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Smothered Tofu Steak and Onions

What you need: 

1 (16 ounce) package extra firm tofu
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 large onion, sliced
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon vegan Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup water, plus additional
1 teaspoon cornstarch
salt and pepper, to taste

What you do: 

1. Slice tofu into 6 even cutlets about 1/2" thick. Place on paper towel to drain. Heat nonstick pan. Add 1 tablespoon oil to pan, and add onions when oil is hot. Sauté onions until golden brown and caramelized (about 5-10 minutes).
2. Remove onions, set aside. Add other tablespoon of oil to pan, and add tofu. Fry until golden brown on both sides (about 10 minutes). Add onions back to pan with balsamic vinegar and Worcestershire sauce, and stir.
3. Mix water and cornstarch, and add to pan. Stir until thick. Add water to thin. Add salt and pepper to taste. Plate up this dish with the onions and sauce smothered over the tofu steaks. Serve with a side of roasted asparagus and a nice rice pilaf.

Preparation Time: 
30 mins
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
2

SO HOW'D IT GO?

Tasty recipe! I made it the other night and loved it. I ended up subbing soy sauce for the worchestershire sauce, since I couldnt find vegan substitute and it still turned out great. Even my girlfriend, who isnt a big onion fan, loved it. Served with mashed garlic potatoes and broccoli, went together like, well like steak and potatoes I guess!  8-) Big thanks!

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this came out a little bland. :(
maybe i need to reduce the heat and let it cook in the sauce a little longer?

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I can definitely see how this one would be a crowd pleaser, but I must admit that I wasn't in love. It came out good, but the flavor was a bit overwhelming for me. I'm not sure if there were too many onions or if it was just too smothered. I guess if I made it again, i would consider adding in some broccoli or maybe carrots to let the sauce even out and give it some more varied texture & flavor.

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I cooked this for dinner and was pleased with the results. ::)

I added mushrooms when the onions were about done, and substituted light beer for the water.

I served it with mashed cauliflower and grilled asparagus.  Will definitely cook this again.

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I was disappointed with this recipe.  The sauce just didn't taste right, I couldn't even finish what was on my plate.  No problem with that though, my boyfriend enjoyed it and finished off what I didn't eat!  Sorry to say, but I won't be making this one again.

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This is a great "country" style dinner. It's been so long since I've had anything vegetarian that made me feel like it was momma's home cooking. I did double the sauce and also used low sodium soy sauce instead of vegan worchestire. I marinated the tofu in more sauce for about an hour and I do think that it could have used more marinating time.

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I just made this with tempeh and it was great!  I've never had steak and onions before, but I can see why its a favorite if it tastes like this.

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This was pretty tasty, but the sauce was a bit overwhelming. If I make it again, I'll half the balsamic to reduce the intense sweetness.

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I just made this tonight and I have to say it was really tasty!  I had to stop myself from eating the rest because I needed to save some for my boyfriend.  The only critique is that I would probably use less vinegar next time because I felt it was a little strong.  Also next time I think I'll add some mushrooms because the sauce would go perfect with it. 

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I made this the other day not really expecting much from it.  I was very pleasantly surprised as it was quite yummy. I didn't have enough worcestershire though and I think it does need the stated amount.
I will make it again when I've stocked up on worcestershire and see what happens.

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