Total Time
1hr 50mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

Serve this stew hot with buttered hot noodles or over steamed potatoes. Top with a dollop of (soy) sour cream, if desired. Recipe adapted from Vegetarian Times magazine.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. In large saucepan, bring vegetable broth to a simmer. Turn off heat; cover to keep warm.
  3. In medium bowl, combine oil, vinegar, cider, 1 tablespoon paprika, salt, 1 1/2 teaspoons caraway seeds, 1/4 teaspoon thyme, 1/2 teaspoon pepper and 1 tablespoon garlic. Add diced tempeh and toss to coat.
  4. In large, shallow baking dish, place tempeh with liquid in single layer. Bake, uncovered, until all liquid has been absorbed, about 25 minutes. Check often, making sure cooking liquid does not burn.
  5. Meanwhile, in large Dutch oven, combine onions, 1 1/2 teaspoons hot paprika, caraway, thyme and pepper and 1/4 cup hot broth. Cover and cook over medium heat until onions are softened, about 10 minutes. Add tomato paste and stir well. Reduce heat to low and cook, covered, 10 minutes.
  6. In small bowl, dissolve cornstarch completely in cold water and add to hot broth. Stir with whisk, increase heat slightly and return mixture to a simmer. Cook, whisking, until broth thickens, about 2 minutes.
  7. Add broth to pan with onions and stir until mixture is well blended. Remove tempeh from oven and add to pan, along with remaining cooking liquid; stir well.
  8. Cover pan and bake, stirring occasionally, 45 minutes. Serve hot.


Most Helpful

Overall, really tasty dish. I served it over smashed potatoes. I had some issues with the recipe, however. Specifically, in the amount of broth. In step 4, it says to add the broth but not how much. So I added it all. Then later in the recipe, it says to add broth two different times. I ended up using water which worked okay, but the overall dish was too soupy. I also wish that the ingredient list cautioned to divide up some of them as again I didn't realize that it didn't all go into step 3. That was user error, but it could be clearer. I didn't have hot paprika and so I added a dash of hot chili peppers, which was delish. This recipe makes a TON so we'll be eating this for a while. Thanks for posting, I really enjoyed making and eating this.

VegSocialWorker January 27, 2010

Very good recipe. When I make it again I will use less onion and saute in butter and I will add mushrooms. I also used plenty sour cream.

Frankie&Johnny October 21, 2009

Awesome recipe. I've made this a couple of times now. The first time I followed the directions exactly; since then, I've made everything in one pot (mirepoix then throw everything in). I threw in zucchini once and that was great. My Hungarian friend likes this, he didn't believe a vegan paprikash was possible!

D Rusak March 21, 2008

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