Fall in love with tofu thanks to this Glazed Tofu Sliders recipe

Glazed Tofu Sliders recipe , photo provided by Dr Pepper
Glazed Tofu Sliders recipe , photo provided by Dr Pepper /

Whether it is a plant-based eating, looking to appease everyone at the tailgate or just wanting to try a new food, this Glazed Tofu Sliders recipe might be the ultimate game time win. More importantly, one secret ingredient to this recipe could change slider recipes forever.

Tofu can be a controversial food. Some people might really love it. Others can find it lacking. The reality is that the tofu can absorb a lot of flavor. When prepared well, it can take on a variety of flavor profiled and really be a crowd pleaser.

In addition, when prepared well, tofu can have a great texture. But, it must be the right type of tofu. If anyone had watched Top Chef Season 18, they got a great lesson in cooking tofu. From firm to soft, it is not one size fits all.

What makes this Glazed Tofu Sliders recipe so tasty?

Sometimes a great recipe starts with a favorite flavor. For this Glazed Tofu Sliders recipe, the flavor comes from Dr. Pepper. Just like Dr. Pepper can add flavor to a barbecue sauce, this recipe uses the favorite Texas beverage for a touch of sweetness. And, it adds to the enjoyment of the glaze.

As seen in the recipe below, provided by Dr. Pepper, the glaze is quite flavorful. It is sweet, spicy, salty and bursting with umami. From the punch of flavor from the gochujang to the brightness from the vinegar, this recipe should be a huge win for any tailgate.

Here’s how to make the Glazed Tofu Sliders from Dr. Pepper.


  • 14-ounce block extra firm tofu drained
  • 1 can Dr Pepper
  • 2 tablespoons gochujang paste
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated ginger
  • 1 clove garlic finely grated
  • Slider buns for serving


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Slice tofu into rectangles. Whisk together all ingredients in medium pot on stove and bring to boil. Reduce heat and allow sauce to thicken. Brush glaze on all sides of tofu pieces and bake on a sheet pan for approximately 15 minutes. Place tofu on buns and top with your favorite coleslaw and remaining glaze if desired.

When considering this recipe, use care when choosing the buns. It is best to pick buns that will complement the other flavors. A simple potato roll could work. Some people might prefer a slightly more sweet Hawaiian roll.

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Could this new recipe change your feelings about tofu?