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Tempeh Fakin’ Bacon

I don’t know about you buy I love the package Fakin’ Bacon you can buy at the natural food store made from tempeh. But it is SO expensive and a little too salty for my taste, so I decided to make my own. This way I can save money and use only the highest quality pure ingredients. This is a snap to make and is delicious! I know many of you are new to tempeh and loved my Curry “Chicken” Salad recipe. Hope you enjoy this one too!

This is great for breakfast, served on a sandwich or in a pita, great chopped up on a salad or in a casserole!

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Tempeh Fakin’ Bacon
3 to 4 servings

8 ounce package of tempeh
1/4 cup tamari
1 tablespoon liquid smoke
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil (optional)
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon paprika
Dash of black pepper

Directions:
Slice tempeh in thin slices. Combine all marinade ingredients inside a Pyrex dish large enough to fit slices of tempeh in one single layer. Coat each piece of tempeh and marinate for 1 hour turning once. Drain most of the marinade from the tempeh and save leaving a little at the bottom of the pan.

Bake for 30-35 minutes at 375 degrees F turning once halfway through. If it looks dry at the halfway point add a touch of the marinade to the pan.

 

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Posted in Protein, Recipes on 03/02/2010 06:51 am
 

22 Comments

  1. Scrumptious! I will be trying this soon. I have 2 packages of that exact tempeh in the fridge waiting! Your curry chicken salad recipe sounds awesome too.

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  2. Take it from me, this is delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe : )

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  3. Her curry tempeh recipe IS awesome! This looks good too! Keep the yummy recipes coming. 🙂

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  4. Yummy!! Hits the spot

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  5. These are in the oven right now!! Yum yum!

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  6. OMG! Christy! What a treat! Finally got to have some fun in the kitchen today. Made this and it was AMAZING!

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  7. This looks like a great recipe. I tried making a similar tempeh bacon recipe and couldn’t get it thin enough without it falling to pieces. I want to try your marinade (I appreciate you saying it’s not so salty!) — any tips on how to slice the tempeh?

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    • I don’t slice it that thin, it’s okay if it’s about 1 cm, not as thin as the packaged kind.

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  8. This looks great – can't wait to try it!

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  9. Her girl! I was wondering what brand of liquid smoke you use for this recipe?

    Can't wait to make it!

    Megan

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  10. I tried this Fakin’ Bacon and it is really scrumptious! I made some cinnamon energy bars and have those with my bacon for breakfast.

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  11. Yum, great idea! I used to dislike tempeh until I discovered a local producer and the fresh, homemade stuff is GREAT! Bet it would be great like this!

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