I finally got the chance to try the Beyond Meat sausages this past week and they are magically delicious. The real test was trying them out on Alpha who is a meat eater and the more he ate he just couldn’t stop saying how good they were and that they actually tasted like sausage!
I’ve been a fan of this brand’s products for quite some time now. They have taken faux meat to the next level, whether it’s their “chicken” strips, the beyond burger and now the sausages, which mind you are all vegan, gluten free and do not contain soy. Hell yes!
The Beyond Meat Sausages come in three flavors; Brat Original, Hot Italian and Sweet Italian. Since I tend to have a love affair with spicy things (I have an exceptionally large collection of hot sauces), I bought the Hot Italian. These are currently available nationwide at Whole Foods Market. I believe they launched nationwide last week, so finding them may be a bit of a hassle since they are super in demand right now. The Whole Foods that I go to sold out within a day and I’m not sure when they’ll get them back in, but hopefully soon.
So for me the true test of a sausage is how does it stand out on its own. I didn’t want to make something that would smother the flavor. I decided to cook them with a simple preparation of onions, peppers and sauerkraut.
I started the onions and peppers in a frying pan with some salt and pepper and coconut oil and cooked those for about 6 – 8 minutes on medium heat. In a separate frying pan I put two of the sausages without any oil. Since the product already contains coconut oil you do not need to add any to the pan, it’s the same for their beyond burgers. You just toss them in the pan and go. I cooked the sausages for about 7 or 8 minutes turning them often to get a nice brown on each side. Towards the end of them cooking I tossed the sauerkraut in the pan with the sausages to basically just warm it up and get it a bit of that sausage flavor.
Once everything was cooked I plated it up putting the sauerkraut underneath the sausage and topping the sausage with the peppers and onions, I also put a bit of spicy brown mustard on the side for dipping.
Cutting into the sausage and taking a bite you’re hit with flavor that is savory with a bit of heat and seasoned to perfection. The texture is definitely reminiscent of sausage although maybe not as much snap as actual meat. It was super delicious on its own and even more so with the onions, peppers and sauerkraut. Overall it’s an amazing product and I can’t wait to try all the flavors and come up with recipes to use it in. I highly recommend the Beyond Sausages and can’t wait to see what this company comes up with next!