Instant-Pot BBQ Soy Curls

Here’s a make-it-up-as-you-go “recipe” for making a batch of BBQ soy curls in an Instant-Pot. I’d be calling this “fake-meat candy,” as it’s really, really freakin’ good. A previous attempt at this turned out a bit soggy (lesson learned: squeeze more water out of the Soy Curls) and a bit too vinegary (lesson learned: just go for a bottled BBQ sauce instead of using ketchup to make up the “sauce gap”).

  • Half bag of Butler Foods Soy Curls – it’s what I had on hand…
  • Half a bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce – in my case, it was the inexpensive Whole Foods non-organic variety – not necessarily “my favorite,” but it worked!
  • 2 tablespoons of Liquid Smoke
  • 2 tablespoons of Soy Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of salt

Soak the Soy Curls in water, add the Liquid Smoke, Soy Sauce, and salt. Stir and let it sit for about 10 minutes. Crank up the Instant-Pot in Saute mode for about 3 minutes. Drain the Soy Curls, gently squeeze some more of the water out of it, and chuck it in the Instant-Pot. Add the BBQ sauce, stir, close the lid, and cook on high pressure manual mode set for 5 minutes. Sure, most of the house smells like fake smoke, but it’s fake meat, so there’s that.