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BBQ Baked Tempeh

This recipe for BBQ Baked Tempeh couldn’t be easier. You just need three ingredients to make this tempeh recipe!

 I like to serve this BBQ Baked Tempeh in a sandwich with ripe avocado slices, lettuce from the farmer's market, all on two toasted slices of local country white bread. I highly recommend the avocado slices because it complements the sauce really well, especially if you are using a spicier BBQ sauce.

As the tempeh bakes, it absorbs the BBQ sauce and all the flavors from the sauce. So easy and delicious!

When I first became vegan, I learned about all the different plant-based proteins including tempeh. Before becoming Vegan I had never even heard of tempeh.

Tempeh is a soy-based plant-based protein source that originated in Indonesia. It is made by fermenting cooked soybeans and then forming the mixture into a firm, dense cake.

I eventually tried it, probably 3 years after I became Vegan. My first experience with tempeh was at one of my favorite vegetarian restaurants.

I went for brunch and had their breakfast special, which came with a big thick piece of tempeh bacon. It was way to bitter for my taste.

I dismissed tempeh for a few years after that; I just thought that I didn’t like it. I have tried cooking tempeh in the last two years and I think that it is safe to say that I finally have become a fan.

tempeh is a soy-based plant-based protein source that originated in Indonesia. It is made by fermenting cooked soybeans and then forming the mixture into a firm, dense cake.

I do think that it is an acquired taste. So if you try it once and your aren’t a big fan, I recommend trying it again in a different form.

ingredients needed for BBQ Baked Tempeh

You only need a few ingredients for this baked tempeh with BBQ sauce.

BBQ baked tempeh will only 3 ingredients!

BBQ Sauce- For the BBQ sauce, you can use your favorite store-bought BBQ sauce or use a homemade BBQ sauce. I really like this Maple Chipotle BBQ sauce recipe! It is a little sweet and spicy.

Peach Jam- I like to add a little sweetness to the BBQ sauce. It just adds another layer of flavor to the tempeh.

Tempeh- And lastly, you’ll need a block of tempeh. If you aren’t familiar with tempeh, it is a soy-based plant-based protein source that originated in Indonesia. It is made by fermenting cooked soybeans and then forming the mixture into a firm, dense cake.

BBQ baked tempeh will only 3 ingredients!

how to make BBQ Tempeh:

First, you’ll make to cook the BBQ sauce and peach jam together. The sauce will reduce and thicken. You want a thick sauce to coat the tempeh.

Next, tempeh is sliced into thin strips, this will allow for the tempeh to bake up nicely and absorb all that delicious bbq sauce.

Easy BBQ Baked Tempeh recipe.

Coat each side of the tempeh with the BBQ sauce.

Bake for 10 minutes then flip the tempeh and add more BBQ sauce to the tempeh.

Easy 3 ingredient BBQ Tempeh recipe.

Cook for another 10 minutes.

The sticky baked BBQ strips of tempeh is ready to be served.

Delicous BBQ tempeh recipe

I like to serve this BBQ Tempeh in a sandwich with ripe avocado slices, lettuce from the farmer’s market, all on two toasted slices of bread.

How to make BBQ Baked Tempeh

I highly recommend the avocado slices because it complements the sauce really well, especially if you are using a spicier BBQ sauce.

A perfect sandwich for Summer.

Easy vegan sandwich with BBQ baked tempeh.


An easy tempeh recipe that is perfect for summer.

BBQ Baked Tempeh

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

BBQ Baked Tempeh is a pantry-friendly recipe that is perfect for Summer. Use your favorite BBQ sauce. The tempeh is great served on sandwiches with ripe avocado slices.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 Cups of your favorite BBQ Sauce
  • 1/4 Cup Peach Jam
  • 1 8-ounce Package Tempeh

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350. F
  2. Heat a medium saucepan over medium heat and pour in the BBQ sauce and peach jam. .
  3. Bring to a simmer and cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring often.
  4. Meanwhile line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper. Slice the tempeh into slices. Place onto the cookie sheet.
  5. Once the sauce is done, add a little bit of the sauce to each side of the tempeh; making sure to evenly coat the all of the tempeh. You will have some sauce leftover.
  6. Bake for 10-15 minutes. Remove from the oven and flip the tempeh slices. Bake for another 10 minutes.
  7. Serve with the the extra sauce.

For a sandwich idea:

  1. Toast two slices of good quality white country bread. Add lettuce to once slice, add a few slices of tempeh, add some extra sauce and top with avocado slices. Top with the other slice of bread. Serve and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 384Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 986mgCarbohydrates: 63gFiber: 1gSugar: 44gProtein: 16g

Nutrition information is just an estimate.

Did you make this recipe?

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An easy tempeh recipe that is perfect for summer.

BBQ Baked Tempeh

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

BBQ Baked Tempeh is a pantry-friendly recipe that is perfect for Summer. Use your favorite BBQ sauce. The tempeh is great served on sandwiches with ripe avocado slices.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 Cups of your favorite BBQ Sauce
  • 1/4 Cup Peach Jam
  • 1 8-ounce Package Tempeh

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350. F
  2. Heat a medium saucepan over medium heat and pour in the BBQ sauce and peach jam. .
  3. Bring to a simmer and cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring often.
  4. Meanwhile line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper. Slice the tempeh into slices. Place onto the cookie sheet.
  5. Once the sauce is done, add a little bit of the sauce to each side of the tempeh; making sure to evenly coat the all of the tempeh. You will have some sauce leftover.
  6. Bake for 10-15 minutes. Remove from the oven and flip the tempeh slices. Bake for another 10 minutes.
  7. Serve with the the extra sauce.

For a sandwich idea:

  1. Toast two slices of good quality white country bread. Add lettuce to once slice, add a few slices of tempeh, add some extra sauce and top with avocado slices. Top with the other slice of bread. Serve and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 384Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 986mgCarbohydrates: 63gFiber: 1gSugar: 44gProtein: 16g

Nutrition information is just an estimate.

Did you make this recipe?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Instagram

An easy tempeh recipe that is perfect for summer.

XO
Jeni

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