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Eggplant Bacon

Rated as 3.5 out of 5 Stars
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"Sweet 'n smoky bacon eggplant slices baked in crispy little strips. The process is easy... Great to add as a bacon replacement to pretty much everything (BLT, club sandwich, etc). You can break into little pieces and add to a spinach salad, Caesar salad, on baked potatoes, or in soup!"
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Ingredients

6 h 25 m servings 169
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Mix soy sauce, barbeque sauce, 1 tablespoon olive oil, maple syrup, liquid smoke, paprika, chili powder, and cayenne pepper in a shallow dish. Add eggplant; turn to coat each slice evenly.
  2. Marinate eggplant in the refrigerator, 6 to 12 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  4. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Cook eggplant slices until browned, about 5 minutes per side.
  5. Arrange eggplant slices on a baking sheet; sprinkle brown sugar on top.
  6. Roast in the preheated oven, checking frequently, until dark brown, 5 to 8 minutes.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Notes:
  • Substitute ketchup for the barbeque sauce if desired.
  • Substitute honey for the maple syrup if desired.
  • If you want crispier slices, turn on the broiler after roasting.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 169 calories; 8.2 23.9 2.3 0 671 Full nutrition

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i am a beginner vegetarian...off meats for sure but still have fish so working on it...but this was an alternative to try...i think that it barely tasted like bacon...its eggplant so yeah, its n...

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I followed the recipe exactly. It was a bit too spicey for my family so I will cut back on the spice. I found this burned too easily so I am working on a few changes: careful not to cut too thin...

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i am a beginner vegetarian...off meats for sure but still have fish so working on it...but this was an alternative to try...i think that it barely tasted like bacon...its eggplant so yeah, its n...

I will make it again. It kicks up the flavour of a vegan burger nicely .

I love his stuff.. I did let it marinate in the fridge for quite awhile as I ran out of time to make it. No harm though..I tried ooking it as per the recipe and it came out fine. I will say th...

I followed the recipe exactly. It was a bit too spicey for my family so I will cut back on the spice. I found this burned too easily so I am working on a few changes: careful not to cut too thin...

My husband took one bit and he was hooked. I’m making more tonight!

Tried this for the second time today and it came out perfect. I used a mandolin this time and sliced really thin, plus I removed the skin because that part was hard to chew. Other than that I ...

Easy to burn.

I'm sorry, I didn't think this tasted anything like the flavor bacon should have and took a really really long time to dry it out. And yes, I have cooked with eggplant before.