The pros: Trader Joe's Meatless Breakfast Patties are a good alternative to meat sausage patties in the morning.
The cons: True meat lovers probably will still want to stick with the real thing.
Before I met my husband, I had almost no meat in my household. He was a hardline meat and potatoes type of guy. More like steak and potatoes.
I introduced Morningstar Farms products to him. He was less than impressed to say the least.
Long story short and fast forward 7 years, we're married and most of my meatless buying habits haven't fully come back. But I'm trying to get that back on track.
I like my fake meat chicken. Moringstar Farms made a chicken patty that is still my favorite. I also absolutely adore Trader Joe's Soy Chorizo. That passed the husband carnivore test when I put it in some tacos.
This however is a bit more of a compromise in terms of texture. It doesn't perfectly mimic the texture of meat as it lacks the oily nature that is real sausage. But it does a good job on the spice blend to what you would find in a sausage patty.
In terms of cooking, I had mine in the toaster oven one morning and in the microwave another. Either way made for a good tasting meatless morning. There wasn't a huge difference between how they tasted using those two methods.
If you are looking to mix up your morning routine, cut back on your meat consumption, or just make something that won't splatter your kitchen in grease, then these are pretty good.
For $3.29 for six patties they are a bit expensive but most fake meat seems to be.
Here is the visual run down of what you get if you buy this product:
The box of Trader Joe's Meatless Breakfast Patties:
The nutritional information:
How to prepare:
After being cooked with some shredded hash browns and coffee:
Would I buy this again? Yes, I would buy Trader Joe's Meatless Breakfast Patties again.
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