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Tempeh "Sloppy Joe"

tempehBBQ sauce

  • 1 cup H20
  • 1 cup natural ketchup (or tomato paste and fruit juice)
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar (or molasses)
  • 2 tbsp vinegar (I use apple cider)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup onion or onion powder
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp dry  mustard
  • (you can add additional ingredients depending on the kind of sauce you like - I sometimes add pineapples and a little bit of hot sauce)


  • This is usually enough sauce for a 1/2 package of LiteLife tempeh

Break up the tempeh with a fork into small pieces and brown lightly in a pan while preparing the sauce.  You can get creative and throw in other vegetables with the tempeh (ex. green peppers). If using real onions, saute the onions in a sauce pan until translucent.  Add the remaining ingredients and heat over medium heat.  Mix in the tempeh.  Serve over a bun or english muffin.  I like to serve avocados with mine.