The Seated Cook

Simple, healthy, vegetarian food

Tempeh Reubens

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20160424_181934.jpgMy husband and I were recently in NYC and ate at a great veggie restaurant that had tempeh reubens among its menu options.  This inspired me to try a version of tempeh reubens at home.

Ingredients for one sandwich:

2 slices of bread (gluten-free if needed)

1/2 package tempeh (gluten-free if needed)

Slice cheese

Large handful of sauerkraut

Homemade “Russian” dressing: 1/2 cup low fat mayo, 1 tbsp chopped red onion, 1/4 cup ketchup, 1 tbsp lemon juice, 2 squirts Sriracha sauce, dashes of salt, black pepper and paprika, 2 tsp horseradish (this makes WAY more dressing than is needed for the reubens- we’ve been spreading it on our sandwiches all week!)


Olive Oil Spray



Sautee tempeh in a pan until it’s warm and lightly browned.  Butter outsides of bread slices.  Slather insides with the dressing, and layer on tempeh, cheese, and sauerkraut. Heat sandwich in pan until bread starts to brown and cheese begins to melt.




Author: theseatedcook

I enjoy cooking simple, healthy, vegetarian meals.

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