Tofu Ground Beef
Tofu Ground Beef
Turning TOFU into Vegan Ground Beef is Cheap, Easy and DELICIOUS! You can use this Tofu Ground Beef in just about any DISH!


  • 1 package (16 oz) SUPER FIRM (or Extra Firm) tofu


  • 1 tsp Beefless Broth (or Veggie Broth Concentrate)
  • 2-3 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp marmite (or 1 Tbsp Steak Sauce)
  • 1/2 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1 tsp Browning Sauce (or 1 tsp Vegan Worcestershire)
  • 2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 Tbsp neutral oil
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 1 heaping Tbsp of Tomato Paste (optional for more umami)
  • 1 Tbsp Blackstrap Molasses (optional for Color and Flavor!)


  1. Remove tofu from packaging and pat dry. You can press the tofu if you wish, but I didn't find it necessary. Crumble into a bowl.
  2. Make the marinade by combining everything in a bowl. Pour over the crumbled tofu. With clean hands, toss the crumbles and coat thoroughly in the marinade.
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper / cooking spray and spread out the tofu pieces in a single layer. Bake at 350 F / 175 C for 20 - 30 minutes, or until the tofu is slightly dried out and chewy. Extra Firm tofu may need an extra 10 minutes, so 30 - 40. I would suggest checking it every 15 minutes if you're unsure so you don't dry it out too much.
  4. Transfer the tofu to a 12 inch skillet, and add 1 cup of liquid (either water, broth, or a mixture, depending on how salty you want the meat, I suggest tasting the tofu before adding any broth so it doesn't get too salty) and stir to combine. Bring to a simmer and then simmer until the liquid is mostly reduced. About 10 minutes or so. Taste and adjust for seasoning.
  5. Your meat is done! Enjoy as you wish! Like I said it can be used in just about any application you would use regular ground beef!


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