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.


General Tao Tempeh
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Recipe type: Main Course
Serves: 4 servings
  • 1 package tempeh, cut into cubes
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot powder
  • 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 powder.
  • 1 teaspoon black bean paste or hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons maple (or agave) syrup
  1. Coat tempeh cubes with arrowroot, garlic and paprika. Shake off extra flower.
  2. Combine sauce ingredients; mix well.
  3. Brown tempeh in 1 tablespoon oil. Set aside.
  4. Brown onion, garlic and ginger in oil. Add tempeh cubes.
  5. Add sauce to tempeh and onions. Cook until thickened.

General Tao Tempeh
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