BBQ Tempeh Bowl | FoodByMaria Recipes

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BBQ Tempeh Bowl

Prep

15 minutes

Cook

15 minutes

Yield

2

This delicious, smoky BBQ tempeh bowl is exactly what you need in your life. It’s the perfect healthy bowl to prep for lunches, and it takes no time to make. There’s probably nothing I like more than a simple lunch that I can make ahead and put together fresh when I’m busy working away during the week or running around. Who’s with me?

BBQ tempeh bowl with fresh veggies in a bowl

Why you’ll love this BBQ tempeh bowl:

  • Smoky: I love the smoky BBQ flavor that comes through in this bowl. It’s perfect for summer
  • Easy: Made in just 30-minute, this bowl is easy peasy!
  • Versatile: Add in your fav veggies to switch things up with this bowl. You can also swap out the grain to quinoa or whatever you like

Ingredient Notes: 

There are simple ingredients that go into this BBQ tempeh bowl, let’s talk about a few of them: 

Tempeh: A great meat substitute for vegan and vegetarians, tempeh is made from fermented soybeans, and like most fermented foods, that means it’s super nutrient-dense. Tempeh is also high in protein and various vitamins and minerals too!

BBQ Sauce: Use whatever your fav BBQ sauce is here or make your own, I used Cranberry BBQ Sauce because it’s one of my go-to’s in my fridge.

Veggies: Swap out the veggies and lettuce type in this bowl to whatever you have on hand or whatever you like. You can’t mess this up!

How to make this BBQ tempeh bowl: 

1. Prep all your bowl ingredients and set them aside.

2. Preheat a large pan on medium-high heat and gently spray with cooking oil.

Raw tempeh on a cutting board

3. Place the unseasoned, cut tempeh into the pan, and cook for around 3-4 minutes on each side.  Check often to avoid burning. Before flipping the tempeh, dust each piece with salt and pepper.

4. Prepare the BBQ sauce by following the linked blog post instructions (omit the beans) and set aside.

Tempeh cooking in a pan

Tempeh in a pan with BBQ sauce

5. Once the tempeh is cooked on both sides and is crispy cover them all with the BBQ sauce and reduce till everything is completely coated and saturated in the BBQ sauce.

6. Assemble bowls by starting with the salad ingredients and finish with the Tempeh!

Expert Tips & FAQ: 

Tempeh: If you are not a fan of tempeh, you can use Tofu or any protein of your choice. Beans work perfectly here as well!

Toppings: Have fun with the toppings, there is no right or wrong way to do this!

Assembly: To avoid wilting your bowl toppings too much, I suggest letting your Tempeh cool just a bit before putting everything together.

BBQ tempeh bowls on counter with fresh veggies

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BBQ Tempeh Bowl

  • Author: Maria Koutsogiannis
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Vegan Meals
  • Cuisine: American-Inspired
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This smoky and delicious BBQ tempeh bowl is versatile, quick-to-make and the perfect meal for a filling lunch.


Ingredients

Scale

For the Tempeh:

Spray cooking oil, just enough to coat the pan

1 225g block of tempeh, cut into cube, strips or chunks

1/2 cup Cranberry BBQ Sauce

Bowl Ingredients:

1 cup cooked rice

2 cups fresh lettuce, chopped

1 cup fresh tomato slices

1/4 crushed tortilla chips

1 large fresh avocado, sliced


Instructions

Prep all your bowl ingredients and set them aside.

Preheat a large pan on medium-high heat and gently spray with cooking oil.

Place the unseasoned, cut tempeh to the pan, and cook for around 3-4 minutes on each side.  Check often to avoid burning. Before flipping the tempeh, dust each piece with salt and pepper.

Prepare the BBQ sauce by following the linked blog post instructions (omit the beans) and set aside.

Once the tempeh is cooked on both sides and is crispy cover them all with the BBQ sauce and reduce till everything is completely coated and saturated in the BBQ sauce.

Assemble bowls by starting with the salad ingredients and finish with the Tempeh!

Notes

Tempeh: If you are not a fan of tempeh, you can use Tofu or any protein of your choice. Beans work perfectly here as well!

Toppings: Have fun with the toppings, there is no right or wrong way to do this!

Assembly: To avoid wilting your bowl toppings too much, I suggest letting your Tempeh cool just a bit before putting everything together.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2
  • Calories: 408
  • Sugar: 20.4
  • Sodium: 388.6
  • Fat: 18.9
  • Saturated Fat: 2.7
  • Unsaturated Fat: 2.9
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 54
  • Fiber: 9.3
  • Protein: 9.2
  • Cholesterol: 0

Keywords: Rice, Recipe, Smoky, BBQ

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