How to Make Tempeh Bacon

Are you trying to go vegetarian? Is it the craving of meat that stopping you from this? Well, you don’t need to worry as tempeh bacon will be perfect for you as it will keep you away from meat while satisfying your strong cravings.

Beside its nutritious value, tempeh bacon is really easy to make as you can prepare everything well before the time and then just cook before serving. You can even keep them refrigerated for a couple of days but make sure to eat tempeh bacon immediately after cooking. Serve them with baby greens and cherry tomatoes and be ready to receive the appreciation.

The biggest drawback of going vegetarian is that people fail to provide their body sufficient amount of protein. If you are one of those then start eating tempeh bacon as this dish is an instant source of nutritious elements.

Nutritional Facts:

This recipe of tempeh bacon provides your body 183 calories, 11.2 g fat, 11.4 mg sodium, 8.1 g carbohydrate and 15.5 g of protein. Moreover, it also offers your body Vitamin A and B along with zinc.

Prep time: 20 min
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total time: 1hour and 20 min
Yield: 12 servings
Utensils: Mixing bowl, whisker, knife, measuring cups, forks, cooking pan, stove, serving platter

Bragg’s liquid aminos: 2 tablespoons
Tamari: 2 tablespoons
Soy sauce: 2 tablespoons
Apple cider vinegar: 1/3 cup
Tomato paste: 1 teaspoon
Liquid smoke: 1/4 teaspoon
Tempeh: 1 kg
Garlic cloves, crushed: 2
Peanut oil: 2 tablespoons
Vegetable oil: 2 tablespoons


  • 1

    First thing you need to do is to wash all the utensils so that there is no probability of dirt and germs.

  • 2

    Take a large mixing bowl and put bragg liquid aminos, tomato paste, apple cider vinegar and liquid smoke in it. Use a fork to combine all the ingredients. Keep them mixing until the paste is smooth. Set aside and move on to prepare other things.

  • 3

    Place your tempeh on the board and cut into strips lengthwise. Make sure that your slices are not thick otherwise they won’t be crispy.

  • 4

    Now you will rub the tempeh with crushed garlic before adding garlic cloves to the marinade. Put the strips into marinade and set aside for at least one hour. Remember, the more you marinate the more rich the taste will be. Throw the garlic away after marinating and cook the strips.

  • 5

    Cook the tempeh strips for 4 minutes or until they change their colour to brown. Add the remaining marinade and cook until strips are dry. Serve them after garnishing.

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