Who doesn’t love BBQ? Of course, in the vegan world, BBQ restaurants do not generally cater to our dietary needs. Paul and I love BBQ. Fortunately, Paul grills like a master.
Although you can grill directly on the grill, we invested in Grill Mats a year ago; a purchase I would highly recommend if you follow a plant-based diet. You can cook anything on these mats; they are reusable, easy to clean, and require no oil or fat in cooking.
I marinate my tempeh beforehand, so it absorbs the flavors of the sauce I plan to use. Regardless of the sauce, marinating is a must. This time, I chose BBQ sauce.
Because BBQ sauce is quite sticky, it is extremely important you cook on low heat slowly, so your tempeh doesn’t burn on the grill.
I topped the sandwiches with Vegan Harvest Apple Maple Slaw to compliment the taste of the BBQ sauce.
I also made my own healthy BBQ sauce to reduce the amount of sugar and preservatives, but you can use any bottled sauce of choice.