Tesco - Aberdeen Angus Beef

These Tesco Finest caught my eye as we were shopping recently in our local store and although they wouldn't have been my first choice generally given previous reviews, I thought we would give them a go any way!

Mostly beef sausages I will admit have a tendency to taste to me rather like burgers unfortunately.  So with these having Aberdeen Angus beef in them, and albeit a much better quality content probably than some we've tried, it was a bit of a disappointment that the beef burger taste was there all the same.  OK this may be harsh, but we are honest in what we say!

We noted that the packaging recommended these were best grilled. We chose pan fried as we normally do with all our sampling for consistency, and did get acceptable results I'm sure. 

Cooked up though you can't escape the fact that they are a good firm sausage (and no splits whatsoever which does make for a slight change) with a good medium texture.  The 76% meat inside natural pork casings, with some rusk, onion, black pepper, and nutmeg produces a succulent medium bite. Noticeably well peppered, and a pretty good sausage I must say.

A bit of weight loss in cooking agreed, and interestingly near consistent with the details provided on the packaging.

Probably I'm being hard about tasting like a burger, however we used the rest of them sliced up in a pasta dish (which was very good too), which prompted a comment from a junior member that to her they tasted rather like a beef meat ball.  Ho hum!

There you go, honest comments!  I'd say, worth a try yourself at that price...

Tesco Finest - Aberdeen Angus Beef    (Aug 2013)

Here's the sample details:
110x27mm before cooking, 100x27mm after.
75g before cooking, 56g after.
That's a shrinkage of approx 9% & weight loss of approx 25%.
6 sausages in a 454g pack 2.50 [offer price] (approx 5.50/kg)





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