Tempeh Bacon Reubens

This recipe courtesy of Peas and Thank You:  Simple Meatless Meals the Whole Family Will Love by Sarah Matheny

Tempeh Bacon Reubens
Makes 4 sandwiches

  • 1 package tempeh bacon (i.e. Lightlife Fakin’ Bacon)
  • 2 tablespoons vegan margarine (i.e. Earth Balance), melted
  • 8 slices rye bread
  • 1 cup non-dairy Swiss or mozzarella (i.e. Daiya mozzarella shreds) or organic Swiss cheese slices
  • 1 1/3 cups sauerkraut

Thousand Island Dressing:

  • ½ cup non-dairy or organic mayonnaise (i.e. Vegenaise)
  • ¼ cup organic ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
  1. Prepare tempeh bacon according to package directions and set aside.
  2. Melt vegan margarine and lightly brush onto one side of each slice of bread.
  3. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, ketchup and relish and set aside.
  4. Place a large skillet over medium-high heat. Put one slice of bread, margarine side down in the bottom of the skillet.
  5. Top bread with ¼ cup or slice of cheese of your choice, and then 1/3 cup of sauerkraut. Break three slices of tempeh bacon to fit on bread and then place on top of sauerkraut.
  6. Put a generous 2 tablespoons of dressing on the non-margarine side of another slice of bread and put it face down on top of the bacon.
  7. Grill sandwich for several minutes on each side, until cheese is melted and bread is golden brown. Repeat for remaining sandwiches.


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