Barbeque Tempeh Sandwich

  • 30
  • Serves 2

My barbeque sauce is smoky, spicy and sweet, and it contrasts perfectly with the creamy, tangy slaw and the sour crunch of the dill pickle. Who said you can’t have BBQ on a plant-based diet?!

Chipotle Barbeque Sauce:

  1. In a small saucepan, heat the coconut oil over medium heat. Add onion and sauté for 2-3 min.
  2. Add garlic, and sauté for another 2-3 min. Add in the rest of the ingredients and let simmer on low heat for 15-20 minutes. Remove from heat, and allow to cool slightly.
  3. When the mixture is not piping hot, add it to a food processor or blender, and blend until smooth.
  4. Taste, and re-season to your liking if necessary.
  5. Makes approx. 1 ½ cups of sauce (you won’t mind having a little extra, trust me).


  1. Whisk together Veganaise, Dijon, lemon juice, agave, and salt and pepper in a small bowl.
  2. In a larger mixing bowl combine cabbage, carrot, onion, and cilantro, and pour in dressing.
  3. Mix well, so that everything is fully incorporated.
  4. Fillet your tempeh into ¼ inch thick slices, and smother with the barbeque sauce.
  5. Let it marinate in the sauce for 30 min. up to overnight.
  6. Bake the marinated tempeh at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes.


  1. I like to slather both sides of the lightly toasted bread with a little bit of the barbeque sauce.
  2. Then lay a few pickle slices, followed by the tempeh, and then a generous portion of slaw (I do about a ½ cup per sandwich).
  3. Slice it in half, and enjoy!
  • Allie Shaw

    April 30, 2015

    Hallelujah Acres used to say no sugar. However, lately, I notice a lot of your recipes contain a lot of sugar. This barbeque sauce is loaded with sugar. Ketchup contains sugar and then you also add maple syrup and molasses and there is agave nectar in the slaw. Agave nectar is highly processed and is not really good for you anyway. I get the feeling that the Hallelujah diet is bending to people’s desire for sweets rather than holding the line on sugar in all forms. When on a cancer diet, you are told not to even eat too much fruit because of the sugar.

    • Jayme Cannon

      May 15, 2015

      We try to provide a wide range of recipes on the website,including those for people transitioning onto the diet. We continue to suggest people work towards the best food options. For many people however, it is a long process and we want to meet their needs at every stage.

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