Crumbled extra-firm tofu is a great stand-in for ground beef for a meatless meal. This vegan substitute is perfect in lasagna, tacos, soup and more. We boost the flavor with garlic powder, paprika and tamari, but feel free to add your own flavorings.

Hilary Meyer
Source:, May 2018


Recipe Summary

15 mins
15 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Combine tofu, tamari, garlic powder and paprika in a medium bowl. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the tofu mixture and cook, stirring occasionally, until the tofu is nicely browned, 8 to 10 minutes.



To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 2 days.

Nutrition Facts

152 calories; protein 12.6g 25% DV; carbohydrates 3.9g 1% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 1.6g 6% DV; sugars 0.5g; fat 9.4g 15% DV; saturated fat 1.3g 6% DV; vitamin a iu 183.6IU 4% DV; vitamin cmg; folate 0.3mcg; calcium 98.3mg 10% DV; iron 2.1mg 12% DV; magnesium 0.8mg; potassium 11.2mg; sodium 500mg 20% DV.

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Good meat alternative to use with tostadas tacos and such. Used taco seasoning from Pensey's along with garlic powder. Did not use paprika. Read More