As you may know, I've tried many, many bacon substitute recipes in the past. Bacon is the single meat that I ever thought was delicious. Well, bacon and steak, but steak was a wavering thing while I always liked bacon. So, in our mostly meatless household, I do a lot of different sub-ins for bacony flavor. I really, really liked my Mushroom Bacon Bits and even my Black Forest Bacon Strips. And I can totally still make those using smoked salt instead of delicious bacon salt (which I discovered had non-whole ingredients once I became a little more vigilant in my label reading). But, they're not quite the same. So, I decided to try something completely different and completely simple. The greatest part of this substitute is it's a natural complete protein (quinoa) with a bit of bacony flavor added in. It's awesome! AND, you can make it "crispy" by pan-frying the cooked quinoa. Awesome! I highly recommend giving this recipe a shot.
Recipe Source: VeggieConverter.com
- Soaked quinoa
- hickory smoked salt
- salt and pepper and desired seasonings (I use smoked tomato blend) to taste
- Cook your soaked quinoa and add seasonings when finished.
Wowza! I absolutely love this "bacon." AND, the kids and Mr. Meaty love it!