Get Ready for Hodo Adobo Mexican Crumbles
You know a tofu product has got it going on when my husband, aka Meat Boy, will bite into a taco stuffed with it and not miss meat one iota.
Hodo Adobo Mexican Crumbles makes Taco Tuesdays even easier and more healthful.
It’s the newest product from Oakland’s Hodo, maker of artisan tofu products made with only organic soybeans, which I had a chance to sample recently.
The plant-based crumbles are like ground meat in texture with a warm, smoky, spicy taste from chipotle, ancho, cumin, and tomato paste.
Just sear in a pan, then spoon into griddled tortillas with salsa and your favorite fixings. Dinner is ready — just like that. The crumbles could also be used in taco salads, chili or enchiladas.
The 10-ounce package ($6.99) states that it makes 3.5 servings. I’d say that the crumbles will easily fill enough tacos for two hungry people. The entire container has 510 calories. Each serving has 13 grams of protein, 182 milligrams of calcium, and 1.5 grams of saturated fat.
Look for the Adobo Mexican Crumbles at Whole Foods starting in early October.
It joins Hodo’s line of flavored tofu products, which includes Harissa Tofu Cubes, Moroccan Tofu Cubes, and Barbecue Tofu Cubes ($6 for each 8-ounce package).
High in protein and low in fat, too, these larger cubes of firm tofu are handy for topping salads, stir-frying, topping noodles, folding into lettuce wraps or scrambling with eggs.
The Harissa has a potent kick of heat, while the Moroccan is full of smoky-sweet paprika. Surprisingly, the Barbecue one is rather lackluster. You expect it to be robustly sweet and tangy, but it’s quite faint in flavor. With this one, you might want to add a spoonful of your favorite barbecue sauce to take it up a notch.