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Sweet and Sour Tofu with Vegetables Recipe

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Sweet and Sour Tofu with Vegetables Recipe

Sweet and sour tofu with green bell peppers

If you've ever had a sweet and sour dish at a Chinese restaurant and wondered how they made it, this vegetarian and vegan recipe is for you! Sweet and Sour Tofu with Vegetables is an easy to prepare recipe that will have your family thinking you picked up Chinese take-out! Serve over prepared rice. If you like sweet and sour tofu, you might also want to try this recipe for sweet and sour tempeh.

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  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup vegetable broth
  • 3 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp ketchup
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 14 oz package of firm or extra firm tofu, drained and cut into 1 inch cubes


In a large bowl, mix together the cornstarch and vegetable broth, then add the vinegar, sugar, ketchup, soy sauce, ginger and cayenne pepper until well mixed. Set aside.

In a large skillet or wok, stir-fry the garlic, onion, and carrots in vegetable oil about 5 minutes, until carrots begin to soften. Add the pepper and mushrooms and stir-fry for another 2-3 minutes.

Add the vegetable broth mix to the veggies and cook until mixture thickens, about 5-7 minutes. Add tofu and allow to cook at least 5 more minutes. Serve over rice and enjoy!

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