How To Cook Beyond Burger

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How To Cook Beyond Burger

There is a great option for you if you follow a plant-based diet or are simply seeking a vegan alternative to grill.

The taste of a juicy, medium-rare burger is unquestionable, but what if you could get the same amazing taste without the meat? You might think that it’s impossible, but think again!

The Beyond Burger is a plant-based “beef” burger that contains all healthy ingredients – including protein, iron, and antioxidants – and is created entirely from plants.

When prepared properly, Beyond Burgers provide a significantly more convincing meat substitute than patties produced from ground soy, beans, or lentils (Check out How To Cook Red Lentils). 

Read this guide to find out exactly how to cook a delicious Beyond Burger and a few recipes for you to try at home.

The Best Way To Cook A Beyond Burger

On A Grill Or Skillet

  1. Preheat a pan or grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Place the patties on the grill and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. For each side, cook for about 4 minutes.
  4. After flipping the first side, add cheese, vegan or otherwise.
  5. Cook until it reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.

In The Oven

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 F
  2. Put Beyond Burgers on a cooking tray (no oil needed)
  3. Cook for 12-15 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 165F and remove. Flip halfway to two thirds of the way through cooking time.

Do You Need To Thaw A Beyond Burger?

Beyond Burgers should be thawed in advance, ideally for at least 12 hours in the refrigerator. They can last up to 10 days in the refrigerator.

Beyond Burgers can also be prepared from frozen; you just need to cook them for a little while longer. You’ll have really well-done sides because the center will take longer to cook, but you might prefer that!

Can You Cook A Beyond Burger From Frozen?

For the best flavor and texture and to ensure complete heating, Beyond Meat advises thawing Beyond Burgers before cooking. But, if you’re pressed for time, you can cook them frozen.

Cooking time for Beyond Burgers from frozen should be increased by around two minutes per side. Depending on how hot your skillet or grill is, your experience may be slightly different.

The Best Beyond Burger Recipes

Vegan Bacon Cheeseburger

This recipe shows that everything can be made vegan while being just as delicious! 

It is a Vegan Bacon Cheeseburger sandwiched between a toasted glazed doughnut bun, popularly known as the Luther burger.

Ingredients

  • 4 Beyond Burger patties
  • 4 slices of melt-able vegan cheese or vegan cheese sauce
  • 8 slices of vegan bacon
  • 1 tbsp vegan butter
  • 1 package of vegan biscuit dough
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp non-dairy milk
  • Vegetable oil for frying

Vegan Burger Salad

Do you have a burger and salad craving? The ideal remedy is this Vegan Burger Salad! 

All of your favorite burger toppings are included in this salad, which is then drizzled with a mouthwatering homemade dressing.

Ingredients

  • 8 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • ½ cup pickle chips
  • ½ cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 large avocado, sliced
  • ½ tablespoon avocado oil 
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 2 Beyond Burger patties
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup vegan mayo
  • 1 tbsp ketchup (Find out Is Ketchup Vegan?)
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 3 tbsp pickle chips, chopped
  • 1 tsp pickle juice
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp smoked paprika 
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Grilled Pineapple Beyond Burger

Prepare to start the grill so you can cook these delectable Grilled Pineapple Beyond Burgers!

The Beyond meat is expertly seasoned, grilled, and topped with succulent grilled pineapples.

Ingredients

  • 4 Beyond Burger patties
  • 1.5 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper, plus more to taste
  • 1 fresh pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into 3/4-1″ rings.
  • 3 tbsp coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 3 tbsp melted butter (use vegan or regular butter)

Frequently Asked Questions

Can You Get Food Poisoning From A Beyond Burger?

If Beyond Burgers are contaminated, incorrectly stored, or over their expiration date, it could result in food poisoning. Typically, symptoms like nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting would follow.

Beyond Meat can spoil, just like pretty much all food. However, Beyond Burgers are less likely to cause food poisoning than traditional beef.

Can You Overcook A Beyond Burger?

It’s difficult to overcook a Beyond Burger to the point of it no longer being edible. This is down to personal preference more than anything else. Some prefer Beyond Meat to be well done, while others like it more rare.

Can You Undercook A Beyond Burger?

Although it’s technically feasible to eat Beyond Burgers raw without much harm, it’s not advised because it won’t taste very good.

Try to cook them to an internal temperature of 165 F. The patties may still appear undercooked at this point, with pink inside, but this is the intended appearance.

If you like to cook them rare, you are free to do so as there are no serious health risks or cautions on the label.

In Conclusion

Beyond Burgers are an incredible vegan alternative to meat and are great if you’re a beginner to the vegan diet, or if you just want to cut down on your meat consumption. 

These meat-free burgers are widely available at your local grocery store, so give them a try today! You can refer to this guide every step of the way.

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