Having a meaty, vegan barbecue is easier than you think! With the help of vegan staples like tofu, tempeh, and seitan- it is made a lot easier! In honor of #NationalBBQDay (which also happens to be the 4th of July), we’ve collected 10 of our meatiest, vegan barbecue recipes from the Food Monster App for your enjoyment!


1. Barbecue Tofu SandwichBarbecue Tofu Sandwich

This Barbecue Tofu Sandwich is meaty, smoky, and perfect for your BBQ! The homemade pickles and caramelized onions compliment the slow-marinated tofu perfectly.


2. Korean Barbecue Tofu ‘Wings’Korean Barbecue Tofu

These Korean Barbecue Tofu ‘Wings’ are finger-licking good! Tofu triangles are marinated in a homemade Korean barbecue sauce and then baked until the edges are just a tiny bit crispy and the sauce on the outside is that addictive stickiness that makes barbecue wings so crave-able.

3. Barbecue Smoked Tofu Open-Face Sandwich 

This Barbecue Smoked Tofu Open-Face Sandwich is a fancier version of the classic barbecue sandwich! In this sandwich, smoked tofu is used and marinated in a garlicky soy sauce mixture, drizzled with BBQ sauce, and then topped with flaked almonds.

4. Braised BBQ TofuBraised BBQ Tofu

This Braised BBQ Tofu is such a crowd-pleaser! This recipe is incredibly easy to make; simply blend all of the barbecue sauce together and then simmer the tofu in it for 30 minutes.


1. Grilled Barbecue Tempeh Slider With Kale SlawGrilled Barbecue Tempeh Slider With Kale Slaw

This Grilled Barbecue Tempeh Slider With Kale Slaw is what dreams are made of. Grilled, barbecue sauce-covered tempeh is served on a toasty bun with a delicious kale, red cabbage, and carrot slaw.


2. Sticky Baked BBQ Tempeh StripsSticky Baked BBQ Tempeh Strips [Vegan]

Just look at how meaty these Sticky Baked BBQ Tempeh Strips look! This oil-free baked BBQ tempeh would make a delicious addition to your backyard get-together this summer or anytime you’re looking for an easy vegan dish that everyone will love.

3. BBQ Tempeh and Coleslaw Sandwiches BBQ Tempeh and Coleslaw Sandwiches [Vegan]

Serve up these BBQ Tempeh and Coleslaw Sandwiches with some potato salad for a classic party meal! It’s basically the vegan version of the McRib!



1. Barbecue Seitan RibsBarbecue Ribs

These Barbecue Seitan Ribs belong next to a side of corn. These smokey seitan ribs are molded around ‘bones’ and then, slathered in BBQ sauce, slowly baked in the oven, and then finished off on a grill.

2. BBQ Seitan Ribs With Homemade Barbecue Sauce Vegan BBQ Seitan

These BBQ Seitan Ribs With Homemade Barbecue Sauce look so sticky and delicious! These lip-smacking strips of deliciousness are messy and fun to eat.


3. Barbecue Baked Seitan Strips BBQ Baked Seitan 1

These Barbecue Baked Seitan Strips look so realistic! Considering how incredibly flavor absorbent seitan is, it’s no surprise that baking it in the oven with BBQ sauce already slathered all over it would yield delicious results.

Hungry for more? Check out 15 BBQ Jackfruit Recipes You Need For Grill Season! by downloading our Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 10,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!

Lead image source:  Sticky Baked BBQ Tempeh Strips