Beyond Sausage, Hot Italian Review
Beyond Meat, the guys that brought the Beyond Burger to the masses, have gone and done it again!
Introducing the new Beyond Sausage!
With three varieties to choose from; Brat, Hot Italian, & Sweet Italian, these tasty bastards look and sizzle like a traditional pork sausage. They pack in more protein, 43% less fat, 26% less sodium, and almost 30% fewer calories than its swine equivalent!
Photo courtesy of Beyond Meat
I had seen teaser videos on Facebook last year when the company announced they had come up with the “missing link”. They first were introduced at the Whole Foods Pearl Street store in Boulder, Colorado with fantastic and enthusiastic reception. People would not shut up about them:
On my recent trip out west to California, I saw adverts for them at the local Veggie Grill. They served it as the Original Brat with all the fixin’s but after having a bad experience at a particular location, (review to come soon) I decided not to patronize that particular location. Unfortunately, we did not stay anywhere close to another Veggie Grill for the remainder of the trip, so I figured I would have to wait until the product was available at home.
Fast forward 2 weeks later…
I saw a post from my friend Michael that they were available at out local Whole Foods! YAY!
So after picking my beautiful wife up from work and making a few errand stops, I headed to the Whole Foods and made a B-Line for the display. They were almost sold out! They usually do. Same thing happened with the Burger. Those summabitches sold out the first day they were put on display.
I was planning on doing another grill em up session, making veggie kabobs with grilled mexicorn, so I opted for the Hot Italian version to ride along.
The minute I put these guys on the hot grill, they started to sizzle! The aroma was intoxicating! It reminded me so much of the smell of the traveling Fair. There is just something about that smell that brings back memories. The aroma was so close to pork sausage sizzling on the grill, that I was a bit freaked out. These bastards even have a “casing” to hold things together. According to Beyond Meat’s website,
“The casing is made of alginate, which is obtained from algae. It is a natural product and 100% plant-based. Alginate is used in some fresh turkey and seafood based sausages to deliver a similar pop and texture as animal-based casings.”
As far as cooking, just about 6-8 minutes on a hot grill is all you need. No fear of getting sick or ‘gettin the worms’ from these guys by under-cooking.
Looks damn good huh? Well let’s see about that.
I plated up my grilled corn, my veggie kabobs, grabbed me a knife and cut into my first ever Beyond Sausage…OMG!
Check out that texture!
This thing is amaze-balls! Juicy, Tender, Bites with a “pop” as the casing replicates the traditional casing of a pork sausage. CRAZY!
It is hard to believe that these guys are made with:
- Pea Protein Isolate
- Coconut Oil
- Sunflower Oil
- Rice Protein
- Fava Beans
- Potato Starch
- and some added color from fruit and veggies!
That’s it! Simple huh? Man…I wish I would have invested all my retirement money into this company when they first came out. I could have already retired, find myself sitting on the beach with my little carry-along grill, grilling up these summabitches while sipping on a Pacifico. (Insert sad face).
So what about them “Nutes”
- Calories 190
- Total Fat 12g
- Saturated Fat: 5g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
- Sodium: 500mg
- Potassium: 230mg
- Carbohydrates: 5g
- Fiber: 3g
- Sugars: 0g
- Protein: 16g!
- 6% DV Calcium, 22% Iron!
Photo courtesy of Beyond Meat
And…check this out:
|Beyond Sausage™||--VS--||Pork Sausage|
|5||SATURATED FAT (G)||8|
|12||TOTAL FAT (G)||21|
Next time…I’m going to try them all on a bun, like they serve them up at the Veggie Grill.
Photo...also courtesy of Beyond Meat
So…Summer is here, and it’s time to get the grill a grillin’. Go grab you some of these guys and try some tonight. They do have a $1 off coupon available on their site if you sign up for their newsletter, but hurry, even at ~$9 for four, these bastards they are selling out quickly and I am not so sure the company can keep up with demand. That is a good thing!