Sweet and Sour Tofu (slow cooker)

I wanted to make some sweet & sour tofu in the slow cooker but with my own sweet & sour sauce.

This was really quick to make, I had it all in the slow cooker in under 20mins!  This recipe should serve 4 as halving the quantities is plenty for me & DH.

The original recipe was far too sweet for us, so I reduced the 8tbsp sugar to just 4tbsp, and although the sauce seems perfectly thick when I add it to the slow cooker, once it gets mixed up with the water from the veggies it gets really runny.

Note for me: Next time either try making the sauce ridiculously thick or, propping the lid of the slow cooker open to loose some of the moisture from the veggies.


  • 1 pack firm tofu, drained
  • 4 cups fresh vegetables (e.g. 2 peppers, carrots, and broccoli)
  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp corn starch

for the sauce

  • 240ml  rice vinegar
  • 4 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 4 tsp cornstarch mixed with 8 tsp water

to serve

  • rice


  1. Drain the tofu
  2. To make the sauce, mix the vinegar, brown sugar, ketchup, and soy sauce together and bring to a boil in a small pan . Mix together the cornstarch and water, add to the other ingredients and stir to thicken.
  3. Put the drained tofu in a Tupperware box with 1tbsp cornstarch & shake until the tofu is covered (you may need to do this in batches)
  4. Then fry the tofu – it should get a really nice crispy coating
  5. While the tofu is cooking, chop your onion & vegetables and add to the slow cooker.
  6. When the tofu is done, add it to the slow cooker.
  7. Then pour the sauce on top of the tofu and vegetables.
  8. Cover and cook on low for about 3 hours.
  9. Serve with rice

Vegetarian. One husband, Two cats, Three kids.

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