Sol Cuisine can be found in the freezer section of a number of stores. These meatballs come nine to a bag, which is also resealable.
Cooking: Cook from frozen. The brand recommends baking or skillet cooking. You can also finish them off in a sauce if you cook them up first too. I cooked these in the pan, in the air fryer and in a sauce.
Taste and texture: These meat free meatballs have a very prominent fennel-anise flavor upfront, indeed you will find little fennel seeds in the meatballs. There’s a little black pepper spice too.
I wouldn’t call the texture particularly meaty, in fact it leans a little on the grainy side. Cooked directly in a sauce results in the best texture.
Verdict: Decent but not life changing. If these are your only option they’re solid, though the fennel flavor is very dominant which limits the flexibility. Beyond and Impossible are vastly superior in taste and texture – but do come with added nutritional overhead.
Sol Cuisine Meatless Meatballs nutrition and cooking
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