Enjoy our REAL Tofu Steaks on top of black beans, peppers and onions. Bring the cast iron pan to the table with a side of warm corn tortillas and sides of your favorite condiments like shredded cashew cheese, guacamole, tofu sour cream, and salsa. Have a party!
1 lb block of organic super firm tofu (sliced into eight 2oz rectangles)
¼ cup soy sauce (I used low sodium gluten free Tamari)
¼ cup agave
The Tex Mex Red Pepper Sautee
4 large Italian red peppers cut in julienne strips (about ½ inch wide)
1 large yellow onion (sliced)
2 cups cooked black beans (or one 14 oz can drained)
1 cup of REAL Tea Smoked BBQ Sauce (click link for recipe)
1 cup of organic/vegan ale or vegetable stock or water (for sautéing)
Tofu Prep — Preheat the oven to 400ºF
Open the package of tofu and drain any excess water and pat dry. I always wrap the block of tofu in a tea towel to get out the excess water.
Slice the block of tofu into eight 2 oz rectangles.
Tofu Marinade: In a glass pie plate or shallow bowl, mix the soy sauce and the agave.
Prepare a ¼ sheet pan with a piece of baking/parchment paper.
Dip/dredge the tofu slices in the marinade making sure both sides are coated and place on the baking sheet.
Bake the tofu in center rack of hot oven for 15 minutes, turn, brush with remaining marinade, and cook another 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. The tofu will look golden brown and shiny, like it’s been shellacked. It’s okay if the edges are a little charred too.
Set the tofu aside.
The Tex-Mex Fajita Stew
Saute the onions, peppers in a large cast iron frying pan on medium high heat, when the peppers and onions start to stick to the pan, deglaze with a little of the beer/stock/water at a time. Salt and pepper to taste. When they are al dente, add the barbecue sauce and the rest of the beer/stock/water and cook for about 10 minutes until the sauce reduces to about half, then add the black beans and continue cooking for about 5 to 7 minutes or until all are incorporated.
Place the tofu steaks right on top of the peppers and onions and bring the cast iron pan to the table with a side of warm corn tortillas and sides of your favorite condiments like shredded cashew cheese, guacamole, tofu sour cream, and salsa. Have a party!