If using firm tofu packed in water for this sloppy Joes recipe, drain it well, then let sit between several layers of paper towels and weight with a few plates to get rid of as much water as possible.
1 medium onion, finely chopped
8 ounces crimini mushrooms, grated
8 ounces firm tofu, drained
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 15-ounce can tomato purée
½ cup finely chopped walnuts
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
4 hamburger buns, toasted
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium. Cook onion, chile, and garlic, stirring occasionally, until soft, 8–10 minutes. Add mushrooms, tofu, chili powder, and paprika. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms soften and are nearly dry, about 5 minutes. Add tomato purée, walnuts, apple cider vinegar, ketchup, and soy sauce. Bring to a simmer and cook until liquid is thick, 12–15 minutes; season with salt. Serve on buns.
Reviews SectionHave made this on a few occasions now, and really quite enjoy it.I wish that the recipe was a little more exact for the steps and preparation required, but this is what I've found works.Prior to using the firm tofu, I let it sit with a weight and some paper towels covering it to get the moisture out. I do this whilst I am prepping all the other veggies. After everything else is ready, I use my hands to tear apart, and smash the tofu until it's a broken down texture (similar to ground beef), before I add it into the pan. (The first time I tried to smush it whilst in the pan, and it was too difficult with the spoon. Much easier to get a better consistency with your hands prior to going into the pan :) )I also couldn't figure out how to grate the mushrooms without a huge mess, so I chopped them into slivers.lexiilutherCanada06/02/20This was delicious! Definitely the kind of vegan food that I enjoy cooking. I wish there was more instruction on how to shred the mushrooms (it was slightly challenging, I ended up thinly & messily chopping the crumbled bits) and how to prepare the tofu (I just chopped it up in the pan with a wooden stirrer). But overall fantastic recipe! Will be making again.AnonymousTruckee, CA08/21/19I could have used a little instruction on how to prepare the tofu to look like the picture. Also I halved the chili powder and it was still pretty prominent.Despite the above, it turned out very good. I couldn't get it as red as the picture, but it could have been due to the less chili powder than called for. My 6 year old also approves!
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