Beyond Meat: The Ultimate Guide to Cooking Perfect Burgers

Discover my ultimate guide on how to cook Beyond Meat burgers to perfection! There are a lot of questions about how to cook Beyond Meat Burgers, so I’m starting this by answering your questions, and then I’m sharing my favorite recipe for how I cook my Beyond Meat Burgers. Learn my tips and step-by-step instructions for pan-frying these delicious plant-based patties. Elevate your burger game with our mouthwatering recipes and create a wholesome, meatless meal that satisfies every craving. Unleash the full potential of Beyond Meat burgers today. Beyond Meat Homemade Burger is a Vegan Burger with chimichurri ingredients added to the Beyond Meat burger. It’s topped with sauteed cabbage and onion and has my special sauce.

You can also try my Beyond Meat Meatloaf Bowls


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Beyond Meat Homemade Burger

Your FAQ for Beyond Meat Burger

How should a Beyond Burger be cooked?

This is my primary method for cooking a Beyond Burger:  to cook frozen Beyond Meat burgers, start by preheating your grill or skillet to medium-high heat. Place the frozen patties directly on the grill or skillet without thawing them first. Cook for 4-5 minutes on each side or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F. Avoid pressing down on the patties too much, as this can cause them to lose their juiciness. Once cooked, remove the patties from the heat and let them rest for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy your delicious and plant-based Beyond Meat burger with your favorite toppings and condiments.

How do you cook frozen Beyond Meat burgers?

When it comes to cooking frozen Beyond Meat burgers, there are a few methods you can try. The first option is to cook them on the stovetop. Start by preheating a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Once the skillet is hot, place the frozen burgers in the pan without thawing them first. Cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side until they reach an internal temperature of 165°F. Another option is to cook them on the grill. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat and place the frozen burgers directly on the grates. Cook for approximately 6-7 minutes per side or until heated through.

Do Beyond Burgers need to be thawed before cooking?

Beyond Burgers do not need to be thawed before cooking. These plant-based patties are designed to be cooked in a frozen state, making them convenient and easy to prepare. Melting the Beyond Burgers is unnecessary and may result in a less desirable texture and taste. When cooked from frozen, the Beyond Burgers maintain their juiciness and meat-like texture. This means you can take the patties out of the freezer and cook them on the grill, stove, or in the oven without any defrosting time. So, whether you’re in a rush or prefer the convenience of cooking from frozen, Beyond Burgers can be enjoyed without thawing.

How do you make Beyond Burger taste better?

If you want to enhance your Beyond Burger taste, scroll down to the recipe below for a delicious juice from Beyond Burger.  In addition to this recipe, you can try a few simple tricks to make it even more delicious. First, season the patty generously with your favorite spices and herbs. Adding garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, and black pepper can give it a flavorful kick. Secondly, before cooking, consider marinating the patty in a mixture of soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and liquid smoke for an hour or two. This will infuse the burger with a savory and smoky flavor. Lastly, cook the patty properly for a caramelized exterior and juicy interior. Searing it on a hot grill or skillet can help achieve that perfect texture.

Can Beyond Meat be undercooked?

Beyond MeaMeat is a plant-based meat substitute that has recently gained significant popularity. While traditional meat products need to be thoroughly cooked to eliminate the risk of foodborne illnesses, such as salmonella or E. coli, the same rules do not necessarily apply to Beyond Meat. This is because Beyond Meat is made from plant-based ingredients and contains no raw animal products. However, cooking Beyond Meat properly for optimal taste and texture is still essential. Undercooking Beyond Meat may results in a less enjoyable eating experience, as it may have a mushy or unpleasant texture.  If you aren’t sure if your Beyond Burger is done, check the internal temperature with a thermometer.  It should read at least 165 degrees F.  Unlike hamburgers, Beyond Burger is hard to overcook.  

Is a Beyond Burger healthy?

The Beyond Burger has recently gained significant popularity as a plant-based alternative to traditional beef burgers. But is it healthy? While the Beyond Burger is marketed as a healthier option, it’s essential to consider the overall nutritional profile. The Beyond Burger is made primarily from pea protein, coconut oil, and beet juice extract, among other ingredients. While it does contain less saturated fat and cholesterol than a traditional beef burger, it is also higher in sodium and calories. Additionally, it’s important to note that highly processed foods, like the Beyond Burger, may not offer the same health benefits as whole, unprocessed plant-based foods. Therefore, while the Beyond Burger can be a part of a healthy diet, it should be consumed in moderation and balanced with other nutrient-dense foods.

Can Beyond Meat be fried?

Yes, Beyond Meat can be fried. Beyond MeaMeat is a plant-based meat substitute designed to mimic the taste and texture of real Meat; it is made from a blend of proteins, fats, and other ingredients that give it a meat-like appearance and flavor. One of the advantages of Beyond Meat is its versatility in cooking methods, including frying. Frying Beyond Meat can help to enhance its flavor and create a crispy outer layer. However, it is essential to note that, like any other food, frying Beyond Meat should be done in moderation to maintain a healthy diet.

Is Beyond Meat ready to eat?

Beyond MeaMeat, a plant-based meat substitute, has gained significant attention recently. It claims to be a healthier and more sustainable alternative to traditional meals, and many consumers are eager to try it. However, the question remains: is Beyond Meat ready to eat? While it is true that Beyond Meat offers a convenient and ready-to-cook product, it is essential to note that it does require some preparation. Unlike traditional meaMeathich, which can be eaten even when undercooked,  Beyond Meat products often need to be cooked thoroughly to ensure food safety. Therefore, while Beyond Meat may be an excellent option for those looking to reduce their meat consumption and try something new, it is still essential to follow proper cooking instructions and handle the product carefully.

Can Beyond Meat be undercooked?

Beyond MeaMeat is a plant-based meat substitute that has gained popularity recently due to its similarity in taste and texture to real Meat. However, being made from plants does not mean Beyond Meat cannot be undercooked. Like any other food product, it is essential to cook Beyond Meat thoroughly to ensure food safety. Undercooked Beyond Meat can potentially contain harmful bacteria or other pathogens that can cause foodborne illnesses. It also has a mushy texture and doesn’t taste good.  Therefore, it is crucial to ensure that Beyond Meat reaches the appropriate internal temperature of at least 165 degrees F to eliminate potential health risk

Here is How I Make my Beyond Burgers Super Yummy

I cooked a Premade Beyond burger the other day and decided to improve.  It was ok, but when I saw a Beyond Meat burger package, I knew it was just what I needed to take the Beyond Burger to the next level and beyond!  Bada Boom! 

The burger has chimichurri ingredients added. The fried burger is topped with a big slice of garden tomato and sauteed cabbage and onions for a topper. 

The bread is a freshly toasted hard roll slathered with my special sauce. Now that’s a Beyond Meat homemade burger!!

SIS - Simple is Smart Tip

When cooking beyond meat, it’s easy to undercook and nearly impossible to overcook. Unlike hamburger meat, which turns rubbery if you overcook it. Beyond Burgers are slimy and taste yucky if they are undercooked. Rare Beyond Burgers aren’t edible. It’s hard to tell when the burger is done, but a good rule is to cook a 1-inch patty for 3-4  minutes per side.

Neuro Nutrition Nugget - Cabbage

Cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable packed with nutrients and is known for its numerous health benefits. One of the reasons why cabbage is good for your brain is because it contains antioxidants, such as vitamin C and beta-carotene, which help to protect brain cells from damage caused by free radicals. Additionally, cabbage is a good source of folate, which is essential for brain health and can help improve cognitive function. Furthermore, cabbage contains a compound called sulforaphane, which has been shown to have neuroprotective properties and may help reduce brain inflammation. Overall, incorporating cabbage into your diet can be beneficial for maintaining a healthy brain.

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Make the Beyond Meat Homemade Burgers 

The chimichurri ingredients are loosely based on the ingredients of Argentina’s chimichurri sauce. Red peppers, onions, cilantro, steak sauce, dried oregano, and garlic. Mince these ingredients very finely and stir them into the Beyond Burger hamburger meat. A pound of Beyond Meat burger is enough for four people. The chimichurri ingredients will make the uncooked burgers very soft. Fry the burgers instead of grilling them. If you want to examine them, try freezing or refrigerating them first. Cook the burgers for 3 minutes a side on medium heat. If you freeze them, you may need to cook them for 4 minutes. If you have an instant-read thermometer, the internal temperature should be at least 165 degrees F. Once cooked, they are firm and similar to the texture of a beef hamburger.

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Make the Sauteed Cabbage and Onions and the Special Sauce

Saute thin sliced cabbage and onions in butter. For Vegans, use a Vegan Butter. 

The special sauce is made with vegan dressings like vegenaise or mayonnaise if you aren’t vegan, ketchup, sweet pickle relish, and Worchester sauce. Guys, make extra sauce. Seriously, it is that good! Any leftover sauce is excellent as a dip for french fries or topping on vegetables. Or in egg salad. 


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Beyond Meat Homemade Burger

Beyond Meat Homemade Burger has chimichurri ingredients added to a Beyond Meat burger. It's topped with sauteed cabbage and onions, and a special sauce. With Video.
Servings 4
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes




  • 4 burger buns
  • 1 lb hamburger Vegan Beyond Meat Burger
  • 2 tbsp steak sauce
  • 2 tbsp red bell peppers finely minced
  • 2 tbsp onion finely minced
  • 1 clove garlic finely minced
  • 1 tsp jalapeno pepper optional finely minced
  • ¼ cup cilantro minced
  • 1 tsp oregano dried
  • 1 tomato large ripe

Special Sauce

Sauteed Cabbage and Onions

  • 4 cups cabbage thinly sliced
  • 2 cups onions thinly sliced
  • 4 tbsp butter or vegetable spread
  • salt and pepper to taste



  • Mix together the burger, red peppers, onions, garlic, steak sauce, cilantro, oregano, and optional jalapeno. Form into 4 patties. Refrigerate patties or freeze to firm them up and keep the patties from falling apart.

Sauteed Cabbage and Onions

  • Saute the cabbage and onions in the butter or vegetable spread until just slightly soft.
    sauteed cabbage and onions

Special Sauce

  • Mix together the mayonnaise (or vegenaise), ketchup, Worchester sauce, sweet pickle relish.
    burger sauce


  • Fry the burgers two to three minutes a side over medium heat. The burgers are soft, to keep them from falling apart Freeze them for 30 minutes first. If cooking them from frozen you will need to increase the cooking time to 4 minutes a side. The internal temperature should be at least 165-degrees F.
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  • Toast the Rolls until just warm and spread each side with special sauce
  • Place a burger on the bottom half of a roll, and top with a slice of tomato.
  • Add 1/2 cup sauteed cabbage and onions and top with the top half of the roll.
    Beyond Meat Homemade Burger


Switch it up with dill pickles instead of sweet pickles in the special sauce.  
Calories: 816kcal
Cost: $13.99
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Beyond Meat Burger Recipe, Beyond Meat Chimchurri Burger, Beyond Meat homemade burger, vegan, vegetarian


Serving: 1burger | Calories: 816kcal | Carbohydrates: 100g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 1358mg | Potassium: 570mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 1084IU | Vitamin C: 47mg | Calcium: 331mg | Iron: 6mg

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  1. 5 stars
    Recipe seems very tempting. I am making it tonight.

  2. growwithdoctorjo Author says:

    Some of my family are vegans and they all love this recipe. Let me know how it turns out.

  3. Nice recipe 🙂 I like the freezer idea, this stuff really just falls apart! Thanks for the advice and the recipe!

  4. Anonymous says:

    5 stars
    Added a few other seasonings (didn’t use tomato) formed the patties and put them right in the pan (hadn’t read the freezer tip). The burgers held together well and taste great! Want to compare with the preformed Beyond patties. Will definitely make again. Thanks!

    1. growwithdoctorjo Author says:

      Awesome suggestions. Thanks

  5. Anonymous says:

    5 stars
    This is my go to when I have beyond mince. Best burgers I’ve ever had (and believe me I have had a few)

    1. growwithdoctorjo Author says:

      Thank you: I’m glad you love this recipe

  6. So……dinner is sorted tonight then

    1. Doctor Jo Author says:

      Super and Yes!

  7. I’m confused as I keep looking up how to make a beyond burger and one of the ingredients is consistently a beyond burger….
    I’m not looking for how to prepare a beyond burger. I want to know how to make the burger.

    1. Doctor Jo Author says:

      Great question: I think that information is a trade secret of the company that makes the burger.

    2. Anonymous says:

      5 stars
      Absolutely delicious!

      1. Doctor Jo Author says:

        Thank you

  8. 3 stars
    There s no cilantro in chimichurri bra. 6 chopped Bay leafs a head of garlic a soup spoon of pepper ((ground chilli and oregano )1/4 of the jar ) cover up tohalf of the jar with sunflower oil alcohol vinegar 1/4 of the jar

  9. I wanted a different recipe for being meat in this rainy day and stumbled across this postfix burger recipe. They were quite delicious, fast and easy to make. I paired the burgers with sweet potatoes fries. The cabbage topping I will be using this frequently! Great recipe. Thank you!!🍔

    1. Doctor Jo Author says:

      I’m glad you found this recipe delicious. We love the cabbage topping as a side dish also.

  10. Dying to make this this evening. I was stumped by the ingredient “red pepper” – thought maybe u meant red bell, but now I think u meant red chilis or even red pepper flakes. Anyhoo, thx!

    1. Doctor Jo Author says:

      The red pepper is red bell peppers. Enjoy and let me know how it turns out.

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