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Open-Faced Sloppy Tempeh Sandwich

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“This is an easy, healthy dish---a perfect recipe for those who have never used tempeh and are looking for tasty ways to be healthy.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cup crumbled dried tempeh
  • 12 onion, chopped
  • 14 cup green pepper, chopped
  • barbecue sauce (I use a low carb brand)
  • 2 slices thick bread (whole grain or low carb)
  • mustard
  • 2 slices reduced-fat cheese (optional)
  • 1 cup prepared Coleslaw (I also use a reduced calorie version of Coleslaw Coleslaw)


  1. In a microwavable bowl, combine the tempeh, onions, and green peppers. Add about 1/4 - 1/2 of a cup of warm water. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave until the tempeh and veggies are soft - about 2 1/2 minutes (There shouldn't be much liquid at this point; if the mixture is water-logged, drain it and continue.).
  2. Add enough of the barbecue sauce to the bowl so that the mixture, as you stir it up, has the consistancy of a "normal" sloggy joe. (You can also add a little garlic powder or mustard or even ketchup if you like.).
  3. Toast the bread slices. Place them on a baking sheet. Slaver each slice with mustard and then add the sloppy joe mixture. Top with cheese, if using.
  4. Broil the sandwich over high heat until the cheese melts.
  5. Remove the sandwiches from the oven and place each on a plate. Add the coleslaw on top. Serve with fork and knife (and napkins :).

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