I should probably never be in charge of menu names for a restaurant. I can never decide which ingredient takes priority, and which you should save for a surprise flavor burst.
Fake bacon? Kentuckywhat? Where does a sandwich come into all of this?
FOCUS. Stick with me here!
I can honestly say I never “miss” meat/poultry/whatever ingredient list makes up Subway deli meat. I don’t purchase the “meat alternatives” like Chick’n or soy “bacons” or “meat(less)balls” because, to me, it seems a little strange to skip the real stuff but go for the fake options.
Twist my arm.
Seeing double? Fresh, creamy avocadoes are worth it.
I actually didn’t follow the recipe at all, I just took the idea and went with what we had in the cabinet. Kentuckyaki sauce? Check. Thinly sliced tempeh? Done! Tupperware for marinating? Got it.
The rest of the toppings came from Ashley’s wrap and the coincidence that I picked up those things at the grocery store. Sandwich, win!
Tempeh “Bacon” Sandwich (makes 2)
1/2 Tempeh block, thinly sliced
~1/2 – 1 c marinade (using the recipe, or any sauce you might have on hand)
1 T Olive Oil
4 slices Whole Wheat bread, toasted
1/2 Avocado, thinly sliced
1 fresh tomato, sliced
2 slices Mozzarella Cheese
Heat the oil over medium, add the tempeh and “fry” on each side until crisp (like bacon!). Toast the bread, prep the veggies and get ready to layer it all together!
Open wide, and enjoy!
Veg-heads: are you a fan of the fake “meat” products?
Meat-lovers: would you try this, just for kicks?