Tempeh and Green Beans with Shiitake-Miso Gravy

Shiitake Mushrooms

Green beans, tempeh, and bell peppers make for a tasty trio, especially when enveloped in a flavorful shiitake-miso gravy. To save time, or when fresh are out of season, use frozen organic baby green beans, available in most any natural foods store and many supermarkets. If available, do use fresh slender green beans, by all means, when they make their rare appearance at your local market.

Serves: 4 to 6

  • Shiitake-Miso Gravy
  • 8-ounce package tempeh, any variety
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 8 to 10 ounces fresh slender green beans, tips trimmed,
    or 10-ounce package frozen whole baby green beans, completely thawed
  • Red, yellow, or orange bell pepper, cut into long narrow strips
  • 2 scallions, green parts only, thinly sliced

Prepare the gravy, cover, and set aside.

Cut the tempeh into 1/4-thick slices crosswise, then cut these in half length to get shorter strips.

Heat the oil and soy sauce slowly in a skillet, then add the tempeh strips and green beans, and stir gently to coat. Sauté over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently.

Stir in the bell pepper and turn the heat to medium-high. Continue to sauté, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes longer, or until the bell pepper and green beans are tender-crisp

Stir in the gravy and scallions, and serve at once.

Nutrition Information: 
Per serving: 218 calories; 10g fat; 555mg sodium; 18g carbs; 2g fiber; 14g protein


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