Bacon Tempeh

Smoked bacon tempeh is delicious for breakfast or on a sandwich. My adult daughter loves this recipe so, when she is visiting, I always try to make it for her

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword smoked tempeh bacon
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 8 oz package of tempeh usually gluten-free, but check package
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce or tamari gluten-free if needed
  • 2 tsp liquid smoke
  • 3 Tbsp maple syrup


  1. In medium bowl, combine all marinade ingredients, and mix well.

  2. Slice tempeh into strips. Place slices into mixture and allow to marinate. The longer, the stronger the flavor will be. I like to leave it in refrigerator overnight if possible, but at least 30 minutes is necessary.
  3. Add strips to sauté pan with a little bit of the marinate liquid and cook over medium high heat until crispy on one side. Turn and brown on other side. Add more of the marinate and cook until caramelized. About 5 minutes each side is a reasonable estimate. If baking in the oven, cook at 350 for 20-25 minutes.