Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Review Of The Beyond Burger
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No soy or gluten and it's GMO free. And delicious!

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Race to Replace the Meat Burger
There seems to be a lot of upcoming competition in the field of vegan burgers that really look, feel, and taste like burgers. I had been patiently waiting to try the much anticipated Impossible Burger from Impossible Foods. But they are only served in restaurants and I discovered that they contain wheat and soy, two ingredients many people try to avoid. The Beyond Burger, on the other hand, is available in stores and is soy and gluten free.

High in Plant-Based Protein
If you love burgers but are trying to reduce or eliminate your beef intake, you'll be happy to discover the Beyond Burger from Beyond Meat.

Beyond Meat has a mission. They want to create better way to feed the planet by replacing animal protein with plant protein. This tasty, meat-like burger is loaded with 20 grams of protein. The source is pea protein. 

It's actually found in the meat section

Now I'm sure there are a lot of vegans who don't want their food to resemble meat so this product may not be for you. But for those who gave up red meat and miss it, you may want give this product a try.

Guilty Pleasure
I'm not saying that this is the healthiest meal in the world. It's pretty high in calories (290 calories per burger) and fat (22 grams of total fat and 5 grams of saturated fat). The fat is probably what makes it taste so good but it's from canola oil, coconut oil, and some sunflower oil. I think you can reduce the fat by blotting it with a paper towel before serving. But it's free of cholesterol and the saturated fat is from coconut oil. 

No Soy, No Gluten, GMO Free
The ingredients are:
Pea Protein Isolate, Expeller Pressed Canola Oil,Refined Coconut Oil, Water, Yeast Extract, Maltodextrin, Natural Flavors, Gum Arabic, Sunflower Oil, Salt, Succinic Acid, Acetic Acid, Non-GMO Modified Food Starch, Cellulose From Bamboo, Methylcellulose, Potato Starch, Beet Juice (for color), Ascorbic Acid (to maintain color), Annatto Extract (for color), Citrus Fruit Extract (to maintain quality), Vegetable Glycerin.

How To Prepare
You can cook these on a grill or in a pan. We cooked it in a pan.
Pre-heat the grill or pan to medium-high heat and cook for 3 minutes per side. Because of the high fat content, you don't need to put any oil in the pan.

You can see the fat being released in the pan during cooking.

After 3 minutes, flip to the other side.

The center will remain pink due to the beet juice and annatto.

Prepare your bun. Cook the other side for 3 minutes and serve. 

And take a big bite!


To find a store near you go to The Beyond Meat Store Locator and enter your zip code. 

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