I love tempeh bacon. I could probably eat my weight, and Kelly's weight, in tempeh bacon, in one sitting. And I would die happy.
I am also a busy girl. I work, I jog, and I volunteer, and sometimes I like to sleep and see my friends (preferably not at the same time) - so what's a girl to do when she wants tempeh bacon NAAAAOOOOOWWWWW?
When I want delicious tempeh bacon, I reach for the recipe from Vegan With a Vengeance. When I'm being a lazy asshole, I make Poor Woman's Tempeh Bacon.
Don't judge my filthy teakettle
I kind of wing this recipe, so you should feel free to not measure and splash away. It's done in less than 10 minutes.
Poor Woman's Tempeh Bacon
Cube or slice 8oz of tempeh into your desired shapes. Heat 1 tsp of olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Brown tempeh for 4-5 minutes, flipping occasionally. Add 1-2 tablespoons of the following, to taste:
Soy sauce (or tamari)
...and 1/4 tsp of liquid smoke, if you like it smokey.
Stir tempeh to coat and cook for a few minutes, depending on your desired level of sauciness.
I've used this recipe for quick BLTs, to top soup with, and to eat on top of kale/rice bowls. Use your imagination and use the extra time to crochet that baby blanket that's been sitting in your basket forevs, or give your cats some extra scritchin'.