I absolutely love barbecue sauce! Even when I ate meat (a looooong time ago), I really just liked the sauce. These days I will dip fries in it or make vegan barbecue sandwiches (see BBQ Sandwiches Two Ways), or order vegan barbecue pizza to get my fix.
On one of my recent shopping trips, I picked up some hickory-smoked tofu without thinking twice. I really had no idea what to do with it until yesterday, when I decided a smoky tofu scramble sounded really good. Then I thought it should be a barbecue tofu scramble...and I took a peek through the fridge to see what would go well. Luckily, I had some frozen corn, onions, and mushrooms on hand, and today this scramble was born.
Notes: If you can't find smoked tofu, try adding smoked salt instead of regular or add some liquid smoke. This recipe is gluten-free as long as you choose a gf barbecue sauce and use a gf tortilla if making a wrap.
BBQ Tofu Scramble
1 small onion (any kind is fine), diced
1/2 lb. white button or cremini mushrooms, thinly sliced
2 cups corn (I used frozen)
1 lb. smoked tofu, drained and crumbled into bite-sized chunks
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste
cayenne, to taste (optional)
vegan barbecue sauce (such as Organicville — I used half a bottle of their Original BBQ Sauce)
neutral-flavored oil, such as canola, for cooking
Preheat a skillet over medium-high heat with a little bit of oil. (I highly recommend using a cast-iron skillet if you have one.) Once the skillet is nice and hot, throw in the onion and saute until translucent. Reduce the heat to medium. Next, add the mushrooms, corn and tofu and continue to cook another 5-8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until everything is heated through.
Add salt, pepper, cayenne (if you like a little heat) and enough barbecue sauce to coat everything. Stir until scramble is evenly coated with sauce and continue to cook another minute or two until the sauce is hot. Serve with additional barbecue sauce or hot sauce, if desired. Serve it as a main dish, side dish, or wrap the scramble in a tortilla for a BBQ breakfast burrito.
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