Spicy Scrambled Tofu Sandwich: Vegan Sunday Brunch, Episode 55

Guys!  Wanna know something super fancy?

Michael and I are now officially set up to teach cooking classes in Toronto.  So far we’ve got four classes up on the main page, but we’ve got many more in the works – there’s been mad amounts of recipe testing around here.  Our fridge has been constantly happy!  The next goal is to tour with the band, while simultaneously touring cooking classes.  Loud rock music + vegan food = hell yeah, it’s gonna happen.

Onward!  I was craving sandwiches, and it’s Jolene‘s fault for making awesome sandwiches so often (it’s a good thing to be at fault for).  I wanted something savory and meaty and decadent, which Michael definitely accomplished here.  Yeah, I didn’t have any part in creating this one except to happily devour it.  Still counts, right?

Scrambled Tofu Sandwiches
makes enough for 4 hearty sandwiches, with some leftovers for later


1 package vegan chorizo-style veggie meat

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup thinly sliced onion
1 cup thinly sliced red bell pepper
1 cup thinly sliced mushrooms
2 garlic cloves, sliced thinly
1 block firm tofu, crumbled
1 cup unsalted veggie broth (or use regular broth and omit the smoked salt)
1/2 cup dry white wine
2 tablespoons sliced green onion
1/2 tablespoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon smoked salt
1/4 teaspoon chipotle powder
Black pepper, to taste
4 ciabatta buns, sliced in half
Vegan mayo, if desired
8 lettuce leaves
1 tomato, sliced
1 avocado, sliced
Daiya shredded cheese

1. Heat a pan and cook the chorizo according to package instructions.  This usually means about 5 minutes.  When finished, set it aside in a small bowl.
2. Heat the olive oil in the same pan and sauté the onions and red pepper for 4 minutes.  Add the mushroom and garlic and sauté for another 2 minutes. Crumble in the tofu and sauté for 3 more minutes.
3. Add the broth, wine, green onion, and spices and reduce to concentrate flavour.
4. When the liquid is reduced, stir in the cooked chorizo.  Heat just long enough for everything to be hot.
5. Layer the sandwich ingredients on the buns and top with a touch of shredded vegan cheese.  You may wish to warm the buns a little to soften them a bit before piecing together the sandwiches.

And a messy-delicious interior shot.

So much yum.  I could eat sandwiches all day, every day.

A question for you bloggers – anyone else participating in Vegan MoFo this year?  I was a little apprehensive at first due to being busy, but then Michael talked me into it and as if by miracle, a theme came to me.  Well, not so much a theme as a concept, but you’ll see in a week when it all begins.  This will be my third year participating, and it’s always a blast, if not a challenge to publish a blog post every single day.  But I love challenges!

Hope you had a great weekend and, as of this writing, a great Monday.  Oodles and toodles.

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/11492583565520188461 Sarah

    Congrats on the classes, that is so exciting!! The sandwich looks incredible! Your brunches are always droolworthy. I didn't even realize that MoFo started so early this year. I loved my theme last year but sadly my tummy couldn't keep up with my creativity haha! Can't wait to see your theme!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/15887621874869110597 Kari

    Congratulations on your cooking classes! That's wonderful and I can understand why 🙂 I love the look of this sandwich for any time of day.

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/08901767751926870086 veganmiam.com

    How exciting! Congrats with the cooking classes setup! I want to visit Toronto someday! These sandwiches look so good especially with the Daiya shredded cheese- have you tried their wedges and slices, too?

    And yes, I'm participating in Vegan MoFo this year, but nothing really exciting, mostly vegan eats during my 3rd week in Spain & the rest of the weeks in Buenos Aires. I didn't participate last year due to my Asia travels, it's just too much stuff going on. I look forward to reading your Vegan Mofo posts!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/11490816021651698189 Jolene – EverydayFoodie

    This sandwich looks so good, and I totally wish I was able to take your cooking classes!!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/03361314949001991348 Megan Clarke

    That's so rad about the cooking classes! I'd totally attend one if I'm ever in Toronto, especially since I know fork all about making sushi 😉
    Yup, for some reason I signed up for Mofo again, not as ready for it as I was last year so we'll see how it goes.