The pattern on chioga beets is perfect and stunning for a fake vegan bacon.
Also, very simple seasoning can accomplish this.
Just peel the beets, cut them fairly thin, baste with olive oil, salt and pepper and maybe
some smoked or regular paprika to taste and bake on lightly greased sheet at 400 degrees, turning
once, until a little crispy around the edge.
It takes 7-10 minutes a side usually, sometimes more and depending on how you like it.
Here it's with some buckwheat-roasted pepper balls, jicama-fennel kraut and maple mustard...