Skillet Tempeh and Sauerkraut


In an effort to recreate a tempeh and sauerkraut dish I had on my last day at Kripalu, I googled around for a recipe that contained the right ingredients: sauerkraut, tempeh, vinegar and soy sauce. While I didn’t find the exact Kripalu recipe, I did come across one that I modified slightly. The tempeh dish I had at Kripalu was so flavorful with just four ingredients, and the tempeh practically melted in your mouth it was so soft. This recipe didn’t quite recreate that texture, but I love the flavor. In fact, the meatiness of the tempeh paired with the pickled sauerkraut flavor was much like a reuben sandwich, or a nice German meal that just screams to be paired with a doughy soft pretzel, which I unfortunately did not have!


2 packages tempeh, cut into cubes

3 carrots, diced

1 cup sauerkraut with liquid

2 tsp whole grain mustard

4 tsp soy sauce

2 cups water

Grapeseed oil

Heat oil in a skillet. Sauté tempeh for 5 minutes until brown. Add carrots, sauerkraut, mustard, soy sauce and water and mix to combine.

Cover, bring to a boil and reduce to low. Simmer 20 minutes.

Remove cover, turn up heat and cook until most of the remaining liquid is gone.


  1. Posted July 9, 2014 at 11:09 am | Permalink

    Oh I’m all up for it if it tastes almost like a Reuben’s, that’s one of my favourite sandwiches. I have never tried cooking with tempeh though, does it have a strong flavour?
    This sounds lovely, and I love whenever you can use only a handful of ingredients and make something simple – yet O so tasty! Thanks for inspiring, wishing you all the best 🙂 x

  2. ewjanel
    Posted July 9, 2014 at 2:51 pm | Permalink

    Raw tempeh has a strong flavor, but cooked, it is soft with a slightly nutty flavor. If you add any sauce to it, like a BBQ marinade or teriyaki in a stir fry, it’ll just pick up that flavor!

  3. Posted July 10, 2014 at 8:26 am | Permalink

    Mmm I love when food has a nutty undertone, and I can only imagine how delicious it will be now in this dish!

    Do you know any link to other pages that have more “yoga” food? I’d really like to read up on it more 🙂

    I hope you have an amazing day Janel ^ ^

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