Product Type: Fray Bentos Food
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MAKES A GREAT WEEKDAY MEAL.
Fray Bentos Steak and Kidney Pie
Member Name: bishopview
Fray Bentos Steak and Kidney Pie
Advantages: TASTY, CONVENIENT.
Disadvantages: A LITTLE STINGY ON THE FILLING.
You could walk into my house any day of the week, go into my kitchen cuboard and you will find atleast two of these fray bentos steak and kidney pies. For a busy family like ours I find these meat pies which come in a can are simply fantastic. They offer a quick and convenient base for a number of meals whether it's pie and chips or pie, veg potatoes and gravy. One thing is for sure these pies always satisfy as they are warm, hearty and flavoursome.
Other brands have jumped on the bandwagon and are now selling tinned pies, but this is one of those products that I would certainly be inclined to stick with this reputable brand. Fray bentos has been making these pies for generations. Which is evident in the rich and intense flavour of the gravy, the soft and succulent beef and the delicious if not a little sparse kidney. This is then all topped with the most delicious, light and satisfying puff pastry.
This pie is suppose to serve a family of four. However I don't think there is enough in these tins to give four adequate portions. I think that it is fair to say that one of these pies, is enough to provide a good two portions for adults.Whenever we eat this pie I always add a can of stewed steak to the meal as I find that this bulks out the filling and makes the pie go further.
The rich flavours accompanied by the delicious puff pastry is a real hearty treat. I always find this meal is great if I am feeling a bit run down or fed up. I suppose this is because it is a real comfort food.
These Fray bentos pies have quite a high calorific content. The nutritional values are written on the reverse side of the can. Although they are quite high in calorie and fat content, as part of a balanced meal they are really wholesome and satisfying. You won't be needing to head for the biscuit tin later in the evening because this pie does fill you up nicely.
The cost of these pies is around £1.70 which I think is exceptional value for money. You can make a real tasty weekday dinner with this pie. You would never get a joint of meat for £1.70! Also it is a really good quality pie. It is so tasty and flavoursome. The meat is not cheap or fatty. The pastry is well executed and always leaves you with a great satisfied feeling.If anything the filling in this pie could be a little more generous, however if you add a can of stewed steak you will find that there is ample to share.
Summary: YOU'LL NEVER GO WRONG WITH ONE OF THESE PIES IN THE CUBOARD.
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