BBQ Tofu and “Baked” Beans

BBQ Tofu and Baked Beans

By now you are all aware of my obsession with BBQ sauce. Bullseye Original is a staple in my household…I have a habit of putting it on everything – chicken, meatloaf, quesadillas…even things that just shouldn’t have BBQ sauce on them. lol. Well, here I go again. I’ve heard rumor that, BORG-like, tofu just absorbs whatever sauces you put on it. I figured that if that was true, what better sauce than BBQ sauce? Oh, and once again I’ve come up with a “baked” P90x recipe that involves no baking. As you  know, I am allergic to waiting for my food! =)

BBQ Tofu Ingredients:

  • 6 oz. ultra-firm tofu
  • 2 Tb. BBQ sauce

Heat skillet over medium heat. Add tofu and BBQ sauce, cook and stir for 5 minutes.

“Baked” Beans Ingredients:

  • 1 (19.75 oz.) can black beans
  • 1 (19.75 oz.) can pinto beans
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 Tb. Worchestershire

Heat a saucepan over medium heat. Rinse beans and add to pan along with ketchup and Worchestershire. Cook, stirring occasionally for 5-10 minutes or until heated through.

P90x Nutrition Plan Servings:

Serve 1/2 of tofu recipe over 1 cup of the beans. Provides 1 protein, 1 carb, 1 condiment serving.

P.S. Sure enough, my tofu tasted like barbecue sauce. Score!

P.P.S. Yes, the “BORG” thing was a Star Trek reference. I didn’t watch it…this friend of mine did. Yeah. So sue me! 😉


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  1. Sarah (appifanie)

    You guys can try a few other things to improve tofu texture 🙂

    1. Freeze the tofu. Open the container, drain the liquid, stick the whole thing in the freezer. Once frozen, move it into the fridge to defrost. Then press and prepare.

    2. Press the tofu.

    3. Tofu XPress the tofu! http://www.tofuxpress.com/

    Also, I pretty much only buy XFirm Tofu. I’m a vegan and when I first started eating tofu I hated it too 🙂 Now it’s one of my favorite things.

    1. CJ =)

      Hey Sarah!
      Thanks so much for posting about pressing the tofu – I had never heard of doing this before until I read about it on your blog, and I was planning to come back here and mention it. Lo and behold, you had beat me to it! =D

      For any of you other vegan P90xers out there, Sarah is a vegan and is figuring out how to adapt the P90x nutrition plan to her needs. Check it out: http://imnotstarving.blogspot.com

      I’m especially interested in your blog, Sarah, because I am considering veganism myself (very reluctantly, given my issues with vegetables!!) after reading the book “The China Study.” At the very least, I want to start expanding the resources and offerings on this site for vegetarians and vegans.

      Thanks for contributing!
      – CJ =)

  2. Brad

    Well, I have avoided tofu my entire life. I purchased a block of it during my first round of P90X, but never used it. I saw this recipe, and decided to give it a try.

    You are correct, the tofu does taste like BBQ sauce. But if it wasn’t for the beans, there would still be no way I could eat this. The consistency of the tofu still is too much of a turn off. But, serving it with the beans hides the texture almost completely and allows me to eat the meal.

    WELL DONE!!!

    1. CJ =)

      Hey Brad!
      I know what you mean about avoiding tofu. I have always avoided it too, for exactly the same reason – I’m big on consistency, and tofu’s consistency is, in a word, GROSS. lol. I’m so glad that I could help you figure out a way to eat tofu too! Thanks so much for taking the time to comment.
      – CJ =)

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