Vegetarian meat is usually a store-bought frozen or refrigerated food made from soy, wheat gluten, vegetables, or a combination of those three main ingredients. Here are the results of our taste test of meat-replacement burgers, including the Impossible burger, Beyond Burger, and more. Now that we’ve driven that play-on-words into the ground, let’s talk the best of the best of these products! Plant-based burgers that mimic meat are all the rage these days. All products … These meat substitutes are usually shaped, prepared, spiced, and colored to resemble real meat… That's right, the meat aisle! With 2017 officially being the year of the vegan – thank you, Simon Amstell – there are more tasty meat-free products than ever for us to get our lips around. And unlike the fake meats that are often relegated into the vegan section, the newest crop of plant-based options are found in the meat aisle at your local supermarket. Consumers buy faux meat products for a variety of reasons: “faux” health purposes, “faux” expanding one’s vegetarian/vegan recipe repertoire, or “faux” the occasional Meatless Monday. But which one tastes best? Why it's great: It’s tough to mimic the texture and mouthfeel of ground beef, but pea protein isolate or textured pea protein nails it pretty well.According to Desiree Nielsen, R.D., some …