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Tempting Tofu Bacon ~ Gluten-free & plant-based

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Tempting tofu bacon is a recipe that is not just for vegetarians and vegans. The tofu bacon recipe I am sharing with you today is absolutely the best tofu bacon recipe I have ever tried! I’ve even got my rancher husband loving this tofu bacon… the truth is, he says it’s a better version of bacon.

 

tempting tofu bacon is a healthy alternative plus gluten and dairy free

We use tofu bacon for BLT and Reuben sandwiches, basic sandwiches, pizza, and stir-fries. Whenever I make this recipe, I make a double batch!

Here’s a fun idea; my great grandmother called these crackles:

Cut up the cooked tofu into pieces like bacon bits. These are perfect for topping pizzas, salads, plates of pasta, steamed veggies, or whatever else you like with bacon!

 

 

Follow these two important steps below for the best results:

  1. Slice the tofu into the desired thickness. I like to slice my tofu about 3/8″ thick.

 

2. Each side should be nicely browning, but don’t overcook as tofu becomes impossible to bite into.

 

Tofu bacon a delicious alternative to bacon.

 

Check out these two delicious tofu bacon sandwiches:

BLT ~ Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Sandwich

 

 

Reuben Sandwich

 

You could always serve your sandwiches with some easy broccoli soup, a hearty and satisfying meal for sure.

 

Have I tempted you yet?

To Make Tempting Tofu Bacon, You Will Need These Ingredients:   
  • 1 pkg firm tofu
  • Nutritional yeast
  • Soy sauce  (I used gluten-free)
  • Liquid smoke
  • Oil, I’ve used olive oil and avocado oil

Bread (gluten-free if needed), lettuce, tomatoes, and condiments if you plan on making a sandwich.

 

 

Enjoy!

Tempting Tofu Bacon

Sliced tofu cooked up to resemble a smoky bacon-like flavor. Delicious served as vegan BLTs and Reuben sandwiches. Save leftovers for a tasty pizza topping too.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan
Keyword: 30 minute recipe, allergy-friendly, BLT sandwich, breakfast and brunch, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, Reuben sandwich, tofu, tofu bacon
Servings: 3 Servings
Calories: 207kcal
Author: Mary Krick

Ingredients

  • 1 lb firm tofu or extra firm tofu
  • 3 Tbs nutritional yeast
  • 3 Tbs soy sauce I used gluten-free
  • 1 1/2 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1 Tbs oil I’ve used olive oil and avocado oil

Instructions

  • Remove tofu from package and drain the liquid off. Lay a clean kitchen towel on the workspace. Slice tofu into strips about the size of bacon, thick-cut or thin doesn’t matter. Lay tofu strips on a towel to allow soak up additional moisture.
  • Mix the soy sauce and liquid smoke together in a small dish, like a custard dish. Set aside. Measure out the nutritional yeast and set it aside.
  • Fry tofu strips in oil on low to medium heat for about 10 minutes. Tofu will show some nice browning.
  • Flip tofu and continue to cook the opposite side about 10 minutes more. I actually flip the tofu a couple of times while it is cooking…maybe I am just anxious, but do allow some nice browning on each side as well as firming up of the tofu strips. As the tofu is cooked and becomes firmer it is easier to flip, but be careful not to overcook.
  • When tofu is cooked leave in the pan but remove from heat.
  • Pour the soy sauce mixture over the tofu and move around so all sides are nicely coated. Sprinkle the yeast over all and stir, flip, and move the tofu strips around to get a good coating of the sticky substance on both sides. I like to return the pan to a little heat at the end to just set the coating.
  • Serve as is or in a sandwich. Slice up and top a salad or pizza. It’s good warm or cold so pack a sandwich for lunch!

Notes

** Nutritional count is tofu only not bread for sandwiches.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 207kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1017mg | Potassium: 188mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 193mg | Iron: 3mg

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