“Barbecued” Tofu

Serves: 6

Pressure Cooking Time: 5 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, cored, seeded, and diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded, and diced
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • Pinch salt
  • Pinch curry powder
  • Two 14-ounce packages extra-firm tofu, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • One 12-ounce bottle barbecue sauce 


  1. Heat the olive oil in the pressure cooker over medium-high heat. Add the garlic, onion, green and red pepper, and celery. Season with salt and curry powder. Cook 2 minutes. Add the tofu and cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. Add the barbecue sauce. Cover and bring to high pressure over HIGH heat. Lower the heat to stabilize the pressure. Cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Remove from the heat. Release the pressure by using the automatic pressure release.
  4. Unlock and remove the cover.

Tip: Try serving this dish with brown jasmine rice.

*Recipe adapted from Pressure Cookers For Dummies, 2nd Edition (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2012), by Tom Lacalamita