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Tempeh Reuben

Recreate this classic favorite with a twist using extra melty Tillamook Farmstyle Slices and Sour Cream for rich, creamy flavor in every bite.

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  • Tempeh Marinade:

    • 12tsp smoked paprika

    • 1 tsp coriander seeds

    • 1 tsp cumin seeds

    • 1 tsp anise seeds

    • 1 tsp red pepper flakes

    • 5 cardamom pods

    • 2 tsp ground mustard

    • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

    • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

    • 2 tsp soy sauce

    • 2 tbsp olive oil

    • 14cup broth or water

  • Sandwich Sauce:

    • 12cup Tillamook Sour Cream

    • 14cup mayonnaise

    • 14cup ketchup

    • 1 tbsp relish

    • 2 tbsp onions, finely chopped

    • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

    • 2 tsp mustard

    • 12tsp paprika

  • For Building the Sandwich:

  1. Toast and grind the coriander seeds, cumin seeds, anise seeds, allspice, and cardamom. Add the mustard powder, paprika, red pepper flakes, and salt and mix.

  2. In a small container combine the spice mix, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, olive oil, and broth and mix. Add in the thinly sliced tempeh and let marinate for at least 30 minutes or up to 4 hours.

  3. Transfer tempeh to a large heavy bottomed pan with a generous amount of neutral oil.

  4. Cook on medium heat until both sides of strips are lightly browned. Set aside.

  5. To make the sauce, combine the sour cream, mayonnaise, ketchup, relish, onions, mustard, Worcestershire sauce and paprika in a small bowl. Set aside.

  6. To build the sandwich, cover both slices of bread with Tillamook Unsalted Butter and place both in a pan butter-side down. On one slice add a generous amount of sauce, 4-5 slices of tempeh, and sauerkraut. On the other add 2-3 Tillamook Swiss Cheese Slices.

  7. Add the slice with the cheese on top of the tempeh slice and press down. Cook on both sides until bread is nicely toasted and cheese is melted, about 5 minutes. Serve immediately and enjoy!

    • TIP: To take your sandwich to the next level, use a nonstick pan and place a Tillamook Swiss Cheese Slice directly on the pan. Add your sandwich on top of the cheese and cook for 3-4 minutes or until the cheese is caramelized and crispy.

Meet the chef

Pierce Abernathy

Pierce Abernathy is a cook, recipe developer, content creator, and model currently based in New York. Through his seasonal plant-forward recipes, he shares a vignette into his cooking style in hopes to inspire others in the kitchen. He encourages people to play an active role in their food systems and feel more connected to the earth by managing food waste, foraging, and developing relationships with local farms. Largely self taught, his path in the culinary arts was carved by a combination of his own curiosity, a seasonal approach to food, and his Armenian heritage. In a short amount of time he has cultivated a diverse career in front of and behind the camera. Most recent collaborations include Gucci and Moncler. In just over a year, he has built a community of over half a million unique followers across Instagram and TikTok.