“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Beef „
I went to my mates today to see her and her baby and drop off a late Xmas pressie for the baby, it doesn't matter that it was 5 days late as he's only 3 months old and doesn't understand! lol While I was there she started on about some quest she's been on to try as many of the supermarket cheapo brands as she could, she's found some proper bargains like the rest of us and asked if I wanted to stay for some lunch because she was trying a new Tesco Value ready meal out.
As soon as I saw it was Corned Beef Hash I knew I'd not like it, my mum makes a wicked Hash and I also like the tinned one from Princes even though it's not much like a Hash. Even on the box this Value one looked manky and I couldn't think of an excuse to not have any so I settled down with a plate of..... slop!!!
It is proper sloppy when it's cooked and isn't really a corned beef hash, it's more like a shepherds pie with corned beef instead of mince under a load of mashed potato. Well, I THINK it was potato anyway because even though it looked like potato it didn't taste of it much!
The bottom layer of meat tastes a bit of corned beef but it's so sloppy and slimey in texture, I can taste onion in it too and the sauce it's in has got a bit of a tomato taste. The main flavour though is salt, I think the corned beef part of the Hash is mega salty and I had to keep sipping my drink while I was eating. There doesn't seem like there's a lot of meat in it at all and the sloppyness made me feel a bit sick because it's proper sticky and weird to get down.
The potato is horrible. My mate said that on the box it says it's fresh mashed potato but I don't think it is. It has browned nice in the oven and the very top layer is quite nice but the more potato you eat the more it tastes like that rank instant stuff. It's not buttery or creamy at all and has got the same sort of sticky texture as the meat layer.
My mate said she paid 85p for this Corned Beef Hash and she agrees with me that it was pure nasty! lol I sat shoving it round my plate because I didn't want to offend her and then in the finish she commented about how disgusting it was herself.... and then I could admit that I felt the same! lol
Deffo not recommended!!!