Hoorah I’m on time this week, for the first time for ages! This week’s is Asda Beef Chilli and Wedges, a ready meal that my mother is quite fond of. Again to go with my mince and potato addiction I thought this was appropriate. Remember if you have a ready meal you’d like me to review get in touch.
My mother has ordered this for a few months and really enjoyed it, the big question is would I? Well yes I did, it didn’t set my world alight but it it was quite nice. The box described it as
Rich and spicy minced beef chilli with red kidney beans served Salmon pieces in a savoury sauce, covered with a our crispy potato wedges.
Again, I wasn’t overly impressed with the potatoes, they weren’t as crispy as I’d have liked but I think that’s a ready meal thing as this seems to be a running theme. This is a hat trick of poor potatoes, they weren’t shocking just not quite as I’d expected them to be. I had a chat with “the special one” (Heather, my sister 😉 ) recently and she’s been experiencing the same with potatoes in ready meals.
The cooking times for this Ready Meal were excellent it covers 700W, 800W and 900W microwaves. It can often be confusing when they don’t cover so may options, my microwave is 700W and quite often meals only give cooking instructions for 850W and 950W microwaves so you’ve got to do your Carol Vorderman impression to work out cooking times. In fact all the cooking instructions on this box were excellent so big congratulations to Asda for that (see below)
This has an improved recipe and boasts the fact that it is less than 400 calories, for a better break down on the nutritional values of this dish and its ingredients see the pictures below.
Now on the chilli scale I’d say this was a probably a four – five out of ten but my mother who is not such a fan of heat thought it was a six (out of ten). It’s quite a tomatoey sauce and the balance of heat is great, the mince isn’t chewy either which is always a bonus.
I’d eat this again but wouldn’t rush for it, I’m not a massive fan of potato skin so therefore not a big fan of wedges. I’m going to start rating these ready meals out of ten…. I’d give this (wait for it…. Who Wants To Be a Millionaire Style Pause)
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