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Tempeh Bacon
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
1/2 t. black pepper
8 oz. tempeh, thinly sliced
Cooking spray
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Tempeh Bacon

Tempeh Bacon

Tempeh Bacon
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  • Servings:2-4 (136 g)
  • Prep Time:70 minutes
  • Cook Time:5 minutes
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.