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slices of tempeh with BBQ sauce

Tempeh Stir Fry Skillet with BBQ Sauce

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  • Author: Lindsay Cotter
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x


Tempeh Stir Fry Skillet with BBQ Sauce (Gluten Free)


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Maple BBQ sauce/marinade

  • 2/3 cup gluten free BBQ sauce (I used unsweetened BBQ sauce )
  • 3 teaspoons fresh grated ginger or 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 to 1 Tablespoon maple syrup (adjust to your likeness)
  • sea salt an pepper to taste

For the Pan/Skillet

  • 8 ounce package gluten free tempeh cut into one inch by 2 inch rectangular strips or crumble by hand
  • 2/3 cup maple BBQ sauce (above) or BBQ marinade of choice


  1. To prepare the maple bbq sauce, combine all ingredients for sauce into a small bowl and whisk together. Set aside. If you’re quick on time, you may use 2/3 cup prepared BBQ sauce of choice.
  2. Place olive oil or sesame oil in a medium size pan/skillet. Heat pan to medium heat and place sliced or crumbled tempeh in the pan. Turn pan to medium high and sear the tempeh 3-5 minutes on each side until crispy.
  3. After searing, add BBQ sauce to the pan, covering the tempeh. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Cook again for 2-3 minutes, coating each side to caramelize the sauce on the tempeh.
  5. Serve over your favorite salad, gluten free grain, on flatbread, in a sandwich or wrap, etc.


IMPORTANT NOTE: Sometimes soy sauce or wheat berries, as well as other gluten-containing ingredients are used. As a result, it is important to always double check the label if you are looking for a gluten-free version

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Category: Main
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 130
  • Sugar: 6.3 g
  • Sodium: 56.4 mg
  • Fat: 3.3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 15.3 g
  • Fiber: 6.1 g
  • Protein: 11.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg