With pickles, oven fries and a tall glass of minty iced tea, even the most devoted bacon fan won't remember what's missing in this smoky, spicy renovation of the sandwich favorite.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, June/July 2005


Recipe Summary

25 mins
Nutrition Profile:


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 475 degrees F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.

  • Combine mustard, soy sauce and 1/2 teaspoon adobo sauce in a small bowl. Slice tofu crosswise into eight 1/2-inch-thick pieces. Pat dry with a paper towel and place on the prepared baking sheet. Using a spoon, spread half the mustard mixture on one side of the tofu. Turn the slices over and spread the remaining mixture on the other side.

  • Bake the tofu for 20 minutes.

  • Combine mayonnaise with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon adobo sauce in a small bowl. Spread the mixture on toasted bread. Divide the tofu, lettuce and tomato among 4 slices of toast and top with the remaining toast to make 4 sandwiches. Cut in half to serve.


Make Ahead Tip: Prepare through Step 3. Wrap the baked tofu in plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Ingredient Note: Canned chipotle peppers (smoked jalapenos) add heat and smokiness to dishes; the adobo sauce alone adds a spicy zest without extra heat. Look for small cans with other Mexican foods in large supermarkets. Once opened, chipotles will keep for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator or 6 months in the freezer.

Easy cleanup: Recipes that require cooking spray can leave behind a sticky residue that can be hard to clean. To save time and keep your baking sheet looking fresh, line it with a layer of foil before you apply the cooking spray.

Nutrition Facts

353 calories; protein 17g; carbohydrates 46.9g; dietary fiber 4.1g; sugars 2.3g; fat 7.9g; saturated fat 1.1g; cholesterol 3.8mg; vitamin a iu 899.6IU; vitamin c 8.9mg; folate 11.9mcg; calcium 10.6mg; iron 0.3mg; magnesium 9mg; potassium 165.8mg; sodium 714.6mg.

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Rating: 5 stars
delicious! esp with a cold beer. this was my first time baking tofu and it turned out great. the chipotle is what makes the sandwich. the only thing I would change is how long I marinate the tofu. I might make it a day ahead of time next time. the soy-chiptole-dijon mixture would be good with chicken too. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Very tasty! Perfect amount of heat! I chose to let the tofu marinate for a half hour in the sauce rather than pouring it over before baking. I can't compare it to the latter method but marinating was a success! The taste really soaked into the tofu. I used light ranch instead of mayo (not a fan of mayo) and it was great! Pros: Tasty easy healthy Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Awesome Sandwich!! This was my first time actually trying tofu on a sandwich and it was great!! Lettuce Tomato and Honey Mustard do wonders for any sandwich especially one with tofu. Use a tofu press like one from TofuXpress to firm your tofu before preparing. It worked great. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Even a meat-eater will love it I had tofu and was trying to think of something new to do with it other than stir-fry and found this recipe. DELICIOUS! My husband is a die-hard meat eater and even he loved it! Pros: Tangy delicious filling Cons: none! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was great! I loved the smoky chiptole flavor. I would have to agree with the other comment that it would be nice to do it ahead so the tofu had time to marinate. fLove the chiptole mayo it was a great addition. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
veryy good. i made my own rendition though instead of following the mustard recipie i made my own: soysauce lime juice garlic curry yellow mustard and brown sugar. i spooned it onto the tofu like the recipe calls for and bake it. turned out great... also melting a slice of cheddar ontop is fantastic -16 yr old chef to be: Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Amazing! This sandwich was so easy to make and it turned out to be so delicious. Tofu is usually better when it has time to marinate but I put it together on the spot and it was still great. I will definitely be making this again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Delicious Meal! I made this for myself on the Fourth of July. I needed an alternative since I'm the only vegetarian in our group. This was delicious! I didn't feel like I was missing out on anything. The mayo is tangy but not too spicy and the marinade on the tofu left a delicious crust. I used orange beefsteak tomatoes which added a great flavor. The only advice I would give is to make sure you use bread that isn't too thick because the thicker it is the less flavor you get from the sandwich fillings. Pros: Healthy vegetarian spicy tangy Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I was hungry and it was late and I didn t want to cook a full course meal. I saw this and I had all of the ingredients so I made it. I had no faith in the combination of ingredients. It was so good. Thank you to however posted this Read More