MamaMancini's Holdings, Inc., East Rutherford, N.J., entered into a strategic partnership with Beyond Meat, Inc., El Segundo, Calif., to introduce a new line of fully cooked authentic Italian foods using Beyond Meat’s plant-based Beyond Beef.

New products will include Beyond Beef Meatballs & Sauce in several sizes, as well as vegan and gluten-free-based Spaghetti and Beyond Beef Meatball Pasta Bowls.

“Plant-based meat is one of the fastest growing trends in the food industry, and Beyond Meat is leading the revolution,” says Carl Wolf, chairman and CEO of MamaMancini’s Holdings. “Beyond Beef was the perfect choice for our new bowls as it offers the same juicy, meaty texture as beef with the benefits of plant-based proteins. Our partnership will expand our current line of healthy products, and enable us to penetrate new markets with customers looking to expand their protein options.”

“MamaMancini’s produces homestyle, old-world Italian food with recipes passed down from Dan Mancini’s grandmother. She would be honored to know that this new ingredient not only tastes great, but [also] helps address concerns related to human health, climate change, resource conservation and animal welfare. We are looking forward to a long-term partnership with Beyond Meats.”

"We are looking forward to the new products MamaMancini’s is creating that include our delicious plant-based proteins,” says Tim Smith, vice president of foodservice sales, North America, Beyond Meat. “Their large distribution network will help deliver Beyond Meat’s product into homes across the country, allowing customers to experience the appeal and taste of iconic Italian food with a more sustainable alternative ingredient.”