This recipe for Sweet and Spicy Barbecue Tofu has a bit of sugar and orange juice for sweetness, but gets a spicy kick from chili powder and red pepper. Tofu is always a healthy, low-fat and easy to grill item to bring along to a vegetarian barbecue, and this easy vegetarian and vegan recipe is sure to be a hit!

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound extra firm tofu, well pressed and sliced into 3/4 inch rectangles
  • 3/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 3/4 cup orange juice concentrate
  • salt and pepper to taste

Preparation:

Whisk together the barbecue sauce, sugar, chili powder, pepper and orange juice over medium low heat until well combined, about 3 minutes.Place the barbecue sauce mixture in a wide flat dish, and place the tofu in the sauce, coating both sides well. Allow to marinate for at least two hours.

Grill for 4 or 5 minutes on each side, brushing with additional sauce.

Sprinkle with salt and pepper just before serving.

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