Crock-Pot Sweet & Sour Tofu

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Ready In:
3hrs 30mins




  • Press moisture out of the tofu and cut into cubes. Place tofu in a gallon-sized plastic bag with the corn starch. Shake bag to coat tofu.
  • Fry tofu in vegetable oil over medium heat until it has a crunchy coating, about 15 minutes on each side.
  • Put tofu and vegetables into the Crock-Pot.
  • Pour bottle of sweet & sour sauce over the top. Add a tablespoon of water to the "empty" jar. Shake and pour over the top of the tofu & vegetables. Stir to combine.
  • Cover and cook on low for 3 hours.

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  1. My family liked this. It was easy to prepare, and made for a great dinner. I used Kikkoman teriyaki garlic and onion sauce instead of the sweet and sour. Thanks for the recipe.
  2. My first crockpot meal was disastrous, so I had hoped this attempt would make up for it... and it did! I used one whole smallish onion, 1/2 green pepper 'cause I'm not too much of a pepper fan, one whole bunch of broccoli, 2 carrots, and the water chestnuts for my veggies. I also used the entire batch of sweet & sour sauce from this recipe: for the sauce.
  3. Like the idea of sweet and sour tofu. Also liked the idea of cooking tofu in the crock pot. However felt the sauce fell short in the flavor department. Made as written using La Choy brand sweet and sour. If making again would use a stronger sauce or maybe a home made sweet and sour sauce. Thanks for the post.
  4. This was so good. I served it mixed with brown rice. I froze the leftovers for a quick meal when I am craving Chinese takeout. It it almost impossible to eat vegan at the Chinese resturaunts in my area.


I've been a strict vegetarian for almost a year, and I'm constantly looking for new ideas for vegetarian/vegan meals and desserts. I'm not technically a vegan, but I don't drink milk or eat eggs due to stomach issues. I typically stay away from dairy-and/or-egg-based foods, but if a recipe contains one or both of them, but it isn't the main focus, then I'll eat it. I'm also allergic to hot peppers (like jalapenos, habaneros, and chipotles), and am generally sensitive to spiciness, so I'm always looking for recipes with flavor, but without the spice.
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