Maple Bacon Tempeh Brussels Sprouts

Fill your kitchen with the warm, comforting smell of the holidays in this hearty dish that pairs our Smoky Maple Bacon Tempeh with sweet, oven-roasted Brussels sprouts. Vegan or not, this vibrant side is sure to steal the spotlight at your table.

Makes 6 servings

what you’ll need:

2 pounds fresh Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
5 tablespoons high-heat oil, divided
1 teaspoon sea salt
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
½ cup dried cranberries
1 (7-ounce) package of Tofurky® Smoky Maple Bacon Tempeh, cut into ½” pieces

how to make:

1.Preheat oven to 400°F.
2. Place Brussels sprouts on a large rimmed baking sheet, and toss with 2 tablespoons of the oil and salt. Evenly spread in a single layer, and bake until tender and caramelized, about 25-30 minutes.
3.In a large skillet, warm remaining 3 tablespoons oil over high heat. Arrange tempeh in a single layer, and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned and crisp, about 5-6 minutes.
4.Add roasted Brussels sprouts to the skillet, and pour in the maple syrup and vinegar. Stir to evenly coat the Brussels sprouts, and cook an additional 3 minutes. Stir in cranberries, transfer to a serving dish, and top with fresh ground black pepper to taste.

Meet Our Guest Chef, Jennifer Bryman:

Jennifer Bryman is President and Co-Founder of The Heart’s Kitchen, a boutique consulting organization based in Portland, Oregon. The Heart’s Kitchen works with natural food producers and health organizations nationwide to develop recipes and nutrition education materials.

Jennifer Bryman

Jennifer’s Inspiration and Recipe Extensions:

What other meal compliments would you serve this next to?

For a hearty holiday meal, these Brussels Sprouts would be delicious with Tofurky Roast and Gravy, roasted acorn squash halves stuffed with a mixture of cooked millet and fresh herbs, a savory Leek and Mushroom Tart, or mashed sweet potatoes.

What was your inspiration for the recipe?

Brussels Sprouts and pancetta are a classic combination and cranberries are an all-American holiday favorite.  The savory Smoky Maple Bacon Tempeh was a great vegan option to replace the pancetta and acts as the savory balance to the sweet cranberries.

How might others customize it to make it a bit more unique?

You can make these Brussels Sprouts extra special by topping with caramelized onions or toasted pine nuts, or even stirring in some steamed or roasted chestnuts into the final dish.

Good food is kind to people, animals, the environment, and especially tastebuds. That’s exactly the kind of food we’ve been making at Tofurky for more than 35 years.

  1. I have had some of the Tofurky products already and love what I have eaten but cannot find all that I am looking for in my area. I .live in Piedmont, AL and the closest store to this area that has some of the products is in Centre at the Engles store. If you have a list of any other store that carries your products, please let me know. Thank you Jim.

    1. Hi Jim-

      Thanks for your question. You can use our dealer locator to find product near you:

      If you have a specific product need, you’re welcome to contact our customer service group: info@tofurky.com and they may be able to point you in the right direction!

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