version. Its crazy good! Each tofu bite is crispy on the outside, tender inside, and covered in a spicy bbq “honey” mustard sauce. Its sounds a little complicated but I promise it could not be easier! These little tofu bites are super addicting. They are delicious served with oven-baked potato wedges and greens for dinner, or in a hearty wrap for lunch! You could even use them as a protein source on top of salads. The hot “honey” bbq sauce makes them a super delicious addition to any boring old meal!

If you’ve made my crispy tofu cubes recipe, this is essentially the same process, but then they’re tossed in a homemade hot “honey” dijon bbq sauce. Easier than it sounds!

You just whisk together the cornstarch and spices (that’s the breading) toss the tofu in there, fry in a skillet and then pour the sauce overtop. It doesn’t get easier than that and they are absolutely delicious!

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Hot “Honey” Dijon BBQ Crispy Tofu Bites


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  • Author: Liv B
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings

Description

Crispy hot “honey” mustard bbq tofu bites!


Ingredients

  • 100 g firm tofu, drained and pressed, cut into bite-size triangles
  • 1/2 cup corn starch or flour of choice
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika or regular paprika
  • 1/2 tsp onion pwoder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • oil for frying
  • 1/2 cup of your favourite bbq sauce
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp smooth dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp red chilli flakes
  • 2 green onions, sliced, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Place a large frying pan on medium heat. Add a few tbsp oil (I did about 4, enough to cover the bottom of the pan).
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the corn starch, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Add the tofu cubes and toss to coat.
  3. Add the tofu pieces to the hot pan and fry a few minutes per side, until all sides are golden and crispy, about 15 minutes total.
  4. Remove the pan from the heat and let it cool a few minutes. In a bowl, stir together the bbq sauce, brown sugar, dijon and chilli flakes until combined.
  5. Pour sauce over tofu and stir to coat. Place back on the stove on low heat, being careful not to let it get too hot or it will burn quickly due to the sugar.
  6. Serve with green onion, if desired. I like to serve this with potato wedges, on top of a salad, in a wrap or as an app on its own!
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes

3 Comments

  1. My new favourite tofu recipe!!! Have made it twice in the span of three days and I can’t wait to convert more non-vegans into liking tofu 🙂

  2. I made this yesterday and it was delicious. I actually just recently learned about potato starch to make a crispy layer, so I used that instead of cornstarch. Delicious!!

  3. First off, I LOVE your food! It’s a staple in my house. Seriously….LOVE.
    I’m wondering if you can give me a general tip in regards to recipes like this one. I have to use 2 entire blocks of tofu (in the US so about 32 oz or 908g) to feed a family of 8. Your recipe, as written, is about 1/8 of what I would have to use, but I’m sure I wouldn’t literally use 8 times the other ingredients (sauce, spices). Can you offer any advice on what I could try doing to determine how much to use when having to make this much extra? I’m usually really good at figuring it out, but that’s with recipes that start off with a bigger tofu (etc) portion..lol.
    Thanks so much!






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