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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 220.4
  • Total Fat: 10.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 683.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 19.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.4 g
  • Protein: 15.6 g

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Vegan BBQ Tempeh


Vegan BBQ Tempeh

Introduction

Serve on whole-wheat buns with plenty of veggies, and you'll have a BBQ meal that even a meat lover will crave again and again. Serve on whole-wheat buns with plenty of veggies, and you'll have a BBQ meal that even a meat lover will crave again and again.
Number of Servings: 1

Ingredients

    8 oz tempeh

    1 small onion

    1 cup BBQ sauce



    Tempeh is made from soybeans that have first been soaked, hulled and partially cooked. An acidic liquid like vinegar is added to create an environment that a certain kind of fungus likes, then a fermentation starter is added. The beans ferment in a warm area for about a day and a half. The beans are bound together, and you're left with a block of protein that's ready to be broiled, baked or steamed.

    The fermentation helps break down the oligosaccharides, which are the sugars that can cause gas. The protein becomes more digestible after fermentation, too.

    When crumbled or grated, tempeh has the texture of ground meat. Try it in tacos, spaghetti sauce or chili. It has a slightly sour, nutty flavor that pairs well with big, strong flavors like curry, tomato sauce, barbecue sauce and teriyaki sauce.

Tips

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Directions

1.) Cut block of tempeh into 3 strips and dice onion. Place onion and tempeh in shallow baking dish with BBQ sauce. Place in refrigerator and allow tempeh to marinate for several hours.

2.) Cover with foil and bake in 350 F oven for 30 minutes.

Makes 3 servings (approx 3 ounces each.)






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  • 8 of 9 people found this review helpful
    You need to be careful about your choices of barbecue sauce. Some of them use natural flavorings from animals which would make this recipe non-vegan. - 3/9/12

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    This is a great base recipe for so many meals! I crumbled the tempeh, sauteed with the onion, a stalk of celery, seasoned with soy sauce and then simmered in the BBQ sauce for a yum-yum-yum sloppy joe filling. - 5/3/07

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I cut the tempeh thinner because I prefer it that way. This was really really good. I served it on kaiser rolls with a vinegar based coleslaw right on the bun for some "down home" bbq. Hah! Tempeh is a great grain product to work with. I also made my own bbq sauce so the sodium was probably lower. - 3/19/07

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Tempe is found in grocery stores that have organic refrigerated food area, usually found in produce area. it has different texture than tofu, is usually found in same general area as refrigerated tofu in stores. is important to check the date on it, fresher is better. is wonderful meat substitute. - 3/9/12

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  • O.K.
    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I tried this very same recipe from Trader Joes and I have to admit I was not fond of it. It may have been just the barbeque sauce or the texture I'm not sure. But I just don't care for tempeh. - 4/26/09

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  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    this was pretty good - i cubed the tempeh and i think it was better having the pieces smaller and more covered with the sauce....not very asian, but tasty none the less!! - 1/21/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    It's simple, but delicious! I changed it up a bit by diluting the bbq sauce a bit with apple juice and a dash of soy sauce (i'm not a huge fan of bbq sauce normally). I also added mushrooms and it was delicious on top of some rice! - 1/24/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I luv this recipe, it sounds just perfect. - 10/3/12

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  • Good
    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    look it up on line, I did! I will try anything, I think on the grill maybe better and might give it a crunch or crusty on the outside. Why not! - 4/26/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Made it out on the grill, was terrific! - 4/26/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Yum! Quick and easy. - 1/24/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Really really easy and great taste. We had it over brown rice. - 10/23/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Yum! I cubed the tempeh, added bbq sauce, soy sauce, and garlic. I didn't have enough time to marinate, but I know its going to taste even better as leftovers tomorrow!

    Ate 1.5 servings with sauted spinach. - 3/31/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Amazing!! Even my DH, who does not like BBQ sauce, went back for seconds. Will definitely make again. - 1/23/08

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  • 1 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I did not care for this, you may as well just at BBQ sauce - 1/21/08

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  • What are you using for BBQ sauce? - 10/12/12

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  • I've tried Tampeh a couple of times, and I just don't like it. (Thought I would like it better with BBQ sauce.) - 10/3/12

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  • I learned somewhere that that tempeh must be cooked twice to get the desired flavor and consistency. Steaming it first will work before marinading it. I'm going to try it that way. 4 stars, though because I love tempeh and I can't wait to try it out. - 7/10/12

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    To much sodium for me! I am on a low sodium diet and these types of meals would put me over my daily limit - 6/25/12

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I am open minded about many soy/vegan/veg products and love many of them, but have never found my way to liking tempeh no matter how many times or ways I've tried it. Giving a poor rating on the recipe can't be based on my personal dislike of a product, but will give it good stars anyway. - 6/15/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    at first i was not happy . all those steps would it be worth the time and effert that it took to make .? let me tell you yes .it is wroth the work . - 5/31/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It's making my mouth water just thinking about it! I think this might be dinner tonight! - 5/19/12

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  • sounds good i think i will have to pick the stuff up and try it on my pickey diabetic hubby :) - 4/4/12

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  • Very good!!! - 3/9/12

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  • Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    very good--will be great on the BBQ - 3/9/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    where can I find this tempeh? does it come in a jar or what? - 3/9/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Thanks for all the comments. I have never tried it. Can't even say I had noticed it before. - 3/9/12

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  • Never heard of tempeh....where does one buy it... refrigerated section or reg. shelves... - 3/9/12

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  • O.K.
    0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I'll stick to lean ground round.. - 3/9/12

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  • this was really good! we broke up the tempeh and ate it on Merita Lite buns. My meat eater husband loved it! We got enough for 6 sandwiches. - 3/9/12

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  • Where do you buy Temphe from? - 3/9/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    try - 3/9/12

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  • This recipe was delicious I cut the tempeh into strips and added red pepper flakes to make them resemble ribs. I served it with brown rice and collard greens. - 6/12/11

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I cubed the tempeh, added a bit of soy sauce alternative and a cup of applesauce(I have too many apples, my neighbor has an apple tree!!) :) Served it over brown rice. My meat eating husband even liked it!! :) - 10/14/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    What is tempeh??????????? - 4/27/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I had to google tempeh just to see what it was--should have read the other comments first I guess! Not much chance I'll be trying this one though.... - 4/27/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I am not a fan of Tempeh. After Stepfanie of spark posted a blog with recipe, we tried once more....yet, can't seem to enjoy it as much as we enjoy all other tofu protiens. - 4/26/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    So is tempeh tofu ??? - 4/26/09

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  • Here what Tempeh is:
    Tempeh, or tempe in Javanese, is made by a natural culturing and controlled fermentation process that binds soybeans into a cake form. - 4/26/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I'll try it. - 10/23/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This recipe makes me want to try fixing tempeh--never have. I'm always looking for ways to fix more vegetarian meals for the family. May have to double the recipe as I have two teenage boys. Will probably serve it over rice. - 10/23/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I don't know what tempah is or where to find it or what to look for! - 10/23/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    What is tempeh? Is it animal, vegetable or mineral.? Is it smaller than a breadbox? Can you buy it in a regular grocery store? - 10/23/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    what is tempeh?? - 1/21/08

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    yummy! - 1/21/08

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    delicious! - 1/21/08

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