Firecracker Tofu

Firecracker Tofu

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Firecracker Tofu

For a sweet and spicy recipe that rivals take-out flavor, look no further than this vegan firecracker tofu. Tofu is first patted dry and tossed in gluten-free flour to absorb extra moisture, then pan-fried until golden brown and crisp before tossing in firecracker sauce. Serve alongside jasmine rice and steamed broccoli for a complete meal.

Firecracker Tofu

It’s not often that I find a recipe addicting, but the combination of sweet and spicy in this Firecracker Tofu is, well, addicting. 😉 It’s so addicting that I may or may not have used the sauce on more than just tofu in the last two weeks. Believe me when I say that you’re going to want to use it on anything and everything you make! 

I’ve been eating a lot more plant-based and pescatarian meals the last 8 months or so, which means I’ve been including more tofu because it’s affordable, versatile, and a great source of both protein and calcium. In addition, I like how tofu picks up the flavor of sauces and dressing much better than a meat or seafood protein. It just soaks right in and gives the tofu that extra burst of flavor! 

If you’ve been hanging around here for a while, you know that my love for all things sweet and savory runs real deep, which is why this sauce has me addicted! The combination of spicy from the hot sauce and the sweet from the brown sugar is unreal! Depending on your preference, you can also customize the sauce to make it more or less spicy or sweet. 

The tofu is then pan-fried to give it the crispy coating that you crave from a takeout meal. But you won’t find any takeout meals around here! Instead, you will find takeout remixes like this Firecracker Tofu that are set to make your meal prep easy, affordable, and delicious. 

The key to doing a takeout remix is making sure it’s close to the real thing. This is why I went with traditional sides like steamed white rice and broccoli. Not only are these the side options you would find at a takeout restaurant, but can we talk about how the colors all just come together so beautifully? 

When it comes to putting the meal prep together, the last part of making sure this meal is like a real takeout dish is by using the GoodCook® Meal Prep Bowls. Not only do they allow you to prepare and serve just like a takeout dish, but they are designed in 4 cup portions, which makes them just right for balanced meal prep. 

  • 1 cup steamed white rice
  • 1 cup crispy firecracker tofu
  • 1-2 cups steamed broccoli 

Plus, they have a dome-shaped lid, so you can toss everything together and make sure the flavor of the firecracker sauce is coating everything! My all-time favorite part is the built-in “dressing cup” on top of the lid. I always make extra firecracker sauce and store it here to make sure the rice and broccoli are extra saucy! If you’re not into extra firecracker sauce with this recipe, you can use the dressing holder for a cool, creamy dressing or even hold extra seasonings like salt or pepper. For my hot sauce addicts out there, use it for extra hot sauce. 

So, grab your set of 10 meal prep bowls (you can’t forget to prep for your partner), your ingredients, and make takeout in your house cheaper, healthier, and way more delicious with my easy Firecracker Tofu recipe! 

P.S – for my meal preppers who aren’t into tofu, feel free to swap it for chicken, shrimp, or tempeh! 

Firecracker Tofu Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. extra-firm tofu, cubed and patted dry
  • 3 tbsp vegan butter 
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce 
  • 1 tbsp coconut aminos or reduced-sodium soy sauce 
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar 
  • 1/4 tsp chili flakes 
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder 
  • 2 tbsp gluten-free flour 
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil 

For Serving 

Firecracker Tofu

Firecracker Tofu

Firecracker Tofu

Firecracker Tofu

Firecracker Tofu

Firecracker Tofu

Firecracker Tofu

Firecracker Tofu

Look no further than this vegan firecracker tofu for a sweet and spicy recipe that rivals take-out flavor. Tofu is first patted dry and tossed in gluten-free flour to absorb extra moisture, then pan-fried until golden brown and crisp before tossing in firecracker sauce. Serve alongside jasmine rice and steamed broccoli for a complete meal.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 29 minutes
Course: dinner, Lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dinner, gluten free, lunch, plant based, Tofu, vegan, vegetarian
Servings: 4 meals
Calories: 524kcal
Author: Meal Prep on Fleek

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. extra-firm tofu cubed and patted dry
  • 3 tbsp vegan butter
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce
  • 1 tbsp coconut aminos or reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp chili flakes
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp gluten-free flour
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil

For Serving

  • 4 cups steamed white rice
  • 4 cups steamed broccoli

Instructions

  • Add tofu to a medium mixing bowl and sprinkle with gluten-free flour. Gently toss to coat the tofu. Heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat for 1-2 minutes in a large skillet, until very hot. Add tofu leaving space between each piece. Cook for 4-5 minutes. Turn and cook 4-5 minutes longer, until golden brown and crispy.
  • Add cooked tofu to the mixing bowl. Wipe skillet clean and add butter, hot sauce, coconut aminos, brown sugar, chili flakes, and garlic powder. Heat over low heat until simmering. Simmer for 1-2 minutes, until butter is melted and brown sugar is dissolved. Stir. Pour firecracker sauce over tofu and stir gently to coat the tofu.
  • Add 1 cup of rice to 4 black round meal prep containers. Add 1 cup steamed broccoli and divide firecracker tofu between containers. Drizzle with the remaining sauce from the bowl.

Nutrition

Calories: 524kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 21g | Fiber: 4g
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