Tempeh Chorizo Soft Tacos
by Terry Hope Romero
8 ounce package tempeh
2 tablespoons peanut oil
1 ¼ cups vegetable broth
3 cloves garlic, grated or ground into a paste
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 teaspoons smoked sweet or hot paprika
1 1/2 teaspoons Mexican chile powder
½ teaspoon liquid smoke
1. Dice the tempeh into 1/2 inch chunks. In large skillet, preheat the peanut oil over medium heat. Stir in the tempeh and fry for 3 minutes or until the edges of the tempeh are lightly browned.
2. In a 2 cup liquid measuring cup whisk together the remaining ingredients. Pour into the skillet, increase the heat to medium-high and bring the liquid to a rapid simmer. Cover the pan and simmer for 5 minutes. Uncover the pan and continue to simmer the tempeh, stirring occasionally, for another 5 - 8 minutes. Depending on how saucy you prefer the chorizo tempeh, serve it when it’s saucy and moist or continue to simmer until the liquid has been absorbed by the tempeh for drier crumbles.