SEE HOW delicious meals ARE made with Hungry Planet plant-based meats!

Welcome! As you begin working with our premium plant-based meats for the first time, please take a few minutes to watch some of the introductory videos below. These short videos and cooking tips provide important insight on how to handle and prepare Hungry Planet Meats.

Please keep in mind that our plant-based meats are formulated by culinary professionals for culinary professionals. Our meats have a mild / neutral flavor profile so that they will carry your signature seasonings just as with conventional meat. Hungry Planet Meats are formulated to let your talents, personality and taste shine!

43 seconds: Chef Freddie shows chefs from university foodservice how easy it is to make Hungry Planet plant-based crab cakes!

1 minute 49 seconds: Hungry Planet Beef™ can be formed into meatballs without any binders.

1 minute 54 seconds: Season Hungry Planet Beef™ to make delicious tacos.

20 seconds: A delicious 100% plant-based chicken patty full of flavor!

1 minute 29 seconds: A quick and easy vegetarian recipe idea!

3 minutes 28 seconds: Chef Nancy Weiss, Director of Food Service for Santa Barbara Unified School District, prepares a Chicken Chile Verde Burrito with Hungry Planet™ plant protein!

1 minute 9 seconds: Hungry Planet Foundation is partnering with Santa Barbara Unified School District to bring plant-based meats to school lunches.

Our recipe for Gooey Louie burgers was featured in Kathy Freston and Bruce Friedrich's book Clean Protein!


Click here to download the recipe! 

Cooking with Hungry Planet Premium Plant-Based Meats

Chef Tips & Procedures

Similar to traditional meat, Hungry Planet Meats™ can be baked, sautéed, grilled, deep fried, seared, or blackened. Hungry Planet Meats™ have low flavor profiles (except our sausage and chorizo), allowing chefs to season and use in any recipe they desire. Hungry Planet Meats™ are low in fat, so please use a nonstick well-oiled cooking surface. Cook to an internal temperature of 160℉ for optimal texture and serve fresh and hot.

Further Cooking Guidelines

  • Hungry Planet Meats™ come frozen. Remove bags from case and place in refrigerator to thaw overnight. Keep highly chilled until cooking and ensure product never comes to room temperature. Once a bag has been opened, use within 5-7 days.

  • Hungry Planet Meats™ will dry out just like traditional meat if overcooked; it’s only necessary to cook to temperature.

  • Hungry Planet Meats™ should be seasoned. For salt in particular, use 15-30% less than you would in a traditional meat recipe. Our Chef uses 1 tsp of salt per pound of plant-based meat.

  • Use oil or wet your hands with cold water when forming highly chilled plant-based meat. Oil the cooking surface generously so the meat does not stick.

  • Egg is not necessary for binding.

  • When cooking Hungry Planet Meats™ for use in recipes like lasagna, pasta sauce, soup etc., season the bulk product and sauté in oil, over medium heat. Work quickly, breaking up into desired size as you cook. Within minutes the meat will brown and crisp nicely. Then use in your desired application.

  • For large scale applications, highly chilled Hungry Planet Meats™ can be spread onto an oiled sheet pan and browned in a convection oven. Cook at 350℉ for 8-10 minutes or until the plant-based meat starts to crisp up and reaches an internal temperature of 160℉. Our chicken and pork can then be cut on the bias for wraps, stir fries etc. and our red meats can be broken into chunks or crumbles for chili, soup, bolognese sauce, etc.

  • If you want to incorporate vegetables in your recipes, use roasted vegetables or raw vegetables sparingly. Raw vegetables release a lot of moisture, which softens the food.

  • For use in casseroles where sauces, fresh vegetables, pastas, etc. are used in combination, remember that the plant-based meat is dense and fibrous and will absorb a good amount of moisture. You may want to add a little more liquid than normal.

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