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Bacon. It’s delicious. It’s the reason many omnivores cling to meat and the reason many vegetarians lapse in their commitment to living the meat-free life. It’s also one of the reasons our doctors worry about our hearts. This vegan alternative to bacon is easy to make, speedier to cook up than actual bacon, is better for your health and the planet, and tastes amazing. Worth a try, right?


  • 1 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 dash cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. liquid smoke
  • 1 tsp. soy sauce
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • 8 oz. tempeh, thinly sliced
  • Cooking spray


  1. Whisk together all ingredients except tempeh and cooking spray in a shallow dish.
  2. Layer tempeh in marinade, cover, and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  3. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Spritz with cooking spray and lay the tempeh flat on the skillet in single layers, taking care not to add more marinade to the pan than needed. Cook until tempeh is crisp on both sides, flipping half way through. Should not need more than 1-2 minutes per side.
Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 320; Total Fat 14g (18% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 1.5g (8% DV); Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 0mg (0% DV); Sodium 150mg (7% DV); Total Carbohydrate 25g (9% DV); Dietary Fiber 8.5g (29% DV); Total Sugars 6g; Includes 6g Added Sugars (12% DV); Protein 25g; Vitamin D 0% DV; Calcium 10% DV; Iron 15% DV; Potassium 10% DV;
Recipe by Guiding Stars at https://guidingstars.com/recipes/tempeh-bacon/
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