Tofu Rancheros



Serves 2

1-14 ounce package extra firm tofu
1 to 1 1/2 cups medium to hot salsa (I use Pace Picante)
1-15 ounce can black beans
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon Tony Chachere’s seasoned salt
6 tortillas
6 avocado slices


Press your tofu for up to an hour with a tofu press or with paper towels and weighed by heavy books.

Slice the tofu in half then cut each half widthwise and cut into 1/2 inch cubes. Meanwhile heat 2 Tablespoons olive oil in a wok or non-stick pan. Add tofu cubes to the pan and fry for 10-12 minutes. Periodically turn the cubes with a wooden spoon so that they will evenly fry.

Add tofu cubes to a small pot with the 1 1/2 cups salsa and seasoned salt and simmer for 5-7 minutes.

Heat black beans in another small pot and gently mash beans with a potatoe masher. (canned beans are usually salted so no need to salt. I added 1 Tablespoon dehydrated onions and boiled the beans for 5 minutes.

Fry 6 tortillas in the same pan where tofu was fried. If needed add one more Tablespoon to continue to fry for 3-5 minutes or until somewhat crispy. I like then a little softer.

AssemblyAdd 1 tortilla to a plate and add 1-2 Tablespoons black beans. Add another tortilla and repeat process a 3rd time. Repeat for second plate. Divide the tofu ranchero mixture between each plate and add 3 slices of avocado to each plate. Enjoy!

  1. EleonoraNW3 8 November 2010 at 21:14

    Looks so gooooooood!! I thought it was a main course, but then I saw that it’s a breakfast. Is it a mexican breakfast?
    What is exactly Tony Chachere’s seasoned salt? Just out of curiosity, I’m not sure it’s sold in UK.

  2. singerinkitchen 8 November 2010 at 21:16

    Yes, this is a Southwestern / Mexican breakfast. Tony’s is like Herbamere (seasoned salt). It can be for brunch, lunch or dinner! Ha ha ha ha. I am still full and plan on not having dinner!

  3. EleonoraNW3 8 November 2010 at 21:22

    Ah ah, this being the case I’ll prepare it for my boyfriend for week ends breakfast, at least I’m sure he’s full…I’m always worried he’s hungry poor thing 😛
    Thanks, this seasoned salt sounds interesting, I’ll have a look in the organic shops here.

  4. Pizza pie 9 November 2010 at 07:57

    I could eat this dish for breakfast, lunch, dinner… and all the day long! It’s very nice and very good! We have Herbamare here in France, too… In Italy it has got another name but I can’t remember it… I love it: it smells good the celery!!! Thank you Singer! 🙂

  5. Monichina 10 November 2010 at 17:03

    excellent recipe 😀

  6. Kitchen Shaman 28 December 2010 at 16:46

    Hey, it’s great to see you here!. I love the ranchero recipe. I make chili tofu tacos. They are delicious.

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