Slow cooker BBQ tofu

Oh no she didn’t!

Oh yes I did!!

Back when I ate animals I used to make shredded BBQ chicken all the time.  It was quite easy.  But being a Texas gal I’ve been missing that BBQ flavor lately, so I decided to try something similar with tofu.  It turned out great- I was super impressed!  Though I loved this and will definitely make it again and again I think I’m going to try it with tempeh next time(that was actually the husbands idea- can you believe it?!), I think it will give it a little more of a meaty “chew”, know what I mean?  We’ll see what happens!

Here’s the version with tofu…

Slow cooker BBQ tofu

1 block of tofu
1-ish jar of your favorite BBQ sauce(I used about 3/4 of the jar)

Drain your tofu and press as much water out of it as you can (this can be accomplished in many ways- I just like to put it between kitchen towels and press on it with something heavy)

Cut your tofu into cubes(they don’t have to be perfect) and throw ‘em in your slow cooker.

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Pour in your BBQ sauce…



Let it go on low for about 5ish hours, or on high for around 3.  Then stir it and kind of chop it up with your stirring utensil until it’s in small chunks and looks like chopped BBQ.




Serve it up on a whole wheat bun with your choice of fixings- I used mustard and pickles.

Serve with your favorite side- I did sweet potato fries, but potato salad would also be awesome!







Happy snacking!




The best sweet potato fries

This may be controversial, but I’m going to go on record saying that the best sweet potato fries are actually cut into rounds and not fry shape.  *gasp*

I know that this news will probably rock your world, but it’s the truth.  And sometimes the truth hurts.  I just tell it like it is folks!

Have you ever noticed that when you cut a sweet potato into fry shape it doesn’t really get crispy?  Try it my way and you’ll never look back.  Plus it gets really cool cheetah-like spots when you cut them into rounds and who doesn’t like that?!

The best sweet potato fries

Cut your sweet potatoes into rounds.


Place onto a foil lined baking sheet that’s been spritzed with a little cooking spray (or olive oil)

Bring on the Tony’s!!



I usually use it quite generously, but it can be a bit spicy when you use a lot of it.  Just warning you!


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Bake in a 475 F oven and flip when the bottom starts to brown up (10-15 minutes).

Bake until they reach the desired spottiness and devour with ketchup or whatever condiments you like!


They’re cheetah-licious!  I’d eat these things all day every day if I wouldn’t turn orange!

Enjoy your fries!