I’ve never tried a meat-replacement food product before so I was intrigued when Bzz Agent invited me to participate in their new MorningStar Farms campaign. For some reason, my perception of vegetarian “meat” has been that it tastes bad and is expensive. Spoiler alert: I was proven wrong.
During a Target run this afternoon (I scooped up some Prabal Gurung stuff! More on that later.), I picked up a box of MorningStar Farms Original Sausage Patties. Target had them on sale for $3.50 each, which dispelled its pricey stigma for me. I chose the sausage patties because 1) I haven’t had a sausage patty in forever and I love them! and 2) Real sausage patties are chock full of fat and cholesterol, hence the reason why I haven’t had one in forever.
Once home, ST got to work making brunch. I tore open the box and was a bit disappointed that they were so tiny. The good thing is, since they’re fully cooked (all you need to do is reheat) there weren’t getting any smaller. Whew.
Since I was up early and hadn’t eaten for hours, I was feeling ravenous. So ST decided to reheat them all. He tossed them into the cast iron skillet on low heat and covered it for about 15 minutes.
They were reheated to perfection: crispy on the outside, hot and yummy on the inside. Good things come in small packages because these little guys were delicious! The seasoning was on point and I couldn’t tell I wasn’t eating real meat at all. ST said he could tell they weren’t meat but he didn’t hate them either, which is actually quite a compliment. He served them with a mushroom omelet (my man makes the BEST omelets ever).
Each patty contains only 3 grams of carbs so my tummy felt totally fine and flat after eating three in one sitting. They were very filling and completely satisfied my craving for sausage patties. I think I’m hooked for life.
If you’re curious about MorningStar Farms’ products, I highly recommend you pick up a box. At $3.50 per box, they’re cheaper than real sausage patties and much healthier. These would be the perfect sandwiched between some scrambled eggs and an English muffin or crumbled over pasta. The possibilities are endless. MorningStar Farms also has some yummy-sounding recipes posted on their website here.