The pros: Trader Joe's Braised Beef Roast with Demi Glace is super tender beef, extremely flavorful sauce, highly recommend. I see no point in making this dish myself.
The cons: None come to mind. This was a very well done dish.
The verdict: For $13.99 , this is an absolutely awesome dish and a time saver. Braising any meat takes hours, this took about 20 minutes. It was fall apart tender and the demi glace is something you'll want to spoon over some mashed potatoes. The gravy is well seasoned. The beef was a very tender braise that felt like you had done the cooking yourself. While not cheap, it's worth the almost $14 for a roast that's fully cooked (and to perfection) with a demi glace. I have repurchased this item several times since trying it for the first time. It's well done and a time saver.
Here is the visual rundown of what you can expect if you purchase this product. My final thoughts follow the pictures.
The box of Trader Joe's Braised Beef Roast with Demi Glace in the refrigerated section:
The nutritional information:
How to prepare:
What you get out of the box:
Out of the oven served with some of Trader Joe's Roasted Potatoes with Peppers and Onions:
Trader Joes Braised Beef Roast with Demi Glace was one of my favorite items in the refrigerated section. It was as tender as a fall off the bone short rib. Keep in mind I did this in the oven, I'm not entirely sure you would get the same results in the microwave. The demi glace was a terrific compliment to the beef. It would also be terrific over some mashed potatoes. If you enjoy a good beef dinner, then this is absolutely worth a try.
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