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Tempeh Reuben


Vegetarian version of the hearty classic.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (5 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type AB (2 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type O (2 beneficials)
  • Entree
  • 8 ounces Tempeh
  • Rye bread
  • Swiss cheese
  • Sauerkraut
  • 2 Tablespoons Tamari (Soy Sauce)
  • Vegetable oil
  • Russian Dressing

  • 3 dollops mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tomato, peeled, seeded, and minced
  • spoonful Dijon mustard
  • spoonful or more horseradish
  • 1 ounce chopped green onions
  • dash cayenne pepper.
How to make it:
  1. Start by thinly slicing tempeh and browning in a little vegetable oil over medium heat.
  2. Prepare other ingredients while tempeh cooks.
  3. Mix Russian dressing ingredients.
  4. Warm 3-4 ounces sauerkraut in small saucepan.
  5. Toast 2 slices rye bread in toaster.
  6. When tempeh is almost done, add tamari and stir/flip. Take off heat immediately to avoid scorching.
  7. When toast is warmed, layer Russian dressing, 1 slice Swiss, sauerkraut, and tempeh.
  8. Broil for 1 minute under broiler, then serve.
  9. Delicious!

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Onion (Red/Spanish/Yellow/Whit...1 ,2 B B N N N B B B
Horseradish2 B N N N N N B B
Tamari (wheat-free)3 B N N N N N N A
Sauerkraut2 ,3 ,4 A A N N N N N A
Tempeh (Fermented Soy)3 ,4 B N B N A A N A
Tomato/Tomato Juice1 ,2 ,4 ,5 A N N B A N N N
Mayonnaise  A A N N N N N A
Rye/100% Rye Bread1 ,3 ,4 B B B B A A N N
Swiss Cheese2 A A N A N A A A

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Herb/Spice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Pepper (Cayenne/Red Flakes/Jal...- A A A A N N N N

[1] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients that contain gluten.
[4] This recipe uses ingredients with a high glycemic index.
[5] This recipe uses ingredients which may be high in chitinase, an allergen.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Oct 15, 2011 at 09:11 PM By: Joe