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Beyond Meat’s New Breakfast Sausage Is Here to Take on Pork

Tehrene Firman

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It’s been a great year for anyone who’s looking to cut back on consumption animal products. We’ve got “bleeding” plant-based burgers, creamy dairy-free cheeses, and every type of alt-milk imaginable. And now there’s a new Beyond pork breakfast sausage to make your morning bagel set-up more delicious than ever before.

Beyond Meat just announced the launch of its latest product, Beyond Breakfast Sausage ($4.99 for six patties), which arrives in the frozen section of select retailers ate the end of March or early April.If you’ve tried the popular breakfast sandwiches available at both Dunkin’ and Hardee’s, this is a bit different—the patties are a little smaller and come in multiple flavors. But I can say with confidence that you won’t be disappointed with the weirdly realistic vegan sausage good enough to fool even the biggest meat-lovers in terms of both taste and texture.

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“It’s seen early success at some of the most popular and iconic quick service restaurants, and we’re excited to introduce the first extension of the platform in retail,” said Ethan Brown, founder and CEO of of Beyond Meat, in a press release. “It’s been a staple in my own household, and I’m glad that families can now enjoy this delicious breakfast option at home while feeling great about nutritional wins.”

“It’s been a staple in my own household, and I’m glad that families can now enjoy this delicious breakfast option at home while feeling great about nutritional wins.” —Ethan Brown, founder and CEO of Beyond Meat

The patties don’t just taste good. Nutrition-wise, they’re also healthier than the real deal. Both flavors—classic and spicy—are made without soy or gluten and contain 11 grams of protein per serving from peas and brown rice. Because they’re made from plants, there’s also no antibiotics, cholesterol, or hormones to worry about, and they contain 50 percent less total fat, 35 percent less saturated fat and sodium, and 33 percent fewer calories than a leading brand of pork sausage patties you’ll find at the grocery store.

They’re also easy to make. Beyond Meat says the patties go from frozen to finished in less than five minutes, giving you a quick option to add into a breakfast sandwich, crumble into a frittata, or eat alongside a stack of pancakes. That’s what I call a solid breakfast.

Next up, make these plant-based meatballs out of lentils:

This is the plant-based meal a professional chef makes every week. Then check out six delicious, low-carb snacks that are both plant-based and dietitian-approved.

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