PP Tofu Ranchero

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Chef: Laura Theodore, JazzyVegetarian.com

Makes: 4 servings

Prep Time: 20 min

Cook Time: 25

Total Time: 45 min


  • 4 whole-grain tortillas

  • 2 lg or 3 med tomatoes, roughly chopped

  • 1 med onion, sliced

  • 1 t dried cilantro or 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1/4 t ground cumin

  • β…› t cayenne pepper

  • β…› t sea salt

  • 1 yellow or orange sweet pepper, sliced

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

  • 1 t turmeric

  • ΒΌ 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. Put the tomatoes, onion, cilantro, cumin, cayenne pepper, and salt in a large skillet. Bring to a simmer and cook for 7 minutes over medium-low heat. Add the sweet pepper, cover, and simmer for 5 to 7 minutes. Add a bit of water if pan becomes dry.

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

  4. 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. 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.

  5. Remove the tortillas from the oven. For each serving, place a tortilla on a large plate. Spoon one-quarter of the tofu mixture over the tortilla and then top with one-quarter of the tomato sauce. Serve immediately.


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

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