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Tempeh Paprikash
From: Sharon

Serve this stew hot noodles or over steamed potatoes. Top with a dollop of (soy) sour cream, if desired.

SERVES 6

  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1 tablespoon smoked Hungarian paprika or regular paprika
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon caraway seed
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages tempeh, diced into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 large Spanish onions, thinly sliced (about 6 cups)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons hot Hungarian paprika
  • 6 ounces tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch, dissolved in
  • 4 tablespoons cold water

Preheat oven to 400°F.

In large saucepan, bring vegetable broth to a simmer. Turn off heat; cover to keep warm.

In medium bowl, combine oil, vinegar, cider, 1 tablespoon paprika, salt, 1 1/2 teaspoons caraway seeds, 1/4 teaspoon thyme, 1/2 teaspoon pepper and 1 tablespoon garlic. Add diced tempeh and toss to coat.

In large, shallow baking dish, place tempeh with liquid in single layer. Bake, uncovered, until all liquid has been absorbed, about 25 minutes.

Check often, making sure cooking liquid does not burn.

Meanwhile, in large Dutch oven, combine onions, 1 1/2 teaspoons hot paprika, caraway, thyme and pepper and 1/4 cup hot broth.

Cover and cook over medium heat until onions are softened, about 10 minutes. Add tomato paste and stir well. Reduce heat to low and cook, covered, 10 minutes.

In small bowl, dissolve cornstarch completely in cold water and add to hot broth. Stir with whisk, increase heat slightly and return mixture to a simmer. Cook, whisking, until broth thickens, about 2 minutes.

Add broth to pan with onions and stir until mixture is well blended. Remove tempeh from oven and add to pan, along with remaining cooking liquid; stir well.

Cover pan and bake, stirring occasionally, 45 minutes. Serve hot.