These days we get pretty excited when a new product from Beyond Meat is announced. For the longest time their Beyond Burger was our favorite meat free burger on the market. The crown was only recently handed over to Impossible who’s ground meat product is slightly better.
When news came out about these new sausage patties, we got ready to hunt high and low until we could snag some. Surprisingly they were very easy to find. I managed to scoop some up the very first time I looked at Whole Foods. Contrast that with the launch of Beyond Sausage, which saw supply sputter for months and months.
The box of frozen sausage patties set us back $5.49, which was a little higher than competing products. Inside the cardboard packaging you should find these:
The frozen pucks rattle around in the cardboard packaging. They’re not sealed or otherwise stored which felt a little cheap to me. We transferred these to a separate container for the freezer pretty much right away.
The biggest first concern with these meat free sausage patties was the package recommends not to microwave them. Most of their competitors cooked up quickly using that method, so this is certainly a minus point. Honestly, having to fire up the oven first thing bleary eyed never appeals to me personally. Here’s the cooked product, it takes only five minutes in fairness:
The taste is noticeably a “Beyond” flavor. If you’ve sampled their recent burger, you will know the taste. It’s solid and lightened here with a hefty use of oregano and a little extra sweetness compared to the burger. The texture is much more meaty than other sausage patties in this class. It is in effect more burger than sausage. It’s not a deal breaker at all.
Like others in this class the product insists on not fitting a standard English muffin. As you can see from the pictures above you will need to use two which is the recommended serving size. This is a huge pet peeve of mine. Will someone just make a breakfast sausage that fits the bread we all use? I know I know, first world problems. For what it’s worth – Gardein comes closest.
So good, bad or ugly? Pretty good we’d say, but not life changing. They’re slightly more expensive than others (the Gardein option can be purchased for under $4 at places like Walmart), loaded with more fat, and more complex to cook. They place admirably in second place on our list of meat free breakfast sausage.
Beyond Breakfast Sausage nutrition and ingredients
Here’s all the nutrition and cooking details. We actually preferred to air fry these, check out our sister site here on how to do that. The air fryer is mess free and offers a very simple way to get these cooked up.
Are Beyond Breakfast Sausage any good?
We’d give these a cautious yes. Our verdict 3/5. They’re at least comparable to their peers, but they hardly beat them comprehensively. The texture is more burger than sausage if we’re being picking too.
More Beyond products and dishes
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- Beyond Breakfast Sausage Links review
- Beyond Meatballs – a top quality plant-based option
- Beyond Burger with mushrooms, Swiss and sweet potato fries
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- Spaghetti with vegan sausage
- Review: Beyond Meat Beyond Beef
- Beyond Meat Beef Crumbles
- Review: The Beyond Sausage – Original
- The Beyond Sausage Hot Italian – updated 2022 review
- The Beyond Burger review – updated for 2020
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