Tempeh Reuben

Serves 4

Enjoy the bold flavors of this classic American sandwich with a meatless twist, using tempeh instead of corned beef.

Ingredients: 
  • 4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages tempeh, cut into 4 squares
  • 1/2 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup sweet pickle relish
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 8 slices rye bread
  • 3/4 cup sauerkraut, drained well
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese
  • Canola spray oil
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Method: 

In a medium saucepot, bring broth and Worcestershire sauce to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, add tempeh and simmer 20 minutes or until tender. 

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Transfer simmered tempeh to a baking dish and bake 15 minutes or until heated through. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, stir together yogurt, relish and ketchup until blended.

Evenly divide dressing, spreading on each slice of bread, then arrange tempeh on 4 slices of bread. Spread sauerkraut evenly over tempeh, then top with cheese and remaining bread slices, dressing-side down.

Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Spray lightly with oil, then arrange sandwiches in the skillet in a single layer (you might have to work in batches). Arrange a large heat-proof plate on top of the sandwiches and weigh it down with a can or heavy saucepot to firmly press the sandwiches. Reduce heat and cook 3 to 4 minutes, or until golden brown. Flip sandwiches over and continue to cook until heated through and golden brown on both sides. Cut sandwiches in half and serve immediately.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:550 calories (180 from fat), 20g total fat, 7g saturated fat, 30mg cholesterol, 950mg sodium, 58g carbohydrate (14g dietary fiber, 12g sugar), 40g protein
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