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How to Make Tofu Taste like Meat

If you miss meat, use these simple tips to trick your carnivorous side.


  • Step 1: Choose a firm tofu Choose tofu marked firm or extra firm. This will give you a more meat-like texture.
  • TIP: Freezing tofu will give it a firmer but chewier texture.
  • Step 2: Press and drain tofu Press the tofu and drain it of excess water by wrapping it in a towel and placing a heavy weight on top of it. This will allow it to crumble more easily.
  • Step 3: Season or marinate Season the tofu with your favorite spice blend, or marinate it in your favorite dressing or barbecue sauce.
  • TIP: Tofu is naturally bland and will absorb any added flavoring from seasoning and sauces.
  • Step 4: Use in sauces or stews Replace the meat in spaghetti sauce, stroganoff, tacos, or stews with crumbled tofu.
  • Step 5: Grill or pan-fry Grill or pan-fry the tofu for a great charred flavor and crunchy texture – your family will never know the difference.
  • FACT: Did you know? The world consumes about 280 million tons of meat per year.

You Will Need

  • Spices
  • Marinade
  • Barbecue sauce

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