Despitethe Beyond Meat Burgers are becoming ever more popular. Beyond Burgers mainly consists of pea protein isolate and has challenged the definition of "vegetable burger".
If you walked past a shelf of Beyond Burgers at your local grocery store, you might not have realized at first glance that it was not beef. And if properly cooked, Beyond Burgers offer a much more realistic meat alternative than patties made from ground soy, beans or lentils.
How do I best prepare a Beyond Burger?
The best way to prepare a beef burger is to grill. Therefore it makes sense to prepare this beef-like plant burger best on a grill (.). If you do not have a barbecue or are not grilling your favorite cooking method, you can also prepare Beyond Burgers in a pan.
Grill Beyond Burgers:
- Clean grill and preheat (gas or charcoal).
- Beyond burgers grill for three minutes on each side or until the interior temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
cook Beyond Burgers:
- Heat a frying pan over medium heat.
- Grease the frying pan with a light layer of olive oil or butter.
- Cook Beyond Burgers on each side for 3 minutes or until browned outside.
You could even bake a Beyond Burger in the oven as long as it reaches the recommended 165 degrees internally, but no assurance that the texture will come out right.
Crumbling a Beyond Burger into a baked recipe like a casserole would work, but I would still recommend browning the meat before putting it in the casserole dish.
Can you cook Beyond Burgers from frozen vegetables?
Beyond Meat recommends defrosting Beyond Burgers before you cook them for the best flavor and texture and to ensure that they are fully heated. You can also make it out of frozen meat if you are in need.
When cooking Beyond Burgers from frozen vegetables, extend the cooking time on each side by about two minutes. I tested this in a pan at home and my Beyond Burgers took just over 10 minutes (compared to the six for thawed patties) to really cook. Your experience may differ slightly from how hot your pan or grill is.
Beyond the Burger Recipes
Nacho Burger, BBQ Ranch Burger, Mushroom Bacon Burger … Beyond Meat has tons of recipe ideas ready for you to enjoy with your Beyond Burger cooking adventure.
But do not stop at creative burger ideas: Beyond Meat insists that you can use the Beyond Burger for much more. Think of burger-filled acorn squash, burger lasagna, a meaty grilled cheese, and burger tostadas.
Where to buy the Beyond Burger
You can find it in your local supermarket. All products from Whole Foods, Target, Smart & Final, Ralph, Vons, Sprouts and Albertson Beyond Meat (find a location near you). In grocery stores, Beyond Meat is on the meat course.
You can also order the Beyond Burger from Amazon.