Adobo Tempeh Meatballs

Adobo Tempeh Meatballs

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time10 minsCook Time40 minsTotal Time50 minsCategory, ,

If you are looking for a quick and simple dinner recipe that is meat-free but still packed with tasty ingredients and flavour then this is the dish for you. These crispy and tender Tempeh Meatballs are baked golden-brown in the oven in as little as 30 minutes. Tempeh is naturally high in protein and vitamin B12 making it an excellent source for these key nutrients on a plant-based diet. This recipe is also gluten and dairy-free, meaning is it ideal for anyone on a Low-FODMAP diet. Enjoy this recipe with lots of homemade Adobo sauce for extra yummy flavour.


 35 g tempeh
 250 g cooked rice of choice
 2 carrots, chopped
 2 celery sticks, chopped
 60 g tomato paste
 ½ serrano/ chili pepper
 2 tsp Casa de Santé Adobo Seasoning
 ¼ tsp salt
Adobo Sauce
 1 tbsp dairy free butter
 1 tbsp corn flour
 1 tbsp Adobo Seasoning
 pinch of cayenne pepper
 180 ml sweetened almond milk


Step 1

Begin by preheating the oven to 200C then spray a baking sheet with cooking spray or coconut oil to place in a tray.

Add the carrots and celery into a food processor and process until finely chopped with an S blade. ​

Continue by adding in the remaining meatball ingredients and process until a dough forms.
Roll the dough into balls and place them on the baking sheet. ​

Bake for 30 minutes, flipping the meatballs halfway through.

Step 2

When the meatballs have 10 minutes remaining, add the butter to a medium skillet to melt.

Stir in the corn flour, adobo seasoning, and cayenne and sauté until fragrant, taking about 1 minute. ​

Continue by slowly pouring in a few tablespoons of the milk while whisking. ​

Once whisked, add in half of the remaining milk and whisk until smooth. ​Repeat with the remaining milk. ​

Bring the mixture to a simmer and remove it from the heat.​

Once the meatballs are done, add them into the sauce and toss to coat. ​

Serve over rice or salad, enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 320
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g11%
Total Carbohydrate 51g17%
Protein 12g24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.