Easy BBQ Tempeh

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Tempeh is a vegan protein powerhouse, and this BBQ version is one of our favorite ways to prepare it! Serve it on sandwiches, bowls, and more.


1 block tempeh
1/3 cup vegan BBQ sauce (+ more to serve)
small squeeze Sriracha (optional, for spice)


  1. Slice your tempeh into 1/2-inch slices*. Add it to a small container with your BBQ sauce (and Sriracha if using), and coat each piece in the sauce.
  2. Cover and marinate in the fridge for at least an hour (or a day in advance).
  3. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment or a silicone baking sheet.
  4. Place your tempeh pieces on the baking sheet on a cut side. There will be extra BBQ sauce in your container – keep it for brushing!
  5. Bake for 10 minutes and flip. Brush the retained BBQ sauce on the top and bake for another 10 minutes, or until the sauce is caramelized. Watch to make sure it doesn’t burn.
  6. Remove your tempeh from the oven and toss with additional BBQ sauce if you like it saucy (we do). Serve with bowls, on sandwiches, or on salads!


*Short on time? Slice your tempeh into thinner slices so it can marinate quicker.
TIP! If you’ve tried tempeh before and think it tastes bitter, slice it as instructed and steam it for 10 minutes! Once it’s done, rinse it, pat it dry, and marinate it as instructed.

Keywords: tempeh, easy tempeh recipe, BBQ tempeh

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