Will’s Barbecued Tempeh Steaks

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Will’s Barbecued Tempeh Steaks
We have discovered that, for us, an important aid to maintaining the vegan lifestyle is to have a variety of textures as well as flavors from day to day, and occasionally something a bit more toothsome is appreciated. But there are several things we try to be very careful about in creating this variety. Chief among them are: * Never add sugar to compensate for less fat * Always allow a vegan dish to stand on its own, and do not try to imitate meat in any way These tempeh “steaks” have a solid, chewy texture, but they taste like barbequed tempeh and do not try to imitate beef or chicken. The result is a vegan meal that works in its own way, has a dramatic nutty texture, and is something you can sink your (admittedly herbivore) teeth into. We complimented the tempeh steaks with a raw corn salad, and enjoyed it outdoors in the gazebo with a nice red table wine. A great outdoor meal for the start of summer! ~ Will & Glyn
For the Marinade and Tempeh:
1 tbsp molasses
1 tbsp catsup
2 tbsp nutritional yeast
1 tbsp mustard
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
8 oz tempeh
For the Sauted Onions
1 large onion, sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tbsp extra virgin olive-oil, first cold pressed
1/4 tsp dried dillweed

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Procedure
1 24 hours in advance:
2 Combine the first 8 ingredients to make the marinade
3 Cut the tempeh into two equal 4 oz pieces, and score with a knife on both sides
4 Place the two tempeh pieces in a plastic bag, add the marinade, and refrigerate until the next day.
5 Cooking:
6 Saute the onions, garlic, and dill in 1 tbsp of Olive Oil, stirring often to thoroughly brown but not burn.
7 Keep warm
8 Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil over medium high heat, and add the marinated tempeh steaks
9 Fry the tempeh steaks, turning several times, until golden brown and heated through
10 Plate the tempeh steaks and cover with the onions, serve immediately

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Servings: 2
Degree of Difficulty: Easy
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Inactive Time: 24 hours
Total Time: 24 hours and 25 minutes
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1/2 of a recipe (8.6 ounces).

Nutrition Tempeh Steaks
Recipe Type
Gluten-Free, Grains, Main Dish, Vegan

This entry was posted by Glyn Ruppe-Melnyk.

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