Tempeh Bacon, as seen on Mary Makes It Easy, Season 1.
Recipe courtesy of Mary Berg

Tempeh Bacon BLT

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 4 hr 15 min (includes marinating time)
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 servings



  1. Whisk together the maple syrup, soy sauce, 2 tablespoons of oil, smoked paprika, salt, cayenne, cumin and black pepper in a large bowl. Add in the tempeh and gently mix to combine and coat. Place the tempeh in the fridge to marinate for at least 4 hours or up to 12 hours.
  2. Remove the tempeh from the marinade and set both aside. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat and add in the remaining tablespoon of oil. Add the tempeh and cook for 2 minutes per side, or until golden brown. Spoon over some of the reserved marinade and allow it to cook down and coat the tempeh for about 1 to 2 minutes, flipping frequently. Set the tempeh aside.
  3. Assemble the sandwiches by spreading half of the sliced bread with mayonnaise and the other half with Dijon. Top with lettuce, tomato and the tempeh bacon, season with salt and pepper, cut the sandwiches in half and serve.