Ways to Make Tofu Actually Taste Like Meat

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A few easy tips and tricks to making tofu taste like meat
Ways to Make Tofu Actually Taste Like Meat

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Transform your tofu and step up your Meatless Monday game 5 easy ways.

BBQ Sauce. Marinate tofu in barbecue sauce for 30 minutes and pop it under the broiler for a tasty piece of tofu. Pair it with coleslaw and potato salad for the full barbecue experience.

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Chili. Rinse a block of tofu under water, then squeeze dry. Pulse it a few times in the food processor for a ground-meat-like texture and add it to your favorite chili recipe.

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Grilled. Cube up tofu and marinate with cubed vegetables in Italian dressing for 30 minutes. Grill until the vegetables are cooked through.

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“Meat” Balls. Tossed with tomato sauce and spaghetti, no one will know that they’re eating tofu meatballs.

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Spices. Because tofu has relatively little flavor on its own, adding spices, bouillon cubes, or marinades can transform those blocks of bean curd into something delicious.

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Julie Ruggirello is the Recipe Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @TDMRecipeEditor.

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