Maple Tempeh Hot Dogs

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4 portions
Metric Imperial


  • 5 oz plain tempeh
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup (preferably dark syrup for its robust flavour)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp mustard powder
  • 4 hot dog buns
  • Mayonnaise or vegenaise, to taste
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut into quarters
  • 4-5 leaves of lettuce, shredded (and other desired garnishes)


  1. Cut the block of tempeh into 4 long sticks.
  2. In a skillet or small saucepan, combine the tomato paste, soy sauce, maple syrup, water, liquid smoke, garlic powder, and mustard.
  3. Bring to the boil and add tempeh “wieners”. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes or until sauce is thickened, turning tempeh a few times.
  4. Top buns with mayonnaise, a tempeh dog, and sauce, then green onions, cherry tomatoes, and lettuce (along with any other garnishes of your choice).

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

Recipes by Stéphanie Côté


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