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Western BBQ GoodBowl

Yields2 ServingsPrep Time20 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time50 mins

This hearty bowl is for the meat-and-potatoes-lovers. Of course, this version is made from plants, doesn't require a barbecue, and won't leave you feeling weighed down afterward. Crispy barbecue-marinated tempeh provides protein along with savory baked beans which sit on top of seasoned roasted potatoes and a bright, tangy, dairy-free cabbage slaw. This bowl is sure to be a hit with the pickiest of eaters—adults and children included.

Short on time? Use the Quick Version which relies on a few store-bought staples to speed up the process. If you have a little extra time to spare, jump to the From Scratch version for a completely homemade meal.

BBQ Baked Beans
 2 ½ cups store-bought vegetarian/vegan baked beans (such as Amy’s, Sprouts, Pacific or Busch’s brand)
Roasted Potatoes
 2 large white, russet or redskin potatoes, diced
 ¼ cup low-sodium vegetable broth or 2 tablespoons olive or grapeseed oil
 2 tsp dried rosemary or 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
 1 tsp sea salt
 1 pinch ground black pepper
 1 9oz. bag store-bought pre-shredded coleslaw mix (such as Trader Joe’s or Kroger brand)
 2 tsp maple syrup
 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
 ¼ cup dairy-free mayonnaise (such as Follow Your Heart Vegenaise, Sir Kensington’s or Thrive Market brand)
 2 tsp caraway or fennel seeds
 1 pinch of sea salt
 1 pinch of ground black pepper
BBQ Tempeh
 1 package store-bought pre-marinated smoky tempeh Bacon strips (such as Lightlife brand)
 2 tsp avocado or coconut oil
Roasted Potatoes

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. In a medium baking dish or roasting pan, combine all ingredients and roast for 45 minutes until potatoes are golden brown and crispy around the edges.


Place the bagged coleslaw mix in a medium mixing bowl. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, dairy-free mayo, salt and pepper. Pour the dressing over the shredded coleslaw mix, add caraway or fennel seeds, and toss well to combine.

BBQ Tempeh

In a small saute or frying pan, warm oil over medium-low heat and add tempeh bacon strips. Cook on each side for 3 to 4 minutes until crispy around the edges. Set aside.

To assemble the BBQ Western Good Bowl: in a medium serving bowl, make a bed of roasted potatoes and add a few heaping spoonfuls of baked beans, then the coleslaw, and finish with 2-3 strips of the BBQ tempeh.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories 431
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10.4g16%

Saturated Fat 1.9g10%
Cholesterol 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 71.6g24%

Dietary Fiber 17.2g69%
Sugars 14g
Protein 17g34%

Calcium 6%
Iron 37.5%
Vitamin D 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.