Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Total Time
41 Mins
4 servings (serving size: about 2 3/4 cups)

How to Make It

Step 1

Arrange tofu on several layers of paper towels; cover with additional paper towels. Let stand 30 minutes, pressing down occasionally.

Step 2

Combine lettuce and next 4 ingredients (through onion) in a large bowl. Combine juice and next 4 ingredients (through serrano) in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Drizzle half of the dressing over lettuce mixture; toss to coat.

Step 3

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add peanut oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add tofu and beef; sprinkle with salt and black pepper. Cook 3 minutes or until tofu and meat are lightly browned, stirring once or twice. Remove pan from heat. Add remaining dressing to pan, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Add tofu mixture to lettuce mixture; toss to combine.

Ratings & Reviews

crusnock's Review

May 28, 2011
Enjoyed the beef and tofu combo. I know the point was to reduce the meat, but since we had extra beef and tofu, we ended up doubling both of these. Per the recommendations of the other reviewer I reduced the basil and mint to 1/4 c each, which worked well.

nlrutecki's Review

August 25, 2010
This wasn't bad but I found the amount of basil overwhelming. If I decide to make this again I would grill the steak. I do give it points as a solid quick recipe with flavorful tofu.

CW1979's Review

September 25, 2010
The beef and tofu were great, but I increased the cooking time by 2 minutes so the beef was thoroughly cooked. I realize that the point was to reduce meat intake and increase vegetables, but since I didn't serve anything else with it, the recipe was perfect for just my husband and I, with a lot of the salad left over.