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Easy Tofu Bacon

Easy Tofu Bacon

  • Author: Beth Hornback | Pass the Plants
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 240 minutes
  • Total Time: 245 minutes
  • Yield: 30 slices (approx.)

Description

This easy tofu bacon is smoky, crispy, and a little bit chewy – perfect for a vegan BLT!


Ingredients

  • 1 block extra firm tofu (drained and patted dry)

For the Marinade

  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 Tablespoons Vegan Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Maple Syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons Liquid Smoke
  • 2 cups water

Instructions

  1. Slice the tofu as thinly as possible.
  2. Mix marinade ingredients together in a tall resealable container.
  3. Add sliced tofu to the marinade and set aside for 4 hours or overnight. (see note for a quick marinade option)
  4. Strain tofu slices out of the marinade (reserve marinade for another use if desired).
  5. Cook tofu bacon slices in a skillet or griddle over medium heat until browned and crispy.
  6. Serve as desired, but I must recommend a TBLAT (Tofu Bacon Lettuce Avocado Tomato sandwich, of course!)

Notes

Quick Marinade Option: Microwave tofu slices in marinade for 10 minutes on medium power, or simmer tofu and marinade in a saucepot for 10-15 minutes before straining and cooking the slices.

Reuse marinade as many times as you like, but discard after 3 days (keep refrigerated).