Meatless Monday: Tofu in Chili Garlic Sauce

I really love dishes that you can get everything in one. They are definitely my go to meals. It means less clean up for me and a one-stop nutritious meal for everyone else. It’s a win-win in my book.

 

 

Tofu is great and very versatile. It’s essentially flavourless so you can make it taste like whatever you want. It’s also loaded with nutrients like protein, fibre, vitamin A, thiamin, folic acid, calcium, zinc, iron and anti-cancer phytonutrients which makes it fantastic for growing kids and expectant moms!

 

This recipe takes a little more effort because you need to fry the tofu first. But once that’s done, it’s quick and easy. Dinner in less than 30 minutes!

 

After frying the tofu, you simply whisk the sauce in a bowl.

 

Heat the oil and garlic and add the veggies. Cook until softened.

 

Then add the sauce and tofu and simmer for a few minutes.

 

And there you go! A nutrient dense, great tasting meal!

 

Ingredients

1 lb. firm tofu, cubed

1 medium sweet pepper, sliced

1 cup mushrooms, sliced

1 tsp garlic, minced

2 tbsp oil

salt and pepper to taste

 

For the Chili Garlic sauce:

1 tbsp ketchup

4 tbsp chili sauce

1/2 tsp ginger

1 1/2 tsp soy sauce

2 tsp brown sugar

1/4 cup warm water

1 tsp arrowroot flour/ cornstarch

 

Directions

  • Fry cubed tofu in oil until golden brown. Set aside.

  • In a bowl, whisk all ingredients for the sauce until well combined. Set aside.

  • Heat sauté pan, add oil and garlic. Cook until aromatic.

  • Add sweet peppers and mushrooms. Add salt and pepper and cook for a few minutes until peppers have softened.

  • Add sauce and stir.

  • Add tofu and combine until covered in sauce. Allow to simmer for a few minutes.

  • Remove from heat and serve with brown rice or noodles.

  • Enjoy!

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