Lean Cuisine Gluten Free Ranchero Braised Beef Frozen Meal
When I read on Twitter that Lean Cuisine was introducing several new Gluten Free frozen meals, I literally went straight to Kroger to grab one… as in one of each.
Before I had to start eating gluten free, I was on a first name basis with Lean Cuisine frozen meals. I frequently had either their spaghetti or cheese ravioli meals for lunch and savored every bite.
The first gluten free Lean Cuisine meal I tried was the Ranchero Braised Beef and this proved to be a mistake. Why? Because now I don’t want to move away from this one long enough to try the others!
Seriously. This is quite possibly the best frozen meal I’ve ever had. I can’t possibly tell you how delicious the flavors are, which is frustrating because I really want you to know.
I will allow you this – the description of this exceptional meal might not appeal to everyone. I happen to be sweet potatoes’ most avid fangirl, so it sounds like culinary Heaven to me, “Braised beef in a spicy red chile sauce served with a side of chipotle mashed sweet potatoes.”
Yes, please and thank you very much!
But here’s the thing, the combination of flavors is out of this world – the red sauce is full of wonderful deliciousness that defies reason. The beef is more tender than any beef has a right to be and, also filled with flavor.
As for the sweet potatoes, they are actually the PERFECT choice to accompany the beef and hella good sauce because they bring their own humble, delicate, and sweet flavor which proves to be a perfect fit.
The sweet potatoes are Ricky to the Beef’s Lucy. Match made in Heaven.
The picture on the box shows the beef and sauce on the mashed sweet potatoes and, around the fifth or sixth time I had this meal (told you I was obsessed), I arranged it on my plate just like they depict on the box. I even added a couple of pickled jalapeno slices and it looked beautiful.
I fully intended to take a picture… but… um… it looked so delicious I dove right in. What can I say? My hunger drowned out my intentions.
Lean Cuisine has a very impressive line of gluten free frozen meals (See Lean Cuisine’s Gluten Free Frozen Meals) and I will be trying each and every one. Everything Lean Cuisine makes is uncommonly delicious, so I know they’ll each be outstanding. I’ll review each one I try here on the food blog.
Of course, I’ll be trying each one with the Ranchero Braised Beef served in between them. Again, I just can’t tell you how much flavor is in this meal!
It’s the perfect size for a great lunch or even a dinner for most of us – especially if you have a salad on the side.
I hope you’ll grab the Lean Cuisine Gluten Free Meals and check them out. If you love flavor, start with the Ranchero Braised Beef – you will NOT be sorry.