Wednesday, May 4, 2011

BBQ Tempeh Sandwiches

It is finally springtime in the North East.  And, with spring comes the notion of backyard barbeques, grilling and easy, simple, satisfying food you don't even need a fork or knife to eat.

Tonight, I really wanted that first taste of  the impending summer seasons backyard picnic sort of food so I decided to go the BBQ route with a sandwich that would be welcome at any summer gathering. I would liken this to either a sloppy Joe or pulled pork or chicken sandwich.  Mind you , I did not cook this on the grill (though you could easily do that in a small saute pan).  Served with some slaw and an ear of corn... ahhh... heaven!

BBQ Tempeh Sandwiches

1 8 oz package tempeh, crumbled
4 Kaiser rolls (I used sesame seed ones)
1 cup BBQ sauce (I used a jarred Memphis style sauce)
1/2 green pepper chopped fine
1/2 yellow pepper chopped fine
1 small red onion chopped fine
2 tbsp vegetable stock
2 tbsp olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Cole slaw for topping (optional)

Mix the BBQ sauce into the tempeh and let marinate for a short time, about ten minutes.

In  a saute pan heat olive oil over medium heat.  Add the peppers, onion, salt and pepper and saute until very soft. Add the tempeh and BBQ sauce mixture.  When just about heated through add the vegetable stock and allow to cook until the vegetable stock is absorbed by the mixture.

Spoon onto a kaiser roll and top with some cole slaw, if desired.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, that looks like the pulled pork sandwich I grew up with. Only this looks better and not piggies were killed :)