Recipe By JENNX
Published Apr 2nd
Prep 10m Cook 15m Additional - Ready In 25m
Servings 4 servings Calories 375.3

I hate tofu but love tempeh and this sandwich is tangy and tasty. My boyfriend and I eat this all the time. It’s great because it’s vegan for him and I still like it (even though I’m not a vegetarian).

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup barbecue sauce, your choice
  • 1 (8 ounce) package tempeh, crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 kaiser rolls, split and toasted

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Pour the barbeque sauce into a medium bowl. Crumble the tempeh into the sauce, and let it marinate a little, about 10 minutes.
  2. 2 Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the red and green peppers, and the onion. Cook, stirring frequently until tender. Stir in the tempeh and barbeque sauce, and heat through.
  3. 3 Spoon the tempeh mixture onto kaiser rolls, and serve.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 375.3
  • Carbohydrate 54.7 g
  • Fat 11.5 g
  • Fiber 2.9 g
  • Protein 15.2 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.1 g
  • Sodium 925.2 mg
  • Sugar 20.1 g


  1. I love tempeh and my homemake bbq sauce so this recipe was great! Only one other reviewer mentioned cooking the tempeh first- it is a must! Tempeh in an uncooked food and heating it up in bbq sauce is not sufficiently cooking it. It must be simmered first or it is hard to digest.
  2. I tried this recipe when my sister and her family were visiting - her oldest daughter is a vegetarian and her husband is a meat-and-potatoes guy. The only thing I changed was adding a couple of cloves of minced garlic to the vegetables and used 2 green peppers instead of 1 green 1 red... and - Read more ...
  3. Do yourself a favor and make your own red or yellow barbeque sauce. Add an extra cup of water or vegetable broth (I use homemade pastes) and simmer in a slow cooker until the water evaporates. The vinegar does something to break down the firm and sometimes rubbery texture of the tempeh. This comes out - Read more ...
  4. Used wild rice tempeh and homemade BBQ sauce. Excellent. Used a very good Italian Roll for the bun. Note to those who don't like tempeh. Not all Tempeh is created equal. I don't like Soy Tempeh but love multi grain 3 grain 7 grain 12 grain tempeh and Wild Rice Tempeh. However there are even - Read more ...
  5. The best comment I can hear at dinner is "make this again!" My 9 year old son who is skeptical about our new vegetarian lifestyle really loved these and asked for seconds. I grew up in the South so I added coleslaw as a side or to top the sandwich with and this was fantastic. - Read more ...
  6. This is really good but I can see how this recipe could fail if you use bad ingredients. The sauce is what will make or break this one. I added garlic and a splash of hot sauce to mine. I used the organic 3 grain tempeh which I like better than straight soy. This is - Read more ...
  7. I want to share an important note on preparing tempeh (which I used to hate because of the bitter taste but now I love!). Remove the tempeh from the package cut it in half & put it into a small pot of simmering vegetable broth - bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer - Read more ...
  8. Well...I hate to be the sour grape in this bunch but I just finished eating this for dinner and it was aweful. My husband took one bite and began to scream about the aweful aftertaste. He refused to eat this for dinner and went to get sushi. I didn't taste the aftertaste - for me - Read more ...
  9. I have had a craving for barbeque something for a while but I don't eat meat or fake meat products made out of soy so I didn't know what to make. This totally satisfied me! What a great recipe. I found this recipe a half hour ago and have already enjoyed a delicious sandwich. I - Read more ...