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Salisbury Tempeh

What you need: 

1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons unrefined flour
2 cups onion soup broth (2 tablespoons powdered onion soup + 2 cups water)
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon basil
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic
2 tablespoons margarine or oil
1 tablespoon tahini
pinch raw sugar
1/2 teaspoon vegan Worcestershire sauce Tempeh:
1 (8 ounce) package multi-grain tempeh
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons Bragg's or soy sauce
1 cup button mushrooms, sliced
sprinkle garlic powder

What you do: 

1. For gravy, mix water and flour well; set aside. In sauce pan, heat (on high medium) all other gravy ingredients. When it starts to boil, slowly add flour mixture. Stir until thickens, and set aside.
2. Cut tempeh down the middle so it looks like you have 2 playing cards, then cut into 4 squares and then into triangles. Put 1/2 cup water and Bragg's or soy sauce in medium fry pan.
3. On medium high heat, fry tempeh for 8 minutes on each side. If the water evaporates before you turn the tempeh over, add 1/4 cup water at a time. It is fine if the water is all gone at the end of the 16 minutes.
4. Add the mushrooms and garlic powder to the pan 3 to 5 minutes before the last 8 minutes is up. Mix them around a few times.
5. To serve, put 2 pieces tempeh on a plate and put some mushrooms on top and then drizzle gravy over them.
I make mashed potatoes and veggies to go with this meal. Enjoy!
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Preparation Time: 
25 to 35 minutes
Cooking Time: 
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I tried this and I think I messed something up.  I saw it as a way of using up some of my ingredients from my non-vegan days so I used a package of Lipton onion soup mix and some of the worchestershire sauce that I have.  But something didn't come out right.  The tempeh had a good flavor though, but i used too much soy sauce.  I will have to try this one again and not mess it up. 


:D I made this for dinner tonight, and wow was it good - especially the gravy.  Served it with home-made mashed potatoes and green beans, with some fresh-baked rye bread and red wine.  YUM!!!  I didn't have onion soup mix around, so I substituted a vegetable bullion cube.  I didn't have a lot of luck getting the tempeh to do anything using just water and soy sauce, so I put in a couple of tablespoons of olive oil and fried it in that (with some slices of sweet bell pepper, since I didn't have any mushrooms).  It browned a little and was very tasty.  The meal got an excellent review from my POSSSLQ too.  :-)  Thanks!


Can't wait to try this recipe. Just a reminder. Worchestershire sauce is not vegan. Make sure you buy the vegan worchestershire sauce at your local health food store.


Very yummy! Definitely a keeper. ;) 


OMG Made this tonight and it was way beyond awesome.  It's been forever since I've had Salisbury steak (which I'm not really complaining about, but the comfort thing I missed)  I may have used a bit too much pepper without realizing, but it came out VERY peppery.  If you're not big on that then lessen the amount a bit.  Other than that no complaints.  I will definitely be making this again and hope to have someone to enjoy it with me next time around.  It's worth sharing  ;)



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