Tempeh Bacon

November 7th, 2012 by NashVeggie Leave a reply »

I never understood the attraction of bacon.  Those who eat animal meat swear by it. It seems to have addicting qualities having a psychological control on their lives. Burger King even served a bacon sundae at some of their locations.

If you’re one of the newly vegetarian or vegan and once had the fatty addiction you can still get the flavor from a few common vegan kitchen ingredients and tempeh. Best of all, these smoky strips are cholesterol free! You could buy these ready made at eh grocery store but what equates to about half a pack of tempeh at nearly twice the price. That’s not a great deal and it takes very little to make them yourself.

Tempeh Bacon
1 pack Tempeh sliced longwise into 1/4 inch strips
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup Braggs Liquid Aminos
2 TBS Maple Syrup
2 TBS Tomato Sauce or Ketchup
1 TBS vegetable oil
1/2 TSP Liquid Smoke
1/2 TSP Salt
Mix all ingredients except tempeh in a shallow baking dish. Arrange tempeh strips in the dish so they are covered with liquid and let stand for at least 2 hours or overnight if possible. After soaking, discard liquid and store strips in a sealed container in refrigerator.
Vegan Tempeh Bacon

Marinate the tempeh strips for at least 2 hours. Overnight is even better.

Anytime you have the urge for a BLT you’re ready to go. Fry these to a crisp, break them up and you’ve got bacon bits for your salad or soup!

Vegan Tempeh Bacon

Fry the strips up whenever your ready for a crisp addition to a sandwich or crumble them on your soup.


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