Vegan Tempeh Reuben on Rye

Vegan Tempeh Reuben on Rye

Prep time: 30 Minutes | Cook time: 10 Minutes

Vegan Tempeh Reuben on Rye

Recipe by Sarah McMinn, My Darling Vegan
Serves 2

Tempeh Marinade

1 package tempeh, 8 oz.
1/2 cup vegetable broth
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar 
1 tbsp vegan Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp liquid smoke
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp smoked paprika 
1/2 tsp garlic powder

Everything Else

4 slices Sprouted Rye Seed Bread
1/2 heaping cup Sauerkraut
1/4 cup vegan Russian dressing
Vegan Swiss cheese (optional)
2 tbsp oil
1 tbsp vegan butter


Cut tempeh in half lengthwise and then cut it through the middle for 4 thin slices.

Combine the ingredients for the tempeh marinade in a shallow dish. Add tempeh and marinate for at least 30 minutes.

Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium heat with 2 tablespoons oil. Add tempeh and cook for about 5 minutes per side, until dark brown. Once both sides are browned, add reserved marinade and let it cook off in the skillet. This allows the flavors to seep into the tempeh deeper.

Butter 4 slices of Sprouted Rye Seed Bread. Place on the skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes, until lightly brown. Flip bread. Add Russian dressing to all slices of bread. Divide the sauerkraut between two slices, top with 2 pieces cooked tempeh, each, and a slice of vegan swiss, if using. Add the second slice of bread and cook on each side for about 5 minutes, until bread is browned and everything is cooked all the way through.

Remove from heat and serve immediately.