Tempeh Bacon
Since it’s not fried in oil, the texture of this fake bacon is different than the real thing, but you can get it crispy by baking it long enough and broiling as a final step. On a sandwich, like a BLT with Avocado, you can hardly tell the difference!
16-20 slices
16-20 slices
  1. Remove packaging from tempeh and place block in steamer basket. Steam covered for 15 minutes. When cool enough to handle, cut into thin slices. The thinner you cut them, the crispier they will be once cooked.
  2. While tempeh is steaming, whisk together tamari, water, maple syrup and liquid smoke in a small bowl.
  3. Pour marinade over tempeh slices and let sit for 30 minutes to 2 hours.
  4. Place tempeh slices on cookie sheet covered in parchment paper that has been coated with cooking spray.
  5. Place cookie sheet in oven set to 375 degrees and cook for 10 minutes. Remove from oven, turn slices over and bake another 10 minutes.
  6. Move rack from middle of oven to just below broiler and cook slices for 1-2 minutes per side, being very careful not to let them burn. Keep oven partly ajar and keep an eye on them.
  7. Serve on toasted whole grain bread with low-fat eggless mayo, lettuce, tomato, avocado, sprouts and whatever else tickles your fancy! Bon Appetite!