PP Tofu Ranchero

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Chef: Laura Theodore, Jazzy Vegetarian

Makes: 4 servings

Prep Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 25 min

Total Time: 40 min


  • 2 large or 3 medium tomatoes, roughly chopped

  • 1 medium onion, sliced

  • 1 t dried cilantro or 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

  • ¼ t ground cumin

  • ⅛ t cayenne pepper

  • ⅛ t sea salt

  • 1 yellow or orange sweet pepper, sliced

  • 14 to 16 oz firm or extra-firm regular tofu, drained

  • 1 t turmeric

  • ¼ t regular or reduced-sodium tamari


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Wrap the tortillas in foil.

  2. Put the tomatoes in a blender and process until the texture resembles a chunky sauce.

  3. Put the tomatoes, onion, cilantro, cumin, cayenne pepper, and salt in a large skillet.

  4. Bring to a simmer and cook for 7 minutes over medium-low heat.

  5. Add the sweet pepper, cover, and simmer for 5 to 7 minutes. Add a bit of water if pan becomes dry.

  6. Put the tortillas in the oven and heat for 5 to 10 minutes or until they are warm.

  7. Meanwhile, combine the tofu, turmeric, tamari in a medium bowl and mash with a potato masher or large fork until the tofu resembles the color and texture of cooked scrambled eggs.

  8. In a nonstick skillet, cook the tofu mixture for 5 to 7 minutes, or until heated through, stirring frequently. Add a bit of water if pan becomes dry while you are cooking the tofu.

  9. Remove the tortillas from the oven. For each serving, place a tortilla on a large plate.

  10. Spoon one-quarter of the tofu mixture over the tortilla and then top with one-quarter of the tomato sauce.

  11. Serve immediately.


  1. For a gluten-free option, use gluten-free tortillas instead of whole-grain ones.

With her love for good food, compassion for animals and enthusiasm for great music, multi-talented author, Laura Theodore, truly is the Jazzy Vegetarian. Experience the JazzyVegetarian @ www.jazzyvegetarian.com, www.lauratheodore.com, www.vegan-ease.com Streaming Online Television Channel: www.jazzyvegetariantv.com Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/JazzyVegetarian/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/thejazzyvegetarian.

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