This easy vegan tempeh bacon is the best way to indulge in the rich and smoky flavors of traditional bacon without any of the meat. Tempeh just happens to be loaded with protein and fiber too, helping you feel great with every bite!
– Tempeh – Olive oil – Rice vinegar – Maple Syrup – Tamari or soy sauce – Sesame oil – Liquid smoke – Kosher salt – Cayenne pepper – Onion powder – Smoked paprika – Sea salt
Next, slice the tempeh into thin strips (as thin as you can). Transfer the strips to a sealable bag or shallow container, then pour the marinade over top.
Marinate the tempeh strips for at least 1 hour or up to 8 hours. When it’s time to eat, heat a lightly oiled nonstick skillet over medium heat. Once it’s hot, lay the tempeh slices in a single layer in the skillet. Work in batches if your skillet isn’t big enough to fit all of the strips.
Fry the tempeh bacon. Flip after a few minutes, then brush on the reserved marinade on the top side of each piece. Flip the pieces once more and fry until seared on the other side. Keep brushing on more marinade.