My initial reaction to this Lean Cuisine limited edition creation was, “home come this isn’t a regular option?”. To date this is probably my favorite Lean Cuisine ready meal that I’ve tasted. I’m not sure if the company is scared of the general reception to the more exotic ingredients and flavors, but they’re a it for me.
The tomato based sauce’s flavor is warm but not spicy – think paprika, cinnamon and ginger; that’s ably supported onions and raisins throughout, adding a little extra sweetness. Chickpeas and potato add texture and heft, while the accompanying cous cous base is a definite enjoyable change of pace over the usual rice or potato found in instant meals. Remarkably it all cooks up perfectly too.
The sauce is stuffed with minimal amounts of beef, but honestly, what do you expect for the price (see below). What beef there is, is lean and happily free of gristle. All in a all a fun little box of flavor. Here’s hoping they remove the limited edition sticker and sell this year round!
Lean Cuisine Marketplace Moroccan-Style Spiced Beef – what’s in the box?
Inside the cardboard packaging you’ll find the meal in a standard microwave safe plastic box.
Lean Cuisine Marketplace Moroccan-Style Spiced Beef
Here’s the finished article, as ever, not quite as pretty as the box:
Lean Cuisine Marketplace Moroccan-Style Spiced Beef – cooking instructions, nutrition
As with all Lean Cuisine meals, they’re hard to fault on the nutrition side. Cooking wise, this ones a cinch too:
Lean Cuisine Marketplace Moroccan-Style Spiced Beef – ingredients
Lean Cuisine Marketplace Moroccan-Style Spiced Beef – what’s a fair price?
Like much of the Lean Cuisine range I picked these up for a mere $2.50 at Walmart, definitely a fair price.