If you’re looking for a no-fail and super simple way to make vegan bacon at home, this tempeh bacon is your answer. It's quick, easy, and delicious. Build your own vegan BLT or serve as a side to your favorite tofu scramble.
Place the tempeh log in a medium pot with about ¾ in or 5 cm of water. Place a lid on the pot and steam over medium heat for 10 minutes.
Remove the tempeh from the pot and let cool for 1 to 2 minutes. Wrap the tempeh in a paper towel and lightly press to remove excess water. Slice the tempeh into thin strips. (You should have 14 to 16 strips)
Add the marinade ingredients to a bowl or dish and stir to combine.
Add the tempeh to the marinade and let sit for 10 minutes.
Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the tempeh to the skillet and cook for about 10 minutes, flipping when one side is nicely browned and caramelized. Serve right away or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
This recipe will make enough vegan tempeh bacon for 3 to 4 sandwiches. If you want to make ahead, the tempeh bacon can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Just reheat and add to your sandwich!