Fake meats may be hot right now, but they are also very expensive. What’s the secret to getting a good quality, healthy alternative to a real beef tenderloin or steak that costs several hundred dollars a pound? Fake meat tastes good because it isn’t made from beef at all. Instead, it is made from chicken, pork or duck. It’s called faux meats because of the animal that it’s derived from, not because it’s actually the real thing. The meat in this case is often considered to be healthy because it’s lower in fat and sodium.