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Maple Chili Glazed Tofu


  • Author: She Likes Food
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Vegan, Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This Maple Chili Glazed Tofu is easy to make, full of flavor and perfect for a vegan holiday main dish!


Ingredients

  • 1 (14 oz) package extra firm tofu, pressed
  • 1 tablespoon tamari, or soy sauce
  • 3 teaspoons corn starch
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Maple Chili Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons tamari, or soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

Instructions

  1. Press as much water out of the tofu as you can and cut it into pieces.  You can do large pieces or small pieces.  Place the tofu in a bowl and sprinkle with tamari and cornstarch.  Carefully mix until each piece of tofu is coated.
  2. Heat a large pan over medium heat and add the olive oil.  Once oil is heated, carefully place the tofu in and let cook for about 5 minutes on each side, until golden brown and crispy.  Drain any excess oil of the pan.
  3. Make the glaze while the tofu is cooking.  Add all glaze ingredients to a bowl and mix until combined.  Pour over the tofu and cook until the glaze has thickened and can coat the back of a spoon, about 5-7 minutes.
  4. Best when served hot but can also be reheated at a later time.