Tempeh "Meatballs"

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Course Main Dish
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 (8-ounce) block tempeh
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium GF Tamari
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Salt salt for seasoning
  • black pepper for seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 1 (14-ounce) jar organic tomato sauce


  • Place the tempeh, water, and tamari in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat and bring the liquid to a simmer. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 4 minutes, turn the tempeh, and cook for another 4 minutes. Drain it and cool.
  • Place the tempeh in a blender or food processor and blend the tempeh into a smooth paste. Transfer it to a medium bowl and add the tomato paste, vinegar, and cinnamon and season with salt and pepper. Knead the mixture well and shape it into balls.
  • Heat the oil in a small skillet over medium-high heat and sauté until tender, about 3 minutes. Add the tempeh balls and cook until heated through and lightly browned, about 6 minutes.
  • Heat the tomato sauce in a large saucepan over medium heat until warm, add the tempeh balls, and serve.


double and freeze  for backup meals!*
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