Tofu Jerky

READY IN: 12hrs 15mins
Recipe by Aunt Cookie

This is a nice substitution for beef jerky, as it provides the saltiness and smoky flavor (it has been a long time since I've had real beef jerky, though, so I may not be the best judge). The texture will not be the same, of course, but it is chewy and satisfying. Enjoy!

Top Review by adriennenewton

Found this a bit on the salty side so use low sodium soy sauce. Otherwise it was very good. I used 1 teaspoon liquid smoke and that was plenty (Colgin brand mesquite flavor). I froze the tofu first. Makes it firmer. and you can increase heat for a while to dry it faster.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut the cube of tofu horizontally into four pieces, and then slice it into strips (I had a total of 12). The strips should be about 4 millimeters in thickness. They're going to shrink a lot in the oven, so they should start out pretty thick.
  2. Mix all the other ingredients together.
  3. Arrange the tofu in a single layer in a shallow baking pan or cookie sheet and pour the marinade over it.
  4. Let it soak for several hours or overnight.
  5. Drain excess liquid and dry tofu in food dehydrator or 200 F oven. This will take 4 to 8 hours, depending on the weather (it took six hours for me in the oven).
  6. Flip the tofu over hourly so it dries evenly.
  7. Dry the jerky until it is very chewy, but not crispy.

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