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Tofu as Meat Substitute

These Tofu crumbles can be used in any recipe that calls for ground meat. They are flavor sponges, so they easily take any sauce or spice you use.


  • 15 oz tofu, package extra firm

  1. Slice tofu squares in half so you have 4 thin rectangles. Place in between several layers of paper towels.
  2. Place something flat and heavy on top- phone books or a heavy pan on a sheet pan. Let tofu sit for 5 minutes. Change the paper towels and repeat. This presses the liquid out.
  3. Wrap in fresh paper towels and place in freezer for 24 hours.
  4. After 24 hours, remove from freezer and place in fridge for 24 hours to thaw.
  5. After the tofu has thawed, squeeze it like a sponge to remove the remaining liquid.
  6. Use your hands to crumble the tofu into a large bowl.

Takes 2 days to properly prepare the tofu, so plan accordingly.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Serving Size: 8-10 oz

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