Beyond Meat have been remarkably restrained in their product launches, at least when compared to the frenzy that it is other brands in the plant based space right now. The Beyond Meatball makes for the brands fifth real full product launch, following on from their iconic burger, sausages, ground meat and breakfast patties.
Cooking: You can pan fry these, you can cook em in a sauce, though the packets recommendation of close to an hour in the sauce seems excessive. Mind you I did just that and they remained plenty juicy.
Taste and texture: Very good indeed. They obviously have that signature Beyond Meat taste and texture. The texture is one of the best in the business, a great chew and mouthfeel. The taste doesn’t really veer away from the burgers to be honest. I think that’s a good think – too many brands assault the senses with an overload of oregano or garlic. This makes the Beyond Meatballs very versatile.
Other: I’ve found these surprisingly hard to get a hold off, seeing them appear only sporadically at a local Whole Foods. Again, they’re so close to the burgers, I think you’d get away with just shaping there burgers into meatballs if you really wanted.
Verdict: The best plant-based meatball on the market for my money. The texture is just fabulous and the taste not too aggressive. Here’s some snaps of the product raw, cooked and plated:
Beyond Meatballs ingredients and nutrition
Are Beyond Meatballs any good?
The best plant-based meatball I’ve tasted to date. The Beyond Meatballs bring the brands signature texture and taste to the meatball – and well – they don’t mess with their winning formula.
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