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This is not really a recipe. It is more of an endorsement of this product. I have long been a fan of Beyond Meat & use it in all kinds of ways but this was my first experience with their veggie burgers. First things first – you can get Beyond Meat coupons HERE and there is a store locator on the site, too, so you can see where you can buy this stuff near you.
So – as you can see – they LOOK pretty beefy (which is half the challenge) and their texture is chewier & meatier than say, a Gardenburger. They chew a bit closer to how a McDonald’s burger chews and, let’s be honest, McDonald’s burgers probably are not real meat either. And even when your burger is a bona fide beef burger – did you know that any burger patty you eat might contain meat from up to 100 different cows – from several different countries? GROSS!
These Beast burgers taste delicious – though no real meat eater will be fooled. I actually find it frustrating that meat-eaters expect there to be no way to detect the difference between real & fake meats. Though Beyond Meat chicken comes as close as anything I have ever experienced in the department of trickery (in that, if cooked right, some folks might believe it really is chicken) – but the point of these products, from my perspective, is to offer a viable, healthier & cruelty-free replacement/substitute to unsustainable & cruel real meat products. Diet Coke doesn’t fool anyone that it is real Coke but people have adjusted – in the interest of saving calories. Consider fake meats the same way – that they are a reasonable substitute for real meat that is full of fat & hormones & pain & unbelievable agony. These Beyond Meat products look convincing & have none of that aftertaste that some earlier fake meats had. These burgers are the best faux burgers I have ever had & Beyond Meat faux meats take on sauces & other accoutrements like champs & the more you season them with things like my vegan nacho cheese sauce or Asian flavors, etc, the more convincing they get.
HERE are a bunch of vegan chicken dishes I have posted in the past.
HERE are a bunch of vegan ground beef recipes.
Here – I melted my 2-ingredient, 5-minute vegan nacho cheese sauce in a pan & poured it over the cooked burgers.
I then added red onion, tomato, arugula, pickles, mustard & ketchup. The result was a trio of sloppy, delicious “beef” sliders that everybody could enjoy. Top yours with your favorites but be sure to try the Beast in either version – slider of full-sized. Again – go to the site for a store locator and coupons are HERE. These guys will make you proud at the 4th of July BBQ’s you attend! I recommend them without reservation.