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                              PRESSED TOFU MIX
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Vegetarian                       Main dish
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2       lb           Tofu
    8       c             -- water; boiling
    2       tb           Oil
    1       c            Onion -- chopped
    4                    Garlic cloves
      1/2   ts           Thyme
    1       t            Basil
      1/4   ts           Celery seed
      1/2   ts           Sage
    4       tb           Tamari
    2       tb           Tomato paste
    2       tb           Nutritional yeast
      1/4   c             -- water
    Crumble the tofu and drop it into a large kettle of
   boiling water. Bring the water back to a boil and cook
   for 1 minute.
    Drain the tofu through a colander lined with a clean
    Run some cold water over the tofu to cool it off for
   easier handling. Twist the towel and press the tofu to
   expel the excess water. Continue pressing the tofu
   until it has a firm, ground-beef-like texture; then
   set it aside.
    Heat the oil in a large skillet. Add the onion,
   garlic, thyme, basil, celery seed, and sage. Saute
   until the onion is tender.
    Add the pressed tofu and saute, stirring
   occasionally, for 5-10 minutes more. Add the tamari,
   tomato paste, nutritional yeast and water. Mix well.
    Use this mix in casseroles, spaghetti sauces, chili,
   pizza toppings, etc. This freezes well and can be used
   in any recipe calling for ground beef.
    From the files of DEEANNE
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