Tempeh Bacon Recipe

Rating 5.0
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This smoky and sweet tempeh bacon is packed with protein and fiber. Tangy tomato paste, sweet maple syrup and savory soy sauce combine to form a delicious marinade. (See notes 1.)
Utensils Breakfast
Globe New American
10
ingredients
9
steps
75
minutes
Giselle is a recipe developer and content creator that loves all things sweet and savory. She runs her own food blog, The Busy Spatula, and her work has been featured on Yahoo!, Marvel Studios and the Kitchn.

Ingredients

Servings:
4
3 cup(s)
vegetable stock
8 oz
tempeh
3 tbsp
water
3 tbsp
low sodium soy sauce or tamari
3 tbsp
tomato paste
3 tbsp
maple syrup
1/2 tsp
liquid smoke, optional
1 1/2 tsp
smoked paprika
3/4 tsp
garlic powder
avocado oil, for frying

Directions 9 steps | 75 Minutes

Step 1

Measure and prep all ingredients.

Tempeh Bacon Recipe: Measure and prep all ingredients.
Step 2

Bring a small pot filled with the vegetable stock to a boil. Divide the tempeh into blocks. Add the tempeh into the boiling stock and lower the temperature to a simmer. Let the tempeh simmer for 10-20 minutes.

Tempeh Bacon Recipe: 
Bring a small pot filled with the vegetable stock to a boil.
Step 3

Remove the tempeh from the stock and let cool.

Tempeh Bacon Recipe: Remove the tempeh from the stock and let cool.
Step 4

While the tempeh is cooling, make the marinade. In a bowl, combine the water, soy sauce (or tamari), tomato paste, maple syrup, liquid smoke, smoked paprika and garlic powder. Whisk until smooth.

Tempeh Bacon Recipe: 
While the tempeh is cooling, make the marinade.
Step 5

Slice the tempeh into thin, bacon-like strips. In a small airtight plastic container, add some marinade to the bottom of the container. Layer the tempeh into a single layer. (See notes 2.)

Tempeh Bacon Recipe: 
Slice the tempeh into thin, bacon-like strips.
Step 6

Add more marinade on top of the tempeh. Repeat until all of the marinade and the tempeh has been used. Seal the container and transfer it into the refrigerator to marinate. Let the tempeh marinate for at least 30 minutes, but overnight is preferred. 

Tempeh Bacon Recipe: Add more marinade on top of the tempeh.
Step 7

In a nonstick skillet, add some avocado oil and pan fry on each side for 2-3 minutes or until the tempeh is golden brown. 

Tempeh Bacon Recipe: In a nonstick skillet, add some avocado oil and pan fry on each side for 2-3 minutes or until the tempeh is golden brown.
Step 8

Place the tempeh on a paper towel lined plate to drain any excess oil.

Tempeh Bacon Recipe: Place the tempeh on a paper towel lined plate to drain any excess oil.
Step 9

Serve warm. Enjoy!

Tempeh Bacon Recipe: Serve warm.

Notes:

  1. While the tempeh bacon has similar smoky notes to bacon, it is not similar in texture nor taste of pork bacon.
  2. Take care not to slice the tempeh too thin or it will fall apart. About ¼-⅓ inch thickness will work best.

Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
523
FAT
46.3 g
PROTEIN
12.3 g
CARBS
19.4 g
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Carmela G.

Carmela

16 Sep 2022

A perfect alternative to pork meat. Absolutely delicious and perfect for all occasions. A definite must try recipe of Tempeh Bacon.

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