Jerked Tofu with Red Beans, Yuca & Greens

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Jerked Tofu with Red Beans, Yuca & Greens

A favorite at the Pritikin Center.
Course: Lunch, Main Dish, Vegetarian
Cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian
Yield: 80 people



  • slide tofu into 2 oz slices - slices per serving
  • 2 bunch fresh thyme picked and chopped
  • 3 jalapenos seeded
  • 2 cups cider vinegar
  • 2 cups water
  • 6 medium yellow onions peeled and chopped
  • 2 bunch scallions root cut off and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons ginger peelied and chopped
  • 2 cups garlic peeled
  • 2 tablespoons allspice
  • 1 tablespoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons black peppercorns
  • 1 tablespoon cloves


  • 40 pounds whole yuca peeled and cut into 3 inch wedges
  • water to cover
  • 6 yellow onions small diced
  • 2 cups garlic chopped
  • 1 tablespoon salt


  • 2 quarts beans (dry) rinsed and soaked overnight
  • 3 yellow onions peeled and small dice
  • 1 bunch thyme picked and chopped fine
  • 1 chipotle pepper deseeded
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper toasted and ground
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce, low sodium



  • Puree all above ingredients in blender add following after pur?ed
  • Toast and grind all of the following
  • Mix with marinade and marinate tofu for 1 hour.
  • Grill Tofu to order


  • Boil until Yuca is soft.
  • Leave in water until ready to serve.
  • Steam greens (choice of Beet, Dandelion, Collard, Spinach, etc) to order in water with chopped garlic and dry oregano


  • Cook until beans are soft.
  • Remove Chilpolte Pepper
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