BBQ Tempeh

  • Servings : 2-4
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 15m
  • Ready In : 20m
Some might argue that the best part of summer is the BBQ! And while we love to BBQ, the focus is often on the meat and it can take longer to cook. One of our favorite recipes will give you the crispy BBQ flavor you crave on your very own stove. We often make this dish before attending a backyard cookout to be sure we can eat something and love to take it camping in pre-cooked foil packets with potatoes, corn, and squash.  Tempeh is a very healthy way to get protein and probiotics and can be found in most major supermarkets.  This standard recipe of ours is an easy, quick, and delicious way to enjoy the summer BBQ all year round and in the comfort of your kitchen. If you really must have the grilled taste, you can make this same recipe in a foil packet on the grill.


  • 1 Package of Tempeh
  • 1/2 Yellow Onion
  • 1 Clove Garlic
  • 4 Tbsp or More of Your Favorite BBQ Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp of Olive or Other Cooking Oil
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste


Step 1

Chop the onions and garlic and in a large frying pan heat the oil on medium-high for a few minutes. Add in the onions and garlic and let them cook until slightly brown.

Step 2

While the onions and garlic are cooking, slice the tempeh into strips. Place the tempeh in the oil and cook on both sides until it is a crispy brown.

Step 3

Pour in your favorite BBQ sauce, salt, and pepper and mix with a spatula, coding all the tempeh. Turn the heat down to medium-low and let cook for about ten minutes. Be sure to stir. If the mixture gets too caramelized, add a little more oil. You can also add more sauce if you like a more intense flavor.

Step 4

Serve with grilled vegetables to make a full meal such as corn or zucchini.

"Oh, what a feeling. When you're dancing on the ceiling. And plant-based." -Lionel Richie

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