1/4 cup olive oil
1 prepared pizza crust
1/4 cup hot sauce, plus more for crust (I use Louisiana hot sauce or Tabasco)
1 (8 ounce) package tempeh, sliced crosswise 1/4" strips
3/4 cup shredded vegan cheese (I use Daiya pepper jack or cheddar)
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced half moons
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped, optional
1. Preheat oven to the temperature indicated on pizza crust package or recipe. Heat olive oil over medium high heat in a large cast iron, or other, skillet.
2. Place crust on a pizza pan and spread on a thin layer of hot sauce. Add tempeh to oil in pan, and flip when browned (about 5-7 minutes per side).
3. Once tempeh has been browned and cooled a bit, add about 1/4 cup hot sauce into the saute pan, and then pour it all on top of the crust. Arrange tempeh slices into an evenly distributed layer over the crust.
4. Top with vegan cheese, and then onions. Bake according to crust package directions. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro (if using) once done baking.
Serve with a vegan IPA beer. Mmmmmm.
Source of recipe: I made up this recipe.