We always seem to have some Fakin' Bacon on hand for quick weekend BLTs. This recipe, adapted from Smokey Tempeh Slices on the Your Vegan Mom blog, is better.
1/2 package tempeh, sliced thinly
2 tablespoons canola oil
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke
Blend liquid ingredients in a bowl. Place tempeh slices in a single layer in a large skillet over medium heat. Cover the tempeh slices with the liquid ingredients and simmer until the liquid is absorbed and the tempeh is browned.