Tempeh Bacon Loaded Potatoes is a vegan take on bacon-loaded potatoes. Perfect for those spud cravings.
Transform tempeh, an unusual, nutty-tasting bean cake, into the most delicious vegan 'bacon' with this quick and easy recipe.
I can't say I remember what bacon tastes like, but this vegan version was a hit with my bacon-loving friends.
Tempeh bacon is very versatile. Make a vegan BLT, or cut the 'bacon' into cubes and add it to a salad for additional protein.
Why This Recipe for Loaded Potatoes Is Fabulous
- Tempeh is high in protein. It's a healthy plant-based meat alternative.
- This is a budget-friendly recipe.
- These loaded potatoes are so delicious, the whole family will enjoy this meal. It's a kid approved recipe.
- Tempeh bacon is very versatile.
How to Make Tempeh Bacon
Prepare the Tempeh
Simmer the tempeh before using it in a recipe to remove the slightly bitter aftertaste tempeh is known for. This also opens up its pores so it can more readily absorb the flavorful marinade. Then slice the tempeh into rectangles.
Cook the Tempeh
Pan fry the tempeh in a large non-stick skillet until golden brown and crispy.
Add the tangy, sweet and salty marinade to the skillet and cook until all the marinade is thickened and absorbed by the tempeh.
Serving the Tempeh Bacon
Enjoy this easy and delicious vegan 'bacon' in sandwiches, fried rice, or as a side dish.
Ingredients & Nutrition
What is tempeh?
Tempeh has been around for a long time. This nutty-tasting bean cake originated in Indonesia hundreds of years ago. Tempeh is typically made from fermented soybeans, grains, and added flavorings. The soybeans are cooked and fermented before they are packed into a brick-like cake. Fermentation adds nutrients and makes it easier to digest.
Loaded with fiber, vitamins, and probiotic benefits, this plant-based protein is a staple in my house. With my foolproof method for cooking tempeh, my guess is it will become a popular meat substitute in your house too.
Simmering tempeh and seasoning it before using it in a recipe removes its slightly bitter aftertaste. It also opens up its pores so it can more readily absorb the flavorful seasonings of sauces and marinades. This recipe goes one step further to tempeh deliciousness. The tempeh is sautéd until crispy, and then seasoned with tamari. Now it is ready to make this comforting stew. Yum!
Potatoes aren't the enemy they're made out to be.
Yes. They are a starchy vegetable, and therefore do contain more calories than their non-starchy counterparts. But a healthy diet should include a variety of starchy and non-starchy vegetables. Potatoes are high in many nutrients, including resistant starch, which feeds our good bacteria. They're also a good source of fiber which helps keep us fuller for longer. Did you know potatoes are high in vitamin C?
You should not feel guilty about enjoying your spuds in moderation. Just don't eat too many French fries!
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