Grilled Cheese with Tempeh Bacon

with Balsamic, Brie, and Apricot


Grilled Cheese Ingredients

  • 8 Slices Sourdough Bread or bread of choice
  • Tempeh Bacon (Recipe & Instructions Below)
  • Butter or vegan alternative
  • Apricot jam or preserves
  • Brie Cheese or vegan alternative cut into thin-medium slices
  • Fresh Basil torn into small-medium
  • Drizzle of balsamic reduction (We love Nonna Pia’s!)

Tempeh Bacon Ingredients

  • 1 block of Tempeh
  • ½ cup of Soy sauce or gluten free alternative
  • ¼ cup Olive oil (or any other cooking oil)
  • 1 tbsp Maple syrup
  • ¼ cup Coconut oil (or more cooking oil)

    Tempeh Bacon Instructions

    1. Slice the tempeh into strips as thinly as possible
    2. Mix the soy sauce, olive oil, and maple syrup
    3. Marinate the tempeh anywhere from 30 mins to 4 hours in the mixture
    4. Heat the coconut oil on a pan on medium heat
    5. Lay the tempeh down and fry until it has blackened edges on both sides
    6. Add some of the soy/olive oil mix to the pan when the tempeh is almost done for extra flavour
    7. Transfer the ‘bacon’ to a plate with some paper towel on it to soak up the extra oil
    8. Use in a recipe or eat immediately!

    Grilled Cheese Instructions

    1. Begin by applying apricot jam onto the two inside facing slices of bread.
    2. Follow by stacking the brie cheese and tempeh bacon to cover width of bread. Finish by adding 4-5 torn bits of basil and adding a drizzle of balsamic reduction across the stack of ingredients before closing the sandwich.
    3. Butter both sides of the bread.
    4. Heat frying pan to medium-high heat with butter or non-stick spray of choice.
    5. Cook until brie cheese begins to melt and sourdough reaches desired crispiness.
    6. Enjoy!