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Southern Fried Tofu in Gravy

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A delicious, "meaty" blend of vegetables and tofu, in a "beef" flavored gravy. Most people turn their nose up at the thought of tofu, but not with this one!
  Tofu 14 1⁄2 Ounce, frozen, thawed, drained and cubed
  All purpose flour 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Paprika 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Dried thyme 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Oil 2 Teaspoon
  Onion 1 Medium, diced
  Celery stalks 1 , chopped
  Carrot 2 , sliced
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Cold water 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Beef seasoning 2 Tablespoon (McKay's)
  Quick cooking flour 3 Tablespoon

1 In a plastic bag, place the flour, salt, pepper, paprika and thyme.
2 Shake well to mix the spices.
3 Add tofu cubes to the bag and shake well to coat the tofu.
4 Remove the tofu from the bag.
5 In a non-stick skillet, heat oil.
6 Saute the tofu in oil until browned on all sides.
7 Remove the tofu from the pan and set aside.
8 In a non-stick skillet, sauté onion until it begins to soften.
9 Add celery, carrot, garlic and 2 cups water.
10 Cover and let simmer for 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
11 In a small bowl, mix 1/3 cup water, beef seasoning and flour.
12 Whisk to blend.
13 Add to the skillet and stir until thickens.
14 Add tofu cubes, and coat evenly with gravy, heat through.

15 Transfer to a serving dish and serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
Discover how easy it is to make a tofu dish which is really tasty! This dish always gets lots of raves when I prepare it at my cooking classes. It's also a family favorite in our house. Visit my website at for more recipes, menus, articles and tips.
For vegetarians here comes another great dish- Southern Fried Tofu in Gravy. Watch this video to see how you can deal with vegetarians who are not very fond of the veggie meals. They will like this for sure.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 478 Calories from Fat 100

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 11 g17.4%

Saturated Fat 1.5 g7.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 199.6 mg8.3%

Total Carbohydrates 78 g26%

Dietary Fiber 6.1 g24.5%

Sugars 19.1 g

Protein 18 g35.1%

Vitamin A 221.3% Vitamin C 22.3%

Calcium 13.9% Iron 29.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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