Grilled Tempeh with Barbeque Glaze

July 16, 2011 By: Megabeth Category: Main Dishes

I’ll admit it, my cooking sprees in the summertime are fewer and far between because I’d rather be outside than in the kitchen. So, one night I was looking for something fast to make and something I could throw on the grill. Using my handy cookbook, The New Vegetarian Grill, I was able to meet both these requirements.

Luckily for me, I always keep a package of tempeh on hand and the marinade is made with some pantry basics so I was all set. I just needed to stir up the sauce, let the tempeh marinate, and throw it on the grill.

You can throw these little bites on a toasted bun with some lettuce, tomato and onion slices or just eat them straight with a fork.

Grilled Tempeh with Barbeque Glaze
from The New Vegetarian Grill

1/4 cup ketchup
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
1 Tablespoon soy sauce
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 Tablespoon minced onion
2 teaspoons ground cumin

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix well. Use immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

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Combine the tempeh and barbecue glaze in a large bowl and toss to coat. Set aside to marinate. (Megabeth note: If you are traveling to a BBQ, then throw everything in a Ziploc bag and pull it out of the fridge when you are ready to go.)


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Prepare a medium-hot fire in the grill. (If you are using someone’s grill where they’ve just polished off a nice juicy steak, throw a sheet of tin foil on the grill but spray it with some non-stick oil spray just in case. Or, use a lightly oiled grill rack.)

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Grill the tempeh until heated through and crusty, 4 to 6 minutes per side.

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Sweet and Spicy Ketchup Dipping Sauce

February 20, 2009 By: Megabeth Category: Other, Snacks/Appetizers, Uncategorized

This is yet another dipping sauce that is quite versatile. I was a little light handed with the cayenne pepper and I could have probably used more. I would also recommend chopping the garlic into the smallest pieces possible or perhaps grate it.

Sweet and Spicy Ketchup Dipping Sauce

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Combine ingredients into a small sauce pan.

spicy ketchup

Over low heat, stir until sugar dissolves. Serve warm or at room temperature. (This spicy ketchup is really good with vegetarian sausage, too.)

spicy ketchup

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