Easy and delicious tofu “beef” crumbles. Vegan and Gluten Free.

In the pursuit of reducing ultra processed vegan food, I’ve been making this tofu “beef” crumble for taco night since the beginning of January & even my tofu-hating father hasn’t realized this isn’t Beyond Meat crumbles. It’s very easy to make and works in a myriad of recipes from tacos, to chili right down to adding to a bowl. It’s a fun and different take on my traditional tofu I normally make. I hope you enjoy!


1 block of extra firm tofu (I prefer Wildwood)
1 tablespoon of avocado or olive oil
1 tablespoon of liquid aminos
Skant 1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon of nutritional yeast
2 teaspoons of smoked paprika
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon of garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt (I used smoked salt)

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray with oil or line with a baking mat. Set that aside. Into a bowl add your oil through salt into a large mixing bowl. Whisk to combine. Remove the tofu from your package and drain the water. Carefully crumble the tofu into your mixing ensuring pretty small crumbles for optimal flavor. You can use your hands or a fork to break the tofu down. Again, add to the bowl and toss to coat. I allow it to sit for about 4-5 minutes to absorb all the sauce and flavor. Then you will add the crumbles to your prepared baking sheet and place in the oven. Bake for 12 minutes, give it a good stir and place back in for another 12 minutes or so. Remove and serve or store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.


— Knead to Cook

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