Does MATCH® Meat taste like animal meat?
It does, to the point where consumers think they're eating real meat. Swap Italian sausage for MATCH® Italian sausage in your lasagna...your kids won't even know!
What is MATCH® made from?
MATCH® is made from a blend of natural plant proteins, including high-quality soy. Our unique recipes are free from GMOs, cholesterol, trans-fat, hormones, antibiotics, artificial colors and artificial flavors.
Is MATCH® Meat gluten-free?
MATCH® beef, MATCH® Italian sausage and MATCH® chorizo are gluten free.
What dishes can be made with MATCH® Meats?
MATCH® Meats can be used in any recipe, directly in place of their meat equivalent. MATCH® is great for chili, tacos, meatballs, meatloaf, ravioli, stir-fry, lasagna, spaghetti sauce and more.
How much time does it take to prepare MATCH® Meat?
When thawed, cook MATCH® for about half the amount of time as it's animal equivalent. If frozen, it will take about 10% less time. Don't overcook MATCH® as the meat will dry out. And remember, MATCH® isn't actually raw, so you don't have to worry about consuming undercooked meat. All you're doing when cooking MATCH® is giving it flavor and heating it up!
What is the shelf life of MATCH® Meat?
MATCH® can be kept in the freezer for up to 18 months. Thawed MATCH® Meat can be kept in the refrigerator for 5-7 days in it's original packaging. MATCH® can be refrozen after thawing, and cooked from a frozen or thawed state. Thawing and refreezing multiple times will not compromise the safety of the food.
How much does it cost?
MATCH® is proudly made in the USA with the highest quality ingredients. For this reason, MATCH® Meats is near equivalent to the price of organic animal meat, and is closely correlated to the price of the premium ingredients that we use.
When and where can I buy it?
MATCH® Meats is available in St. Louis area Whole Foods and Dierbergs grocery stores. MATCH® is also served in select restaurants around the country and can be purchased online at veganessentials.com. For restaurant owners and operators interested in MATCH® Meats for foodservice, please be in touch for more information.