This week I tried Beyond Beef Crumbles. I’ve had the Beyond brand Beast Burger, and it is amazing, so I wanted to check out their other products. Beyond Meat products are vegan, gluten free, and soy free. They bulk up the product with pea protein.
I bought the Feisty flavor. The stove top cooking instructions are simple: Add a little oil to a pan, and heat until warm. I could smell the seasonings so I thought maybe I wouldn’t have to add anything to the crumbles – especially since the name is Feisty, but after tasting it I realized that was not the case. I added salt, pepper, garlic, and chili powder (besides already having sauteed some onions before adding the veggie meat). Oh, I probably also added a little pinch of nutritional yeast since I add it to practically everything!
I made a quick layer dip with refried beans & Frank’s Red Hot Sauce on the bottom, then guacamole, Better Than Sour Cream combined with Follow Your Heart Bleu Cheese dressing, salsa, and finally the Beyond Beef Crumbles.
The texture of the crumbles was not as meaty as the Beast Burger, and they definitely have a more…vegetarian taste. Not bad, just not what I expected after the Beast Burger. The individual bits are also way bigger than, say, Boca brand crumbles. It made them kind of awkward to eat with chips. It’s also disappointing they’re already seasoned but still need to be seasoned! Still, if you’re avoiding soy and gluten, this is probably your best option. I would buy it for my gf friends.
What’s your favorite allergy-friendly vegan meat?