If Beyond Meat Breakfast Sausages and Chinese flavors were to give birth, then it would definitely be this delicious plant-based Panda Express Beijing “Beef” recipe.
This dish is perfect for everyone, especially those who follow a plant-based lifestyle, vegetarian, or even Vegan if all the sauces used in this recipe are vegan-based.
Beyond Meat Sausage: A Delicious Beef Alternative.
You will most often come across meat alternatives such as BEYOND MEAT brand at Amazon Fresh or Whole Foods Market. They have great online reviews. I have explored a few of this company’s plant-based products before and is very impressed.
The texture and flavor of some Texture Vegetable Proteins (TVP) or vegan meat alternatives are not so great. But the products from Beyond Meat look like real meat and are very delicious.
￼ They are ideal for Vegans, Vegetarians, or those who want to follow a plant-based lifestyle or Meatless Mondays.
Is Beyond Meat Sausage Vegan?
Beyond Sausage is vegan certified and surprisingly does not contain any soy. But most importantly, they are tasty and look like real meat. I shared with my mom and she had no idea that this was meatless.
The Beyond Meat plant-based breakfast sausage patties are low in calories and are a good source of protein (11 g/2 patties). However, 1 serving (2 patties) contains 12 g of fat with 4.5 g coming from saturated fat.
Based on the ingredients listed, my educated guess is that the “expeller-pressed canola oil” and the “refined coconut oil” are the main contributing ingredients to the fat content of the patties.
Even though coconut oil is plant-based, the oil is saturated. Saturated fats that are most often found in animal products such as beef and pork can lead to heart and cardiovascular diseases when frequently consumed in excessive amounts.
Is Coconut Oil Healthy?
There has been a controversy for years around the health implications of consuming too much coconut oil.
Today, it is one of the most sought after health oils on the market. Moreover, I grew up seeing my family cooking with coconut oil; most times it was homemade. (click HERE for my coconut oil recipe). However, beyond meat products are plant-based. I still think that their products are healthy. The fat content contributes to the product’s flavor and texture profile.
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Beyond Meat: Plant-based Version Of Panda Express Famous Beijing Beef
Beyond Meat Plant-Based Version Of Panda Express Beijing Beef Recipe.
- Cast Iron Pan
- Mixing Bowl
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Cutting Board
Beyond Meat Beijing Beef
- 1 box Beyond Meat Breakfast Sausage (6)
- 1¼ cup Red Bell Pepper, Cubed
- 1 medium Yellow Onion, Cubed
- 3 tbsp. Corn Starch
- 1 tbsp. Complete Seasoning
- ½ cup Vegetable Oil
- 1 tsp. Soy sauce
- 1 tsp. Balsamic Vinegar
Let's Make The Beijing Sauce
- ¼ cup Teriyaki Sauce/Marinate
- 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
- ⅓ cup Sweet and Sour Sauce
- 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
- ⅓ cup Tomato Ketchup
- 1 tbsp. Brown Sugar
- ⅓ cup Escovitch Sauce or White Cane Vinegar
- 1 tsp. Smoked Paprika
- ¼ cup Honey
- 1 tsp. Pimento Seeds (allspice).
Prepare The Beyond Meat
- Remove Beyond Meat sausage patties from its package. While they are frozen, carefully use a sharp knife to cut each patty into 3 fairly equal pieces. Cutting them while frozen allows you to easily cut them; they are a bit difficult to cut evenly when thawed.
- Leave cut pieces of meatless sausages at room temperature to continue to thaw or defrost.
- Once thawed, add "beef" pieces to a bowl and season with soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, and complete seasoning. The sauce will allow the cornstarch to stick and coat the beef pieces.
- Drizzle corn starch over the beyond meat Beijing beef pieces. Use a spoon to gently mix ensuring all the pieces on each side are coated.
Let's Fry Some Beyond Meat Beijing "Beef"
- In a cast-iron pan, heat vegetable oil for 2 minutes on high flame.
- Lower heat to medium. Gently lay each piece of the sausages into hot oil and brown for about 1 minute on each side. Remember, this is plant-based. In comparison to beef, Beyond Meat plant-based products do not take a long time to cook.
- Remove from oil using a tong and place on paper towel to drain excess oil. The cornstarch gives the beyond meat "beef" a very crispy texture.
- In a small saucepan, combine all these ingredients: ketchup, sweet and sour sauce, brown sugar, honey, soy sauce, pimento seeds, vinegar, paprika, teriyaki marinate, garlic powder, and balsamic vinegar.
- The sauce can be heated for 1 minute to help dissolve the sugar and marry all the ingredients together. Stir constantly to avoid burning.
- Take some of the remaining oil used for frying the beyond meat and pour it into a wok. Over medium heat, add the cubed onion and red bell pepper to oil and stir. Cook for 1-2 minutes.
- Pour the sauce onto the onion and pepper mixture and continue to cook for another 1-2 minutes while stirring with a spoon.
- Add the crispy fried plant-based Beyond Meat to the Beijing sauce mixture. Tossed and stir ensuring that all the "beef" is coated with sauce.
- Turn off heat and serve warm. I served my Beijing Beef with noodles. I always order Lo Mein with my Bejing Beef when I visit Panda Express.