[Tempeh] Reuben Sandwich


Who doesn’t love a good sandwich?! I certainly LOVE sandwiches. I thought I needed cheese on a sandwich for it to taste to good or be complete but I was sadly mistaken! It’s really all about the sauce! Generally speaking, a good sauce pretty much makes any meal. Amirite? This sandwich is A-1. Definitely a new favorite. Could be because there is sauerkraut in it. Now that I don’t eat hot dogs or sausages any more (& very rarely have the vegan versions) I don’t have much sauerkraut now-a-days, which is a bummer. With this sandwich, however, I get to have it! I used to think that thousand island dressing and sauerkraut was an odd combination but it’s actually super tasty, on top of being unique. I hope you enjoy my version of a Reuben Sandwich as much as I do. It’s seriously so good and packed with flavor!

Servings: 2 sandwiches


Tempeh Ingredients

  • ½ block of tempeh
  • 2 tbsp Tamari
  • ½ Lemon, juiced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ½ tsp coconut oil, or spray

TIP: Double the ingredients to make 4 sandwiches instead of just 2!

Tempeh Instructions

  1. Cut the tempeh into 8 planks/sticks. Place in a shallow bowl.
  2. In the dish, add the tamari, lemon juice, smoked paprika and garlic to the tempeh.
  3. Toss the tempeh so that it is completely coated. Let it set for at least 15 minutes. Don’t toss the marinade (see step 5).
  4. In a pan, over medium-low heat, add a bit of coconut oil.
  5. Now add the tempeh. As it’s cooking, add the marinade right on top!
  6. Let it cook for 10 minutes. Flip, then allow it to crisp for another 10 minutes, or so.


Other Ingredients

  • 4 slices of rye bread
  • 2- 4 tbsp 1000 island dressing
  • 1 small handful arugula or other green, optional
  • 2- 4 tbsp sauerkraut
  • 1 carrot, peels & shredded


Assembly Instructions

  1. Toast the bread, and spread both sides with the spread.
  2. Add the arugula then top with 4 tempeh planks.
  3. Next, add desired amount of sauerkraut and carrot, if using. Enjoy!




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