gentaotemp_fOkay, this is so yummy…. had to make a second batch! I had a craving for General Tao tempeh I just couldn’t shake this week. So, I searched for some recipes, played around with the ingredients, and voila! Quick, and easy. Serve with brown rice, or even quinoa. This is the first time I make black bean-soy tempeh. Boy, is it good! Another batch on the way. 🙂 I’ve actually doubled this recipe and freeze leftovers.




1 package tempeh, cut into cubes
1 tablespoon arrowroot flour
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon paprika (regular, or part smokey)
Oil, for frying
1 small onion, coarsely chopped
1–2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon fresh ginger root, minced

⅓ cup broth
2 tablespoons ketchup
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
½ teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon arrowroot flour
1 teaspoon black bean paste or hoisin sauce
2 tablespoons maple (or agave) syrup


Coat tempeh cubes with arrowroot, garlic and paprika. Shake off extra flour.
Combine sauce ingredients; mix well.
Brown tempeh in 1 tablespoon oil. Set aside.
Brown onion, garlic and ginger in oil. Add tempeh cubes.
Add sauce to tempeh and onions. Cook until thickened.

General Tao Tempeh
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