Beyond Burger Review

$14.99 for 8 patties at Costco in Honolulu, HI

I’m always interested in finding easy to prepare, non-meat options for lunch and dinner. I decided to give these Beyond Burger patties from Costco a try. It helped that a passerby went out of his way to tell me how delicious he thought these vegan burgers were, while I was checking out the label in the freezer section.

Thaw the patties overnight in the fridge. I cooked mine in a pan for 5 minutes each side.

I’ve never really talked about this on the blog, but I’ve been a pescatarian for about 25 years. I stopped eating meat, after taking a Foods and Nutrition Class in high school. Whether you’re a vegan, pescatarian, or carnivore, I think it’s important that you enjoy your food. These patties are indeed a vegan option. That being said, it didn’t really appeal to me that these patties looked so much like meat. It kind of grossed me out, and I had to keep looking at the package to make sure they were vegan. These might be a good option for someone who loves meat, but is trying to cut back, as they’ve got the real “meat look.”

All cooked up, it’s plated here with more food from Costco, including butternut squash that I roasted, a Mediterranean salad, and La Tour sprouted bread

I decided to taste it without anything on it to see what it really tasted like. Overall, the taste was ok for me. It had a “boca burger” taste but was slightly more juicy. It was a good size patty that really held its shape while cooking and eating. I think plating it as a traditional burger, with a bun, lettuce, tomato, and maybe ketchup and mustard would add a lot to the flavor.

Beyond Burger Nutrition Facts

I’m always looking for good non-meat protein sources. This is a great option with 20 grams per patty. I’m not a nutritionist, so I’ll let you check out these details to see if they fit your needs.

Would I buy these again? Maybe. There are quite a few non-meat patty options out there, and this might be a good one to rotate in for the protein content. I’ve got 6 more patties in the freezer to experiment with, and I think plating it the right way with the right toppings could change my feelings about the flavor.

I’m curious if you’ve tried these patties yet. Drop me a note in the comments to let me know what you think and if you have any non-meat patty recommendations.

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