Learn how to cook beyond sausage in the air fryer in under 15 minutes! These sausages are a delicious plant-based protein and are so easy to cook. Dinner for the whole family in no time! Serve these crispy and juicy sausage links with your favorite toppings as a delicious alternative to traditional sausages.
Can you cook beyond meat sausages in the air fryer
Yes, they come out super crispy, juicy, and tasty. There’s little prep and they are ready in under 15 minutes. The air fryer is the perfect kitchen tool to make easy, crispy, and delicious meals with little to no oil and low maintenance.
When cooking them in the air fryer there is one thing to keep in mind. Since these sausage links do not contain meat and have a high-fat content, they release a lot of greases when cooked in the air fryer. Keep an eye on them while they cook in case they smoke too much while frying.
What are Beyond Meat sausages
The Beyond Meat sausages are plant-based sausages that look and taste similar to a traditional meat sausage but are made entirely from plants. The main ingredients are pea and rice protein, fava bean protein, potato starch, and coconut oil. They don’t contain any hormones, nitrates, GMOs, soy, or gluten. It has all the juicy meaty deliciousness of a traditional sausage but it’s 100% plant-based.
Each air fryer is a little different so it’s always a good idea to check on your food when trying a new recipe!
They are a great meat alternative for Meatless Mondays, easy lunches, or busy weeknight meals. Served with your favorite toppings and sides, even the meat lovers in your life will enjoy this meal!
What is the sausage casing made of
The sausage casing is edible and is made of alginate which comes from algae. It is used to provide the same texture as animal-based casings, but it is natural and 100% plant-based.
Can you eat beyond sausage raw
Even though these sausages are not made with meat, it is not recommended that you eat them raw. Make sure to cook them thoroughly before eating.
Do you have to thaw them before cooking
Just like you have to thaw real meat, these sausage links should be thawed before cooking, for the best taste and texture. Of course, if you forgot to do so, it’s totally fine! Simply extend the cooking time by a few minutes, then enjoy.
What is the best way to cook them
You can cook your sausages in many different ways, pan-frying on the skillet or griddle, grilling, or air frying. It is not recommended to boil or microwave them. Cooking them in the air fryer is pretty low maintenance and you get great results every time. The perfect crispy and juicy sausage!
A few things to keep in mind when cooking your plant-based sausages:
- It is not recommended to cook from frozen. For best results thaw them in either the refrigerator or gently defrost them in the microwave until there isn’t any ice on them.
- Beware that they have a high fat content. As they cook, the sausages will release a lot of grease, so be cautious of this no matter which cooking method you use.
- Internal temperature should be atleast 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
How to cook beyond sausage in the oven
You can bake the beyond sausages in the oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 25-30 minutes or until they are hot and crispy on the outside. Flip halfway through the cooking time to ensure even cooking.
How long do they last in the fridge or freezer
If you bought the Beyond Sausages refrigerated use by the ‘best-by’ date and consume within 3 days of opening. If they were bought frozen, use it by the date on the packaging and consume it within 7 days of thawing.
It is not recommended to refreeze the sausages after they have been thawed or cooked.
What to serve it with
You can always out this sausage on a hot dog and call it a meal. Or you can serve it with crab potato salad, zucchini mashed potatoes or turnip greens. Its easy to make a delicious meal out of beyond sausage because it goes well with about anything!
For convenience you can just dip sausage in ketchup and eat it on the go. Or slice it and pack in your kids lunch box.
Store beyond sausage leftovers just like any other sausage leftovers. Place them in the plastic bag or container and they will keep fresh in the fridge for up to 6 days. Reheat in the microwave for 1 minute or in the air fryer.
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Hope you will like this easy air fryer beyond sausage recipe. Please rate if you made it and leave a comment below if you have any questions!
- 4 beyond sausages
- chopped green onions or cilantro
- Add 4 beyond sausages to the air fryer basket, spacing them out.
- Cook at 370 degrees for 12 minutes.
- Optionally top with chopped green onions or chopped cilantro
- Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 6 days. Do not freeze.
- Do not overcrowd the basket. It should be space between sausages for proper cooking.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 212Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 563mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 8g