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Easy bbq tempeh

The easiest way to prepare tempeh. How to make bbq tempeh.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Asian, Indonesian
Keyword: tempeh, vegan
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 365kcal
Author: Maria

Ingredients

  • 1 package tempeh
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • ½ cup BBQ sauce (or marinade of choice)

Instructions

  • Take the tempeh out of the package and cut in half. Add tempeh in a sauce pan with vegetable broth and bring to a boil, then reduce to a rolling simmer. Simmer for 15-30 minutes
  • After tempeh has simmered, add your favorite marinade. BBQ sauce is the easiest. If you have time, let the tempeh marinate in the sauce for at least 30 minutes, overnight is best.
  • After the tempeh has marinated (if you had the time) you can prepare it on the stove, bake or grill it.
  • To prepare it on the stove, put a saute pan on medium heat and add 1-2 tablespoons of oil. Once the pan is hot, add the tempeh. Cook on each side for about 5 minutes, or until bbq sauce becomes caramelized and tempeh is warmed through. Add more bbq sauce or marinade if it gets dried out.
  • To bake the tempeh, heat oven to 375 degrees fahrenheit. Put tempeh on a lined baking sheet and bake for 20-30 minutes, or until sauce is caramelized. Apply more bbq sauce or marinade if it gets dried out.
  • To grill the tempeh, heat a grill on medium heat. Once the grill is hot, add the tempeh. Cook on each side for about 5 minutes. Add more BBQ sauce or marinade if it starts to dry out.

Notes

Simmering the tempeh in vegetable broth helps to get rid of tempeh's bitter taste. 
Tempeh can be stored in the fridge for up to a week. 
Some other good marinades to use on tempeh are bottled beef marinades. Most of them are accidentally vegan. 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Easy bbq tempeh
Amount per Serving
Calories
365
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
13
g
20
%
Saturated Fat
 
3
g
19
%
Sodium
 
2624
mg
114
%
Potassium
 
631
mg
18
%
Carbohydrates
 
46
g
15
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
28
g
31
%
Protein
 
22
g
44
%
Vitamin A
 
1161
IU
23
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
149
mg
15
%
Iron
 
4
mg
22
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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