Sloppy Tempeh Joes

If you are like me, sometimes you just crave barbecue. Next time you need an easy meal, but want a sweet BBQ flavor, try out these Sloppy Tempeh Joes! This recipe feeds two or three people, depending on how high you pile your sandwiches. 


  • 1 package of tempeh
  • BBQ sauce of choice, I use Sweet Baby Ray's 
  • 1 onion
  • 1 bell pepper
  • Minced garlic or garlic seasoning of choice
  • Bread or buns (I have recently been buying from Bloomfield Farms, which is free of the top seven allergens as well as vegan and delicious! I am fortunate to live a mile from their farm.)


  1. Dice the onion and bell pepper and sautee until slightly soft, about 3 minutes on medium high heat. 
  2. Chop tempeh into small chunks and sautee with the onions and peppers until golden brown, another 3-5 minutes. 
  3. Add BBQ sauce and garlic. 
  4. Sautee for an additional minute. 
  5. Serve these on the bread or bun of your choice.