Tempeh Fajitas

Tempeh Fajitas
 
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A delicious vegetarian recipe! The tempeh becomes infused with flavor and gets a nice crunchy crusty from searing. Enjoy with your favorite fajita toppings!
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 3-4
Ingredients
  • 1 package tempeh, cut into ¼" strips
  • ⅓ cup chipotle marinade (or other favorite marinade)
  • ½ yellow pepper
  • ½ green pepper
  • ½ medium onion
  • 6 corn tortillas
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp both salt and pepper
  • 1 cup shredded romaine lettuce (optional)
  • ½ slice avocado (optional)
  • ½ cup shredded cheese (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Wrap tortillas in foil and place in the oven to warm.
  2. Place the cut up tempeh and marinade in a large bowl, making sure that each piece of tempeh is coated in the marinade. Allow to sit for at least 30 minutes.
  3. In a large saute pan over medium heat, add 1 tbsp of olive oil, peppers, onions and salt and pepper. Saute until browned and vegetables are just soft.
  4. Set aside pepper and onion mixture. Wipe out saute pan and then reheat over medium high heat with remaining tbsp of olive oil.
  5. Add tempeh to pan ensuring that there isn't too much extra marinade left on the tempeh - otherwise it might burn in the pan.
  6. Sear tempeh on all sides until evenly golden brown. Set aside.
  7. Place onion and pepper mixture, tempeh and toppings in separate bowls for family style fajitas at the table. Enjoy!