Tempeh BaconJun 10, 2020
This basic Tempeh Bacon recipe uses a marinade that makes a great base for any type of bacon. Try Carrot, Portobello Mushroom or Eggplant Bacon! The longer you allow the tempeh to marinate, the tastier it becomes. Use a variety of methods to cook this Tempeh Bacon - bake, fry or air fry. We created this recipe to top on the Week 20 Barbecue Ranch Pasta Salad. In addition to making a delicious and savory breakfast side, it tastes great on sandwiches or chopped and sprinkled on salads and veggie bowls.
Prep time: 5 minutes | Cook time: 5 minutes | Inactive time: 20 minutes
Makes about 2 cups
1 8-oz package tempeh
2 Tbsp shoyu, tamari or soy sauce
1 Tbsp vegan Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp Liquid Smoke
1 Tbsp maple syrup
½ tsp garlic powder
1 Tbsp olive oil
- Slice the tempeh as thin as possible without it falling apart.
- In a baking dish or long rectangular dish, whisk together the remaining ingredients.
- Place the tempeh strips in the marinade, coating it on both sides. Allow to marinate for 10 minutes, flip and marinate another 10 minutes.
- In a large skillet, heat the olive oil. Add the tempeh strips and cook for 2 minutes over high-heat on each side until crispy.
Gluten Allergy? Use a gluten-free tempeh.
Soy Allergy? Use a black bean tempeh.
Spoiler Alert: Tempeh Bacon will stay fresh in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for a week.
Batch it up! Tempeh Bacon is a delicious side dish, but is also a great condiment on sandwiches, salads, baked potatoes and grain bowls.