Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Frozen Lunch Review: Ranchero Braised Beef

Okay - let me say - most frozen meals are bland. I understand - they're feeding the masses - so it's what they have to do.

But let me say - if you like a little spicy - I found the one for you!!!!




Here are my notes:
  • Flavor - Spicy!! It's not too spicy to eat by any means but just the fact that it's spicy at all is a miracle! Even the sweet potatoes are spicy! A coworker recommended this and mentioned it had some flavor but I'm shocked by how much - for a frozen entree - good stuff! 
  • Meat - the chunks of braised beef are very tender and there's ample sauce. The portion of beef is a little skimpy but not too bad. 
  • Cooking - This is one of those "cook for 3 minutes then stir and cook 2 more" - I never do that - I just did 4:40 and it was just right. 
  • Cost - $2.99 (no sale, no coupons)
  • Nutrition - 240 calories, 4 grams fat, 540 mg sodium
  • Allergens - milk
  • Fullness Factor - due to the (in my mind) skimpy meat - I'll probably need my cracker snack this afternoon...but not too bad

All in all - very pleased with this one - not as good as my Mushroom Mezzaluna Ravioli but it definitely will be added to the rotation. 






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