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Burnt Ends on Bun with Oven Fries

This dish was actually inspired by something I saw on a Food Network special. It's a Kansas City classic where they mix up all the burnt ends of smoked meat and mix it with bbq sauce and throw it on a bun. Apparently at the place they visited on the show, you have to order it as burnt ends on bun. If you say burnt ends on A bun, they won't serve you and you have to go to the end of the line. This just seemed so gross that I simply had to veganize it.
Close Up

Both Plates
Ingredients-
Dry rub:
*1 tsp salt
*2 tsp black pepper
*1/4 tsp cayenne
*1/2 tsp paprika
*1/4 mace
*1 TBSP brown sugar
*1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
Marinade:
*1/4 cup water
*1/4 cup lite soy sauce
*1/2 tsp dried sage
*1 tsp black pepper
*1 TBSP onion powder
*2 cloves of garlic, crushed
*1 TBSP liquid smoke
*1 TBSP vegan Worcestershire
Sauce:
*3/4 cup orange juice
*3 TBSP dijon mustard
*3 TBSP apple cider vinegar
*2 TBSP catsup
*1/2 TBSP brown sugar
*1/2 TBSP molasses
*1/2 TBSP hot sauce (or adjust to taste)
*2 tsp garlic powder
*1/2 tsp cinnamon
*1/2 tsp salt
*2 shakes liquid smoke
*a few dashes veg*n worcestershire
*pinch of allspice
The rest:
*1 block of tofu
*2 redskin potatoes
*4 of the cheapest vegan buns you can find
*Olive oil
*Old Bay seasonings, or whatever else you like on your fries

Method-
*I know this sounds complicated with all the ingredients, but it's much easier done than said
*Mix together all of the ingredients for the sauce, rub and marinade in separate bowls
*Freeze, thaw, drain and press the tofu
*Slice the tofu three times through the lengthwise, then slice in quarters and turn each quarter into a diagonally
*Put the tofu in a cake pan and pour the marinade over it. Let it soak for 30 minutes, tossing every so often
*Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F and grease a sheet pan
*Coat the tofu in the dry rub, then cook for 20 minutes, turning halfway through
*Heat about a TBSP of olive oil in a pan
*Chop the baked tofu into small bits and saute in the pan for about 20 minutes, stirring more rapidly as you go along
*Stir in enough sauce to coat, then stir for another minute or two to warm through and throw it on a bun
*For the fries, just cut the potatoes into shoe string, toss them with oil and Old Bay and cook for about 15 minutes on 450 F, turning halfway through
*Serve with an extra side of sauce
Tags: condiments-barbecue sauce, sandwiches-not for packed lunches, tofu
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