Barbecued Tempeh Sandwiches Smothered with Peppers and Onions

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Tempeh is a soybean cake with a slightly nutty flavor that pairs well with the sweet and spicy barbecue sauce. You can prepare the sauce and slice the vegetables and tempeh ahead of time.
4 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)


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1/3 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 1/2 teaspoons cider vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon low-sodium soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
1 garlic clove, minced
1 (8-ounce) package tempeh
1 red bell pepper, cut in half
1 yellow bell pepper, cut in half
1 red onion, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
Cooking spray
4 (1 1/2-ounce) hamburger buns


Prepare grill.

Combine first 9 ingredients in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk.

Cut tempeh in half lengthwise; cut slices in half. Brush tempeh slices, bell peppers, and onion with the ketchup mixture. Place on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 4 minutes on each side or until the tempeh is thoroughly heated. Remove the tempeh, bell peppers, and onion from grill. Cut bell peppers into 1/2-inch-wide strips; separate onions into rings.

Place 1 tempeh slice on bottom half of each bun. Top each tempeh slice with one-fourth of bell peppers, one-fourth of onion, and top half of bun.

Created date

June 2001

Nutritional Information

Calories 309
Caloriesfromfat 25 %
Fat 8.7 g
Satfat 1.5 g
Monofat 1.9 g
Polyfat 4.5 g
Protein 15.6 g
Carbohydrate 45.2 g
Fiber 3 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 3.6 mg
Sodium 531 mg
Calcium 130 mg