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May 21, 2007 07:24 PM

Tofu hamburger crumbles--any good recipes?

I just bought a package of tofu hamburger crumbles on a whim and am now wondering what to do with it. Should I hide it in spaghetti or another sauce-heavy dish? Or do any of you Hounds have creative uses for tofu crumbles that you wouldn't mind sharing?

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  1. Laurie,
    Can you clarify whether these are crumbles of actual tofu, or whether these are something like the morningstar or boca burger hamburger crumbles? If it's the former I'm not sure what to suggest but if it is the latter I can suggest several recipes. Thanks!

    1. Whether it's the tofu crumbles or morningstar type hamburger crumbles, I have a great recipe that could use both. I take the crumbles and mix it with corn (I use supersweet frozen), a jar of salsa, sometimes brown rice, occasionally beans and cheese (I actually use quite a bit of cheese). You could stuff it in bell peppers, top with more cheese and bake or just eat it out of a bowl. My husband loves this stuff both ways.

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      1. re: wendy8869

        This sounds great, Wendy. Poblano chiles are looking really good at my local grocer's, so I might just try this concoction in some roasted and peeled poblanos. I'll try it out and report back.

      2. Make veggie chili: saute chopped onion, garlic, and chopped whatever veggies you have on hand (I have used carrot, celery, mushrooms, butternut squash, get the idea). Add veggie crumbles, one can diced tomatoes, one can kidney or black beans, one packet chili seasoning mix, and a little water. Maybe add some tomato sauce if you want a smoother chili. Simmer for 10 minutes and enjoy.

        1. Thanks for the recipes so far, folks! Laura, this is an actual tofu product. I bought it in the produce section, where it was sitting right next to the block tofu and made by the same company. Hope that helps!

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          1. re: laurie

            Thanks Laurie. Unfortunately, I don't know that I have any additional suggestions other than those already listed (which sound great). Happy eating!

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