This recipe contains honey, which may or may not be part of your vegan diet. You can easily swap out traditional honey with a vegan alternative like Bee Free Honee (beefreehonee.com).
11/2 cups tomato purée
1/2 cup tomato paste
1 small yellow onion, chopped
1 large garlic clove, chopped
1 medium canned chipotle pepper, seeds removed
1 tsp. minced fresh rosemary
1 Tbs. molasses
2 Tbs. honey
1 Tbs. tamari
2 blocks tempeh
2 Tbs. olive oil
Ciabatta bread or whole-grain hamburger buns, optional
- In medium saucepan, combine tomato purée, tomato paste, onion, garlic, chipotle chili, and rosemary. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes, uncovered. Transfer to blender, add molasses, honey, and tamari, and purée until smooth.
- Cut each tempeh block in half crosswise, then split lengthwise to make thinner slabs. Arrange in baking dish and brush with oil. Pour barbecue sauce over tempeh, and bake 10 minutes, until sauce is bubbly and tempeh is cooked through.
- Remove from oven and let cool. Cover baking dish to transport to barbecue; warm tempeh slabs on grill and serve on buns, if desired.
per serving (without buns): 200 cal; 12g pro; 10g total fat (2g sat fat); 20g carb; 0mg chol; 450mg sod; 2g fiber; 11g sugars