Making Beyond Meat for LESS than $3 a pound

Cheaper Beyond Burger

     So Beyond meat is expensive, let’s make our own at home! I have a recipe in my book for recreating the beyond burger but it takes a ton of ingredients. And those ingredients add up and become expensive. So I want to see what ingredients I can remove, to keep the cost down around three dollars a pound. While also keeping the taste great. If you like this recipe check out this one too! and this one!

Making The Fat

     The first thing we need to make is fat. Add a cup of water to your blender. Start the blender on a low speed and add about one and a half tablespoons of methyl cellulose. Once that is mixed in we are going to slowly drizzle in a cup of melted coconut oil (I mean real slow). But when it starts to emulsify and you see it whipping up you can start adding the coconut oil a little quicker. This is gonna be slightly thicker than mayo. Now I’m going to dump out my mixture from the blender onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Then we are going to let that sit in the freezer for twenty or twenty five minutes. 

Making The Burger

     For our meat we are going to be using a cup of textured vegetable protein. I add that to a bowl along with some mung bean protein, methyl cellulose, smoked paprika, garlic powder, beetroot powder, yeast extract (I mix the yeast extract with warm tap water), then mix everything all together. My meat mixture came out a little dry, so I added some water and mixed it in. Now I cover it up and seal it with some cellophane plastic wrap then I toss it in the fridge for about twenty or twenty five minutes. 

Combine Burger and Fat

     Now the coconut oil has frozen and this is enough to do four pounds of meat. We only need a quarter of this so chop that quarter up, and throw it in with the meat and mix it in. Then we just need to throw it back in the freezer for a little while. Let’s make a simple burger sauce. It’s going to be equal parts ketchup, mayo, relish and dijon mustard. Whisk that up. Now our burger mix has chilled nicely. I measure these out into quarter pound burgers. They look phenomenal. I season my burgers with salt, pepper, a burger seasoning from Mccormick and some msg.

Last Steps

     So time to heat up the cast iron skillet over a medium heat. Brush it with some olive oil, toss the burgers in and cook them! I cook them for about two or three minutes on each side. Then I toast my buns and get the rest of my ingredients ready. I put some burger sauce on the bun, then some lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles, the burger, top off the bun and wow! Did we make a cheaper Beyond copy? I think we did. It has the taste and texture of a Beyond burger. This burger is so good. You could make meatballs with this meat too! This is the way to get a burger close to the Beyond! Watch the full video here!

Making Beyond Meat For Less Than $3 A Pound

Making a Beyond burger for a reasonable price! Beyond burgers can be expensive, and buying ingredients to make them can be expensive too. I made this Beyond burger with less ingredients!
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Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American


  • 1.5 tbsp methyl cellulose
  • yeast extract
  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • smoked paprika
  • 1 cup textured vegetable protein
  • mung bean protein
  • garlic powder
  • beetroot powder
  • ketchup
  • mayo
  • relish
  • dijon mustard
  • pinch salt
  • pinch pepper
  • burger seasoning
  • msg
  • olive oil


  • Add water to blender, start blender on low speed then add in methyl cellulose. Once that is mixed in slowly add melted coconut oil.
  • Pour this onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Let it sit in the freezer for 20-25 minutes.
  • Add veggie protein to a bowl with mung bean protein, methyl cellulose, smoked paprika, garlic powder, beetroot powder, yeast extract (mixed with warm water), then mix everything together. if it turns out dry, add more water.
  • Cover it up and let it sit in the fridge for 20-25 minutes.
  • Once the fat is frozen, cut up a quarter of it and add it to the meat. Mix these together then place them in the freezer together.
  • For burger sauce, mix together ketchup, dijon mustard, mayo, and relish.
  • Season burgers with salt, pepper, burger seasoning, and msg.
  • Heat up skillet on medium. Brush it with some olive oil. Cook burgers for about 2-3 minutes on each side. Enjoy!
Keyword American, comfort food, easy dinner, Kid-friendly, Lunch, meal prep, meatball, Popular, Savory, Tasty, Vegan, Vegan Burger, vegan recipes, veggie burger
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