Friday, 24 October 2014

Asda Simply Roast In The Tray




Asda have a new Simply Roast In The Tray Beef and sent me some to find out if it was simple.

I did have a few doubts

I spent many Sundays feeling grumpy about the cost of a joint of beef, buying all the trimmings, spending ages in the kitchen to end up with tough string slices of beef, you could actually use for a boot sole. So I cook it a certain way, buying the right meat for the job and would never just put it straight into the oven. 

But last Sunday I did. In fact with this topside joint, you only remove the cardboard sleeve.

You can of course remove all the packaging and put it in a roasting dish, but if time is of the essence and you want a guaranteed nice piece of beef, then it really works. Plus no washing up or a greasy tin. 

The bag and tray do not burn. 



 It does indeed cook the perfect beef joint – no mess, no fuss, slices so well and plenty to go around for 4 and a few slices over for a sandwich the next day.


Oh and the taste is really really good, no gristle, no chewing for ages, no grumpiness, the texture, melt in the mouth. I will definitely be trying out the rest of the range. There are briskets, silverside, garlic and herb and many more in the range. I will be trying the Peppercorn beef joint this week.

I am happy that I can put together a roast dinner easily as with Granny, I cannot always guarantee the time for a Sunday dinner. For me the beef joints are brilliant.


Try it with the recipe for The Best Ever Yorkshire Puddings (Apparently)

I received the Simply Roast in the Tray joints from Asda in order to post this review, my opinions are my own.

11 comments:

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    \outl0\strokewidth0 \strokec2 Looks great! So much simpler than doing it completely by yourself and probably cheaper!

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  2. Oh yum this looks absolutely delicious - I know a man who would love to try this out and how easy to have it ready to bake! x

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  3. I can not believe how lovely this looks. Love a good old roast on a Sunday, will have to try this meat one Sunday when I do not have bags of time to prepare a roast. x

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  4. I've got one of these in the oven right now. First time I've tried it, so fingers crossed.

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  5. Love the sound of how easy this is and no washing up!

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  6. I was always sceptical about these too, but since reading your post, I'll have to give it a try.

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  7. Definitely worth a try! Anything that cuts down the work ... and the washing up! :)

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  8. looks tasty, I love anything that requires little effort, I hate cooking

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  9. Was there plenty of juices to make a gravy with?

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  10. looks a great result and doesn't take that long

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