Tempeh Strips in a Smoky Molasses Marinade

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

With a smoky sweet flavor that reminds one of bacon, you will enjoy this! A great little gem of a recipe from Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone cookbook by Deborah Madison.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Slice the tempeh crosswise into thin strips.
  2. Combine the remaining ingredients in a small skillet. Bring to a boil and add the tempeh. Simmer slowly, covered, for 15 minutes. Remove the lid, and continue cooking until all liquid has been absorbed.
  3. At this point the tempeh will begin to fry in the oil. Cook until nicely glazed and browned, about 5 minutes.
  4. Enjoy!


Most Helpful

This was yummy and so easy to make which wins it points in my book. The flavor is good and even my non-veg. hubby & our 14-month old daughter enjoyed it and asked for more. We'll definitely make it again, it's a good weeknight meal when you don't feel like a big elaborate production. Thanks for sharing!

Rebeckadabean November 17, 2011

Mmmm...the sauce is fantastic, I think I would use it for other things as well. This worked out well, very tasty and quick to make. I was interupted in the middle of cooking this and it ended up in the frying pan much longer than it should have been. I'll be more careful next time because the tempeh really dries out if you go longer than the recipe states. As for ingredients I made as written except that I didn't want to open a tin of tom paste, so I just used some ketchup, and instead of soy I used about 2 tbsp of Braggs. Thank you Sharon!

magpie diner September 17, 2010

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