Barbecued Tempeh and Peppers
Tasty pita sandwiches with a hearty filling for an easy weeknight dinner


1 package Tempeh (the mixed grain kind is best)
1 red pepper
1 onion
2 cloves garlic
whole wheat pita bread
lettuce for sandwiches
1-2 teaspoon coriander
1 teaspoon chilli powder
1 teaspoon chinese five-spice
salt and hot sauce to taste

1 Tablespoon soy sauce
3 tablespoons tomato paste
1 tablespoon molasses or brown sugar
2/3 cup water


Heat olive oil in a skillet and saute onions for 3-4 minutes.

Add garlic and bell pepper, and cook another 5 minutes.

add the (cubed) tempeh to the skillet, and saute 5 minutes until it begins to brown, adding more oil if necessary

mix together sauce ingredients in a small bowl

add rest of spices to pan, stirring constantly, then add sauce.

add salt and hot sauce to taste

serve in warm pitas with lettuce




Moosewood Cooks at Home (modified), pg. 260