tempeh has been at the top of my list of foods to try for a while now.
how could it not be? i’ve seen mama pea post several mouth-watering recipes using it and read plenty of other bloggers go on about it, too!
so, last time i was at trader joe’s, i dropped this guy into my cart.
(along with about 10 other impulse buys – that store is dangerous!)
and a couple nights later, i got to work on mama pea’s tempeh tamale pie!
i prepped all of my ingredients and followed her recipe.
i did make a couple changes. i didn’t have pinto beans, so i used black beans instead. i didn’t have tomato sauce, so i used marinara. and i added in some garlic powder, extra chili powder, and some cumin. oh, and of course i decided to include the optional cheese in the recipe!
then i popped it in the oven and pulled it out minutes after brad got home from work. (i’m getting so good at timing dinner to his arrival!)
i served it with light sour cream and chopped black olives.
so, what did i think???
i think i’m a tempeh fan! honestly, there really aren’t many foods i don’t like, so i was expecting to like it. and i was right!
brad liked it too! he guessed that there was some kind of soy product in it right away when he saw it (after guessing quinoa or rice), but he’s not squeamish about trying new things, so he was game.
i’m glad we tried tempeh! brad likes me to cook meat for dinner most nights, so i doubt it’ll be a regular food in our house, but we’ll definitely have it again.
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