Smoked Tempeh Bacon

This recipe works well for breakfast as well as leftovers to use in other meals.



  1. Steam block of tempeh in steamer basket (on stove 10 minutes OR in microwave approximate 6 minutes).
  2. In medium bowl, combine tamari, liquid smoke and maple syrup.
  3. Let tempeh cool, then slice into strips. Place slices into mixture and allow to marinate. The longer it marinates, the stronger the flavor will be. I like to leave it in refrigerator overnight if possible, but at least 30 minutes is necessary.
  4. Add strips to sauté pan with a little bit of the marinade liquid and cook over medium high heat until crispy on one side. Turn and brown on other side. Add more of the marinade if needed and cook until caramelized. Around 5 minutes on each side.

Terri Edwards is a licensed Food for Life instructor with Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and nutrition blogger for where she shares over 100 recipes, tips, and scientific research. Her personal mission is to promote the power of food for restored health and hopefully see lives changed, just like hers was. Terri is a graduate of the Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate. from eCornell and the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies.
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