Tempeh Bacon

Tempeh Bacon


This tempeh bacon has a sweet smokiness. And once pan-fried crispy, it's a perfect addition to weekend brunch, or in sandwiches and wraps.
  • Serves: 10 to 12
  • Active Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 2 hrs
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Step 1: Steaming the Tempeh

• 1 8–ounce package tempeh


To prepare the tempeh, in a steamer or steamer basket, heat the tempeh for 15-20 mins, then let cool. Slice into 1/4–inch strips, place in a shallow baking dish and set aside.

Step 2: Preparing the Marinade

• 1/4 cup tamari or soy sauce
• 2 tsp liquid smoke (mesquite preferred)
• 3 tbsp maple syrup
• 1 tbsp onion granules
• pinch of sea salt
• freshly ground black pepper
• 1 tsp garlic, minced


To prepare the marinade, in small bowl add the garlic, tamari, optional liquid smoke, maple syrup, onion granules, sea salt and freshly–ground black pepper.

Whisk well and pour marinade over the tempeh strips. Allow to marinate overnight, or gently place in a seal-able bag, vacuum seal and allow to marinate for at least 2 hours or overnight in the refrigerator.

Step 3: Frying the Tempeh Bacon

• 1 to 3 tbsp oil for frying


Heat a fry pan over medium heat. Once hot, add the oil, followed by the tempeh. Let cook for a few minutes and then flip and cook on the other side until golden brown and heated through.


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