Beyond Meat is expanding! Now that the company is opening a new facility in El Segundo, California, plans to develop new vegan meats are in the works, including vegan bacon, steak, pork, and chicken. This comes after the recent expansion into a variety of plant-based sausages.
“The expansion of the Manhattan Beach Project here in Los Angeles reflects our belief that building meat from plants is an opportunity of global importance, one that is deserving of investment levels consistent with what you’d find in alternative energy or health sciences, sectors with which we certainly share common goals,” said Ethan Brown, Beyond Meat CEO and founder. “We are seeing a record number of consumers expressing interest in a broader set of protein choices; to these consumers, it is our brand promise to enable them to eat what they love, from burgers to sausage, while feeling great about related health and environmental implications. The new center is designed to help us fulfill that promise to the best of our abilities.”
The new facility will feature a gourmet kitchen, real-time consumer testing, and panels along with space for chefs and culinary experts to visit.
How to Make ‘Meaty’ Proteins at Home!
While you’re waiting for Beyond Meat to release even more tasty, ‘meaty’ proteins to choose from, you can master the art of preparing your own proteins. Wondering where to get started? We’re here to provide you with just the recipes you need to cook up some delicious ‘meaty’ dishes right in your own kitchen. Using the Food Monster App, we found recipes featuring steak, pork, chicken, and bacon so that you can enjoy these options similar to some of Beyond Meat’s products!
This Seitan Steak in Beurre Blanc Sauce by Rhea Parsons will leave vegans and meat-eaters alike craving for more! The beurre blanc sauce ladled over the ‘steak’ uses a combination of fresh parsley and fennel fronds. The fries served alongside the steak are oven-baked to crispy perfection.
If you need a delicious replacement for chicken in your recipes, then look no further than these Chick’n Style Seitan Cutlets by Ashley Flitter. The baking times may vary a bit depending upon how crispy you want your final product. The cutlets have a great texture and they have a subtle salty flavor that is reminiscent of the real thing. Most of the cook time involved with this recipe is hands-off.
A Glamorgan sausage is a traditional Welsh sausage, with the main ingredients being leek and cheese. These Glamorgan Sausages in Eggplant Bacon Wraps by Mouthwatering Vegan are inspired by the ‘devils on horseback’ recipe, which is usually prunes or dates wrapped in bacon.
Need more meaty recipes? Check out these ‘Meaty’ Meatless Recipes by downloading the Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 10,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!
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