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BBQ Tempeh (

BBQ Tempeh

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  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 2
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


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!


Units Scale
  • 8oz tempeh
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup water


  1. Place the tempeh in a microwave safe bowl with ¼ cup of water.
  2. Microwave for 3 minutes to steam the tempeh and remove any bitter flavor.
  3. Drain any remaining water, then transfer the tempeh to a skillet.
  4. Cover with barbecue sauce and carefully stir to coat.

  5. Cook over medium heat for 3-4 minutes. Flip the tempeh and continue to cook for 3-4 minutes until the tempeh is warm.