Vegan Spiced Tempeh Crumbles

Vegan Spiced Tempeh Crumbles

You’ll be surprised how simple this recipe is & how easily it is able to be adjusted to each dish you make. These tempeh crumbles are especially good as a spaghetti topping, a meat substitute for tacos, burritos and nachos, stir-fries, quinoa bowls and even a great addition to most soups. Once you start making and using this basic crumble in your recipes you’ll never miss the other “meat”.


First, bring a medium pot of shallow water to a simmer. Add the block of tempeh, simmer for 10 minutes.

While tempeh is steaming, add onion powder, thyme, oregano, sage, paprika & black pepper to a bowl. Add a little water at a time {about 1 teaspoon} until the consistency is enough to coat the crumbles. Then whisk the mixture and set it aside.

Drain the tempeh and pat it dry. Let it sit another 5 minutes to cool off. Once cool, crumble the tempeh into pieces.

Then, add the grape seed oil to a skillet with the minced shallots. Sauté for 3 minutes then add in tempeh crumbles and the spice mix. Cook until the Tempeh has a slight browned crust on the edges around 8 minutes. Only stirring occasionally.

Finally, add in the liquid aminos and minced garlic to the mixture. Cook until all ingredients are thoroughly mixed in browned edges on the Tempeh crumbles.

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Vegan Spiced Tempeh Crumbles
A new way to use your Tempeh in a variety of dishes!
Course Side Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Course Side Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. First, bring a medium pot of shallow water to a simmer. Add the block of tempeh, simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. While tempeh is steaming, add onion powder, thyme, oregano, sage, paprika & black pepper to a bowl. Add a little water at a time {about 1 teaspoon} until the consistency is enough to coat the crumbles. Then whisk the mixture and set it aside.
  3. Drain the tempeh and pat it dry. Let it sit another 5 minutes to cool off. Once cool, crumble the tempeh into pieces.
  4. Then, add the grape seed oil to a skillet with the minced shallots. Sauté for 3 minutes then add in tempeh crumbles and the spice mix. Cook until the Tempeh has a slight browned crust on the edges around 8 minutes. Only stirring occasionally.
  5. Finally, add in the liquid aminos and minced garlic to the mixture. Cook until all ingredients are thoroughly mixed in browned edges on the Tempeh crumbles.
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