Tempeh Bourgignon


I get emails sent to me from Vegetarian Times with daily recipes. Some of them are great, some…so so. I received one for Tempeh Bourgignon a while back and never thought to make it though it sounded really tasty. I had one of those nights where I couldn’t figure out what to make so I searched through my recipes and came upon this one. I had all of the ingredients except for the shitake mushrooms – so I substitued portobella’s instead. I also served it over quinoa instead of rice.  Just as tasty!!

Tempeh Bourgignon

  • 2 cups medium-bodied red wine, such as Pinot Noir
  • 1 8-oz. pkg. tempeh, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 small onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch dice (about 1 cup)
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped (about 1 Tbs.)
  • 3 Tbs. olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 tsp. herbes de Provence
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 Tbs. balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbs. tomato paste
  • 7 oz. sliced shiitake mushrooms (about 4 cups)
  • chopped parsley, for garnish
  1. Combine wine, tempeh, onion, carrot, garlic, 1 Tbs. olive oil, herbes de Provence and bay leaf in large bowl. Cover, and refrigerate 1 hour.
  2. Strain vegetables and tempeh, and reserve wine.
  3. Heat remaining oil in Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add tempeh and vegetables, and cook 5 to 7 minutes, or until tempeh cubes are browned on all sides. Add vinegar, and quickly stir to coat evenly. Add tomato paste, and cook 1 minute. Stir in red wine marinade, scraping bottom of pot to release any stuck brown bits. Reduce heat to medium low, cover, and simmer 30 minutes, or until carrots are tender, stirring occasionally. Add water if mixture seems too dry before carrots are fully cooked.
  4. Add mushrooms and 3/4 cup water, and simmer 10 minutes, or until tender. Remove bay leaf. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with parsley, and serve over rice.

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. shellyfish
    Mar 10, 2009 @ 02:03:33

    This sounds amazing! I’m writing this in on the list of “to make” meals. And pinot noir? Love it!


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