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Vegan Tofu Taco Crumbles

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 40 mins
Total Time: 50 mins

Chewy and perfectly spiced. Layer on a taco (or burrito) with your favorite toppings for the ultimate vegan taco. These can be made ahead and reheated making dinner a breeze.

Servings: 4 (makes 2 cups)
Calories89
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon light oil (such as canola or vegetable)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce (gluten-free if preferred)
  • 2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne (optional for spice)
  • 1 350g block extra-firm tofu, drained (no need to press it)
  • 3/4 – 1 1/4 cups Two Men and a Garden salsa
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350F (180C). Line with parchment paper or lightly grease a large baking sheet.

  2. Mix the oil, soy sauce, and all the spices in a large bowl. It will make a brown paste-like texture.

  3. Crumble the block of tofu with your fingers into the bowl with the seasoning. Mix the tofu crumbles with the seasoning making sure all of the tofu is evenly coated. Spread the tofu crumbles evenly over the pan. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, stopping to stir the tofu every now and then. Keep a close eye on it towards the end so that it doesn’t burn. You want the tofu to be nice and browned. The smaller crumbles will be darker than the larger crumbles, and that’s okay because it will provide a variety of texture.

  4. Remove the tofu crumbles from the oven and add to a pan with the 3/4 cup Two Men and a Garden salsa. You may need more salsa depending on how watery the salsa is and how wet you would like your tofu crumbles to be, add more salsa to taste. Heat through and serve hot on taco shells with desired toppings or in a burrito.

Recipe Notes: You can store vegan tofu taco crumbles in an air-tight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.

Two Men and a Garden Nachos

1 Bag of Tortilla Chips

3 Cups of Shredded Cheddar Cheese

1 Jar of your favorite flavor of Two Men and a Garden Salsa (Strawberry is mine)

Shredded Lettuce

Sour Cream

Green Onions

Black Olives

Spread the tortilla chips on a baking sheet. Cover with cheddar cheese. Place in 350 degree oven for 10 mins or until cheese has melted. Remove from oven and add Two Men and a Garden salsa, lettuce, sour cream, green onions and black olives. YUM!!

Chumbo

Chambalaya

The Paul Chambless version of the classic Cajun Jambalaya dish.

I’ve always been in search of authentic Cajun flavor. This one did it for me, so much so that I decided to capture how I made it. Capturing a recipe is definitely out of the comfort zone for a ‘concoction specialist’ – but I want to be able to at least come close to repeating this amazing taste!

Ingredients

Cajun Trilogy:

  • ½ Onion
  • ½ Green Pepper (I used a little less than half cause I was too lazy to cut up a new one.)
  • 1 Celery stalk (I cut it long ways about 8 times, then diced those up so the celery pieces were pretty small)

2 cloves garlic
3 heaping tablespoons of Two Men and a Garden Medium Salsa
1.5 tablespoon of Tony Chatchere’s Creole seasoning
1 teaspoon of steak seasoning (just sounded like it would be good.)
½ Holland Café Andui Sausage Link (or ½ lb) sliced (my slices were about 1/8 inch wide. Make yourself happy!) – I then cut these slices in halves.
1 can chicken with rice soup (I used Schnuck’s soup)
1 (soup) can of water
2 lbs. package of Holland Café ‘loose’ Boudin (i.e. not in links)

 

Preparation

  1. In a skillet cook the Onion, Green Pepper, Celery and garlic in a tablespoon of vegetable oil (or butter) for 8 minutes over medium heat.
  2. Add the Sausage and cook for another 5 minutes.
  3. Add spices, Salsa, Boudin, soup and water
  4. Bring all to a boil, then let simmer until you like the consistency. I probably simmered it for 25 minutes.

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Two Men and A Garden Chili

Ingredients:

1 lb. Ground meat (turkey, burger or a mix)
4-5 Tablespoons Williams chili seasoning or to taste
½ to 1 jar two men and garden salsa (I use medium)
1 to 2 cans Bush’s Chili Beans (I use medium)
Beef broth

Directions:
-Shape meat into patties and grill (can brown in stock pot if preferred) Char flavor is excellent!

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