Meatless Monday: Tempeh BBQ Veggie Soup

Good morning, friends! Here in Denver we’re starting Monday with a snowed-in attitude; be slow on the icy roads and double-check to make sure that 6 a.m. class you really wanted to go to was actually cancelled.


After the snowfall that took up Sunday’s morning, afternoon & evening, our sidewalks are once again covered in ice and snow and I’m sitting here in the workout clothes that have yet to see a drop of sweat today.  But, I did manage a successful 10 mile run on Saturday with a new RB (Thanks, Sarah!) – sunny sky, ice-free trail, and an easy conversational 9:00 m/m average. Training Week 1, done: CHECK.

In other news, did I mention it snowed again? Cold winter day always calls for a warm veggie soup + movie night, yes? That’s our style around here.

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Tempeh BBQ Vegetable Soup

1/2 package of Tempeh, cut into bite-size pieces (i.e. one serving)
2 small red potatoes, cut into ~1/2 in. cubes
1 can diced tomatoes, with juice
1 cup cooked black beans
1/4 cup onion, diced
1/2 Green Pepper, diced
1/2 cup Salsa
1/4 cup BBQ Sauce
Ground Red Pepper, Cinnamon, Salt, Pepper, Oregano (to taste)
Add ~1/4-3/4 cup water or vegetable broth as needed.

Yes, you could also call this the “We felt creative and dumped it all in” soup – hey, whatever works!

Combine all ingredients and bring to a boil; simmer on low-medium heat for ~10 minutes, or until potatoes and peppers have softened. Grab a bowl, and enjoy!

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We paired this with “Easy A” viewing – has anyone seen this? I thought it was hilarious, and nice to see Stanley Tucci again, and Dan Byrd outside of his norm (Courgartown, anyone??). I was very entertained.

This soup could also be paired with an avocado slice topping, a side of tortilla chips or cornbread, and/or a dollop of plain low/non-fat greek yogurt (in place of sour cream).

Protein: Tempeh & Black beans
Carbs: Potatoes & Black Beans
Fat: Tempeh


What’s on your Meatless (or not) Monday menu?

I have a list of classes to pick from for a post-work workout, and then it’ll be a leftover night in this house!



Filed under dinners, Meatless Monday, recipes

10 responses to “Meatless Monday: Tempeh BBQ Veggie Soup

  1. lacey

    ooh i want to see that!!!!!!!!!!!!

    have you seen Salt? E and I finally watched that this weekend and i LOOOOVED it!!!

  2. I rarely cook with tempeh but need to give it a whirl more often. We mad veggie & bean chili yesterday since winter finally showed up in Dallas. I always top my chili with avocado slices – so good!

    So today? Leftover chili. 🙂

  3. ok, i have to admit i’m a little afraid of tempeh…it’s got to be amazing for you but i just don’t know if nate will buy trying to eat it! this sounds like an amazing way to test it out though 😉

  4. Easy A was hilarious! What a perfect meal for a cold and snowy day. Stay warm and be safe!

    Salsa chicken with spaghetti squash, sauteed veggies & chickpeas for me tonight! MMM!

  5. ah i had Tofu with a sandwich thin and veggies!

  6. HA! Watched Easy A on Friday and was surprised at how much I laughed out loud!

  7. I saw a whole special on the Cooking network about 5 start restaurants doing Meatless Monday – thought of you:)

  8. that soup looks tasty…. – the beans ofcourse! 🙂 great job on your run!

  9. I’m meatless all the time and tempeh is great!

  10. We watched Easy A on Saturday night! I thought it was cute. There were funny moments, and I really liked the confidence of the main character. 🙂

    Tofu looks yummy.

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