PCC Quick and Easy BBQ Tempeh

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  • 1 (8-ounce) package tempeh
  • 1/2 cup of your favorite barbecue sauce, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon high-heat oil
  • 1/4 onion, sliced thin
  • 1/2 large green bell pepper, sliced thin
  • 1/2 large red bell pepper, sliced thin


Cut tempeh into 1- by 2-inch strips. Put in a bowl and cover with barbecue sauce. Marinate for 30 minutes at room temperature.

Preheat oven to 325° F.

Meanwhile, heat oil in a sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add onions and peppers and cook until soft, 5 to 7 minutes. Set aside. Drain excess barbecue sauce from tempeh, reserving for later use, if desired.

Gently toss together tempeh and sautéed onions and peppers. Put mixture in a casserole or baking dish. Bake, uncovered, for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally, adding reserved barbecue sauce if it needs moistening.

Special notes:

Serve with hot rice, millet or pasta.

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