You may have seen this post that I made on instagram about the dinner that I had the other night, but it was absolutely delicious so I wanted to share how I prepared the tempeh and what I had with it. Tempeh has a certain taste to it and there are many that don't like it. Tanner prefers tofu better but I personally like tempeh. We both agree on seitan ;) haha! I do like tofu as well though. Anyway, tofu can pretty much be flavored with whatever you are putting with it, but tempeh has a different kick to it so I guess finding something to prepare it with can be trickier.
I found this taco seasoning sauce at walmart (this is my recommendation not sponsored in any way), and I thought I'd give it a try. It's actually very macro friendly with only 25 calories (0.5g F//4gC//<1gP) in 2 tablespoons which is a lot. The ingredient list is plant based as well (roasted tomato and fresh tomato, tomato juice, onion, tomato paste, garlic, chipotle pepper, apple cider vinegar, evaporated cane juice, vegetable oil, agave nectar, smoked paprika, distilled white vinegar, calcium chloride, and citric acid). Its a very strong flavor, and a large amount of sodium. As always, you guys know I don't worry about sodium. My blood pressure is VERY low (typically 80-90/50-60) and I eat sodium all day every day. HERE's an old blog about that topic. However, there are 230mg in 2 tablespoons which is a lot, but it's a sauce so that's expected.
It was so simple. We just crumbled the tempeh into a skilled, poured the sauce on top and added our favorite taco toppings and just honestly cooked it until warm. Tempeh doesn't have to be cooked and can be eaten raw. We used tomatoes and go veggie cheddar cheese crumbles.
We got the hard shells, but man those things are finicky. If you don't eat them in like a 3 day window, they are stale so that's annoying, and these were stale but oh well. LOL!
We also have found a new love for Salsa Verde instead of regular Salsa, and our favorite brand is the World Market brand (that can be found at Walmart), so that's the green stuff on the side. ;)
What's your favorite tempeh recipe? I'd love to try some different ones.