Would give this no stars if possible. Tasteless pieces of what seems like reconstituted meat, with a very odd texture, in a tasteless sauce. This was so bad it went straight in the bin. The potatoes tasted strange, and somewhat stale. Why add the tomatoes ? Basically the whole thing was a waste and we opted for beans on toast that night.
Fab Ready Meal
This is absolutely delicious. Best cooked in the oven opposed to the microwave.
LOT OF FAFFING FOR 1 READY MEAL!
Double edged sword with this one! Overall it's tasty, and pretty good quality. The downside is having to 'roast' the spuds separately - grrr! Remove film and put spuds on roasting tray (I put them on it whilst it was heating up, then turned them after) ;) The two token cherry tomatoes were halved and put in with the main meal. Then put whole thing in oven??? I cut tray in half first ;) It tasted pretty good - but the dinky tomatoes were sharp and acidic, so not really any use at all! Beef was lovely and tender, and gravy was plentiful and tasty too. It does need some peas or beans etc as well! Yes I'd have it again willingly, but it's not a 'ready meal' at all :(
I have had this meal many times before but to now call it the Finest well it definately is not any more ! every single piece of meat in this meal was disgusting ! fatty tasting but tough as old boots so i paid for some potatoes gravy and a very few hard carrot pieces ...i even regret eating them as i have had a bad stomach since ! dread to think if i had eaten the meat ! i buy lots of the Finest meals but finding they are going down hill in my book ....when they are this bad and called the Finest well Tesco you need to step up the Quality control big time ! wont be buying ever again !
Really tasty sauce
I have had this several times and it has been consistently good. There always a decent amount of lean tender beef and the sauce is really really tasty. it does need some extra veg to bulk it out a little and I add a few extra tomatoes with bit of balsamic drizzled on, but in my opinion is decent portion. One thing I would say though is to put the potatoes in ten minutes before adding the sauce as otherwise they tend not to be done and size of potatoes is odd some large some diddy.
Disappointed, the actual sauce was good with flavour, unfortunately the meat was very tough some couldn't even be cut with knife because it was rubbery, finest it is not maybe I should have zapped in microwave but chose to cook in oven as recommended, tomatoes bought nothing to the dish, buttersquash was hard,potatoes not bad turned out crispy, Finest need to do lot better with the beef in this dish.
Was good - but not any more!
I have bought this product many times & enjoyed it but last time both packs contained tough meat & gristle and the sauce was flavourless. I don't know if the salt/sugar content & meat supplier has altered recently but I won't be buying it again.
This dish should be called Rosemary Potatoes with
This dish should be called Rosemary Potatoes with Chianti Beef, If You Can Any! Nevertheless by adding two Yorkshire puddings and Spinach, I made a five star meal. Will re-order but surely if this is Tesco’s Finest the description should fit the contents. Will they take any notice? I have my doubts.
I purchased this ready meal with my last order. S
I purchased this ready meal with my last order. Sadly neither myself or husband could eat the meat. Not sure what beef was used but I have extremely sharp teeth and ccan usually munch through anything. I had to give up on this though. Kind regards Judy Bryson
When it's good it is worth at least 4 stars - good
When it's good it is worth at least 4 stars - good flavours and the microwaved roast potatoes aren't bad. It should be eaten with separate veg to help soak up the sauce. However, the quality of the meet is very variable. A year ago, it was usually tender. Recently, it is often tough and just not good enough for a finest meal. However, sometimes it is fine. Get your quality control sorted!