Recipes » Side Dishes » Smoked Tempeh Bacon
T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies


  • 8 oz package of tempeh
  • ¼ cup tamari or soy sauce
  • 2 tsp liquid smoke
  • 3 Tbsp maple syrup


  • 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.

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