Product Type: Quorn Ready Meals
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Low Fat And Tastes Great!
Member Name: CheekyCharlie08
Advantages: Made a yummy bolognese; Lower in calories and fat than beef mince
Disadvantages: You don't get the rich meaty flavour
I tried this for the first time today in a bolognese and I've got to say I'm dead impressed with it. It comes frozen in a 300g bag and the wicked thing is you can put it in the pan while it's still frozen and it still only takes about 15 mins to cook with the bolognese sauce. It's a vegetarian food but is also good for people who are trying to lose weight because 100g of Quorn Mince has only got 94 calories and 2g fat so you could have the whole of this 300g bag and it's still got less calories in it than beef mince.
It doesn't look all that nice when it first starts unthawing because there are shedloads of ice crystals in it and it just looks a bit pale and manky, it only took a couple of minutes for the heat under the saucepan to start breaking it up though and then it just looked like any other mince I've used. Once the sauce was in with it you'd no way guess that this was going to be a vegetarian bolognese, the only thing that might give the game away is that there isn't a rich beefy smell coming out of the saucepan.
You CAN taste a difference but it's not all that obvious. The Quorn mince is a bit softer than beef and it's also spongier when you eat it, there is no QUORN flavour because the bolognese covered that up and the only problem for me is that being a meat eater I missed the actual taste of the beef mince in my bolognese. For vegetarians though I reckon this would be wicked because they haven't got the choice of whether to use beef or not and I bet since this Quorn Mince came out they've been enjoying their bologneses again! lol
My mum has just said that she used it before in a cottage pie as an experiment to see if we'd like it or not, she never told us and the only one who noticed was my dad and she reckons that was only because he saw the Quorn bag in the bin. lol I don't remember it so I must had eaten it and enjoyed it as much as usual anyway. Thinking about it I reckon the Quorn Mince would go better in cottage pie and stuff like that because you can make up a proper meaty gravy and then nobody would notice that it was actually a meat free dinner.
Recommended!!! This is a mega low fat alternative to beef mince and can be used in all sorts of different dinners, I'll deffo be buying it again because even though I'm not a vegetarian it's always good when you find a low fact product that is actually as good as the version that contains loads more calories and fat.
Summary: Yummy, Yummier Than I Thought It Would Be Actually!
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