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Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is vegan recipe for imitation bacon bits made with textured vegetable protein. Easy to make, easy to eat! Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 tablespoons liquid smoke
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 18 teaspoon sea salt (optional, but I found it needed just a little to kick it up a notch)
  • 1 teaspoon ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil (or vegetable oil-I used corn oil)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup textured vegetable protein (TVP)


  1. Place the liquid smoke, soy sauce, salt, ketchup, oil and water in a measuring cup.
  2. Stir and let stand until fully absorbed, about 25-30 minutes.
  3. Spread over a baking sheet and bake at 250, stirring every 15 minutes until they're dried out, 30-45 minutes.
  4. Store in the freezer.