One of the chief complaints that I hear from omnivores is that the food industry has not come through with a store-bought, tasty, beef burger alternative for those considering a plant-based diet or those who just want to eat less meat. The Beyond Burger has changed that. And it has added Vegan Meatloaf to the dinner table. That calls for fist pump action!
The Beyond Burger is a next level, plant-based burger patty on the market that’s raising the brow of even the most loyal, die-hard meat-eaters and former skeptics. You won’t find what is being called a “plant-based phenom” tucked in a cardboard box in the frozen food section. It’s in the meat department, holding its own, alongside the “other” meats.
The eco-friendly, Beyond Burger has broken new ground in the plant-based food industry. Getting the attention of well-known investors like billionaire Bill Gates and actor Leonardo DiCaprio, Beyond Burger patties mimic the look, taste, texture, packaging, and cooking methods of typical ground beef.
They’re Beyond delish and will have you second-guessing its ingredients as you sear them on the grill. Visually, it even has a pink hue like a raw beef burger patty. Because healthy beets are a part of its composition, the Beyond Burger even “bleeds” like a beef burger (they call it beet blood). It’s 20 grams of pea protein, soy-free, GMO-free, and made entirely of plant-based ingredients. Priced at about $6 for a package of 2 patties, the Beyond Burger is “shaking up” the meat industry. Even restaurants are adding them to their menus as a meat alternative. As of 2018, the family-friendly chain T.G.I. Fridays is one of them.
It is by far (and you can quote me on this), “the best store-bought burger I’ve tried” and I’ve tried quite a few. My husband, a recovering beef burger addict, loves them!
Right now, they’re in only in a few major grocery stores, but over the next few years and as the plant-based population continues to sky-rocket, Beyond Burger’s presence in your local store is inevitable. If you live near a Kroger or Whole Foods, stop by and pick them up. Just ask the butcher.
After I fell head over heels for them as a burger, my mind started to wonder. If they make great burgers and mimic red meat, why not expand its use and create recipe favorites that would typically call for textured ground beef like: lasagna, tacos, chili or better yet, Vegan Meatloaf?
EP4L’s Vegan Meatloaf takes the Beyond Burger patty and combines them with onions, peppers, mushrooms, seasonings, and even cooked lentils (to add even more protein), to create a hearty, plant-based meatless-loaf that’s topped with a flavorful, sweet, brown sugar glaze. You will beyond enjoy it!
EP4L’s Vegan Meatloaf is now a family favorite now that the Beyond Burger has made its way to the plant-based market. Click the link: Beyond Meat and check out their website. Use the “store locator” to find them near you.
Check out the easy recipe video of our Vegan Meatloaf: