This delicious BBQ tempeh cooks in just 10 minutes for a quick and easy meal that is healthy and satisfying. Try it in a sandwich — or pair it with your favorite side dishes for a hearty plant-based meal!

BBQ Tempeh
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I love tempeh and I’ve used it in salads and sandwiches for years. It’s a great source of plant-based protein and I love how easy it is to prepare! This BBQ tempeh might be the easiest of them all. You steam it for a few minutes, then cook it in BBQ sauce. That’s it! If I’m feeling really lazy, sometimes I skip the steaming step. (It does help remove a little of the bitter flavor, but it’s an optional step if you’re in a hurry.)

This makes a great dish with your favorite sides like macaroni salad and sweet potato fries, but you can also place it on a bun with coleslaw for a tasty, filling sandwich!

Ingredients & Subtiutions

This recipe is relatively simple since you only need tempeh and BBQ sauce. I typically buy Lightlife tempeh, but you can also find it at Trader Joe’s. It’s usually sold near the tofu in the refrigerated section. For BBQ sauce, you can use any kind you like. I used Sweet Baby Ray’s but you can also use a lower sugar BBQ sauce like the one from Primal Kitchen, if you prefer.

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