Pulled Tofu Tacquitos Recipe

Pulled Tofu Tacquitos
So I’m continuing to use the freeze/thaw/press method with my tofu. This time around after pressing, I cut the tofu into narrow strips to replicate a pulled meaty texture, then baked. The result was super delicious and I hope you like it.

Ingredients :
1 block of extra firm tofu (15oz), 1 tbl neutral oil, 2 tsp maple syrup, 1 1/2 tsp chili pepper, 1 1/2 tsp cumin, 1 1/4 tsp smoked paprika, 1 tsp garlic, 1 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper, 8 6in soft flour tortillas, 1/2 cup salsa, 2 cups shredded vegan cheddar cheese.

Instructions :
- Take out tofu from packaging, cut block in half, then cut each half in 3 slabs horizontally from its depth, giving you 6 pieces total. Wrap each slice in parchment paper, place in freezer safe container to freeze overnight
- The Tofu will be yellow. No worries.Thaw to room temp on kitchen towel, then gently press each slab with a towel to get out water
- Thinly slice each slab (does not need to be uniform) so it resembles pulled meat- and place in a large bowl, there will also be some crumbles which is fine. Drizzle oil and maple syrup and gently mix
- In a small bowl combine all your spices, then add tofu to bowl
- Spread tofu on large baking sheet lined with parchment paper that has been misted with oil . Bake at 375 F 15 min rotating and shaking pan every 5 min or so. After baking, place back in bowl & mix with salsa
- To make tacquito, on tortilla, at the end closest to you, place 1 tbl cheese, next comes 1/4 cup tofu/salsa, then top with 1 tbl cheese. Roll tortilla tight, place seam side down, repeat.
- On stovetop, using a non stick pan, working in batches, toast tortilla 6-7 min seam side down, flipping half way on med/high heat. Enjoy!!
I served my taquitos with more salsa

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