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Inclusive Vegetarian Cooking by Taylor Cook & James Seppi

BBQ Tempeh LT Sandwich

BBQ Tempeh LT Sandwich

BBQ Tempeh LT Sandwich


  • 1 8-ounce block tempeh (grain free if necessary)
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 ripe tomato, sliced
  • Lettuce of your choice (Romaine or Bibb work well)
  • Vegan mayonnaise substitute
  • Sandwich bread (gluten-free if necessary)

Easy BBQ Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons finely minced white onion
  • 1 6-ounce can tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon raw sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • a pinch cayenne pepper
  • black pepper to taste


  1. In a medium sauce pan, heat oil and gently saute onion over medium heat just until the onions are translucent, about 1 minute.
  2. Stir in tomato paste,vinegar, water, sugar, chipotle powder, salt, cayenne pepper, and a few twists of black pepper.  Once the sauce comes to a simmer, reduce heat to low and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring often to prevent burning. Remove from heat.
  3. Gently stir tempeh slices in sauce to coat. Remove and place on greased cookies sheet
  4. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool for a few minutes
  5. To assemble sandwich, spread a serving of vegan mayonnaise substitute on two slices of bread. Add a few leaves of lettuce, 3-4 slices of baked tempeh, and a one or two slices of tomato. Top with reaming slice of bread and enjoy!

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