Tofu hash with sweet potatoes


Betty‘s is my favorite place in Buffalo to get brunch. I discovered it about 3 or so years ago when I was vegan because it was listed as a vegan friendly restaurant. My two personal favorite brunch items are the chilaquiles and the tofu hash, although my fiance argues that the breakfast burrito is hands down the best menu item. Well now that I am back to cutting out most animal products I recently went there and fell in love all over again with the tofu hash. I gave Betty’s a calll yesterday morning and asked them what they used for the flavor, and they were nice enough to tell me they cooked the tofu in garlic and used soy sauce and hot sauce as well. My dish didn’t turn out like theirs, but it was still really yummy. To be perfectly honest I am not a tofu lover, I actually ask for no tofu in a lot of dishes. Tofu is a very adaptable ingredient and can taste very different depending on the dish. So if you think you may hate tofu you should try this recipe out or ask for a tofu hash next time a restaurant offers it. My fiance LOVES this dish and that says a lot because he is not really one you would peg as a tofu lovin man. I hope you enjoy 🙂

Ingredients:

  • 2 yams
  • 1.5 box extra firm tofu -cubed
  • 1 small red onion-diced
  • 1 red pepper- diced
  • 2 teaspoons of “butter” spread
  • 2 heaping teaspoons garlic (I ran out of fresh so I used jarred garlic)
  • 3 teaspoons Tabasco (add less or more depending on how much spice you like)
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric (gives it a beautiful color!)
  • drizzle of organic honey
  • 1 can organic bpa free black beans-rinsed
  • fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 2 whole wheat vegan pitas

Steps:

  1. Start by peeling and dicing the yams into bite size pieces and rinse. Place them in boiling water and lower heat to medium, cook until fork tender, drain water and set aside.
  2. In a skillet take the “butter” spread and place heat on medium to high, once the “butter” has melted add the garlic, stirring for 3 minutes. Add the pressed tofu (read on how to get the water out of tofu in the link). Let the tofu brown up and stir frequently. Add the onions, red pepper, and rinsed beans to the dish (making sure they are all as dry as possible), continue stirring for 5-7minutes.
  3. Add the yams and the turmeric, soy sauce, Tabasco, pepper and honey. Let cook for about 3 minutes stirring to let all the flavors combine.
  4. Serve with a warmed grilled pita! unnamed

 

 

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