This Easy Barbecue Tempeh is a very simple, finger-lickin’ dish that is fabulous on the grill or baked in oven. Leftovers make great sandwiches and burritos.
Tempeh is found in most grocery stores in the produce section. It’s a traditional soy product from Indonesia.
It is made by a natural culturing and controlled fermentation process that binds soybeans into a cake form and has a nutty, mushroom, meaty flavor.
What is tempeh?
Tempeh is a traditional soy product originating from Indonesia. It is made by a natural culturing and controlled fermentation process. Then it is formed into a firm patty or block.
While tempeh is traditionally made with soybeans, it can also be made with any type of bean, like black beans, black-eyed peas, and chickpeas. Some kinds of tempeh also include grains, like brown rice, barley or millet, or seeds.
High in Protein
Add tempeh to your diet to boost your protein intake. Each 1-cup serving of tempeh contains 31 grams of protein, which is 55 percent of the recommended daily intake for men and 67 percent for women, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Tempeh contains high-quality complete protein and provides all the amino acids you must obtain from your diet. Its protein content helps you maintain muscle tissue, and also make enzymes your cells need to function. —LiveStrong
Bone Suckin’ Sauce is a delicious oil-free barbecue sauce that works great with this recipe.
Klunker’s Kitchen Barbecue Sauce is a good option if you would like to make your own sauce.
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Other Great Tempeh Recipes
- 16 oz tempeh
- 1 onion, sliced
- 2 cups barbecue sauce
- Cut tempeh into 1" strips and place in baking dish.
- Pour barbecue sauce over and top with sliced onions. Marinate in refrigerator for 1 hour or more. A healthy prepackaged oil-free barbecue sauce option is Bone Suckin' Sauce, available through amazon link below. If you prefer to make your own, there's a link below for that too.
- Heat oven to 350 degrees or light grill.
- Cook until browned and heated through. Baste frequently with barbecue sauce. If cooking in oven, bake for 30 minutes.
- Serve warm with rice and veggies or on sandwiches.