Tempeh is a patty made of fermented soybeans and sometimes additions like barley, millet and rice. It has a slight sour taste due to the fermentation. Tempeh has a great crunchy texture which makes it a great choice as a ground meat substitute.
Sopes are thick fried masa cakes with a raised edge (to keep all the toppings on bay). Commonly sopes are topped with beans, meat, lettuce, tomato and cheese or sour cream. Yum, yum.
For this recipe I have made a spiced-filled chipotle tempeh filling. A little heat, a little spice and some good crunch from the tempeh. A simple mash to some pinto beans creates the perfect base for the tempeh filling. Top with some crisp lettuce and cool tomatoes and you have a great combo of flavors. Continue reading