Maple-Miso Tempeh Cutlets

Maple-Miso Tempeh Cutlets


 PREP TIME: 5 minutes
ACTIVE TIME: 20 minutes
INACTIVE TIME: 20 minutes

Two 8-ounce packages tempeh

¼ cup low-sodium vegetable broth

¼ cup liquid aminos (or gluten-free tamari)

¼ cup maple syrup

2 teaspoons white soy miso (or chickpea miso)

1 teaspoon dried sage

1 teaspoon dried thyme

Salt and black pepper to taste

  1.  Chop each tempeh block in half horizontally, then chop each half diagonally so you have eight triangles.
  2.  Fill a large shallow saucepan with a couple of inches of water and fit with a steamer basket. Place the tempeh triangles in the steamer basket and cover with a lid. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Steam the tempeh for 15 to 20 minutes, flipping the triangles once halfway through. Remove the steamer basket from the pan (keep the tempeh in the basket) and set aside.
  3. Dump the water from the saucepan. Combine the vegetable broth, liquid aminos, maple syrup, miso, sage, and thyme in the pan and stir to mix. Add the tempeh triangles and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat to a low simmer. Let the tempeh simmer in the sauce for 10 to 12 minutes, flipping them once halfway through, until the sauce is absorbed and starts to caramelize. Remove from the heat and add salt and pepper. Serve immediately. Leftovers will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for 4 to 5 days.