Aug 27, 2010

Frozen Friday: Hungry-Man - Chopped Beef Steak

Hungry-Man Chopped Beef Steak box
Hungry-Man frozen dinners recently re-packaged some of their frozen dinners as "Pub Favorites" i.e. pub grub. My local Ralph's supermarket had a great deal on Hungry-Man dinners, which normally run between $3 and $4. They were selling them for only $1.49! One of the ones that I bought was the Chopped Beef Steak which features grilled beef patties in an onion beef gravy, seasoned roast potatoes, and green beans with bacon.

Let me start out by saying I am not a Hungry-Man, a pound of food is a bit much for me so I typically split one of theses with one of the siblings. That being said, this is one of the better frozen dinners I've had lately.
Hungry-Man Chopped Beef Steak cooked
The beef patties just taste and look like Salisbury steak to me, except they have nice grill marks. It's not as good as forming and grilling your own, but then again, it's a lot faster and cheaper to make. The meat was juicy and had the requisite coarse texture. It's missing a nice crust from grilling or searing but hey, that's what you sacrifice with microwave cooking.
Hungry-Man Chopped Beef Steak close up
The gravy tastes like the same thin brown gravy as Salisbury steak, except with onions in it. The potatoes were soft, seasoned, and not too salty. Adding bacon to the green beans was a nice touch; it adds a nice bacon flavor that meshed well with the green beans. I would have loved it if the bacon was crispy, but again, this is microwave cooking.

Overall, I enjoyed Swanson's Hungry-Man Chopped Beef Steak dinner and whatever shortcomings it had stemmed more from the medium than the dish itself.

Nutritional Info - Hungry-Man Chopped Beef Steak (16 ounces)
Calories - 570 (from Fat - 290)
Fat - 33g (Saturated Fat - 14g)
Sodium - 1720 mg
Carbs - 39g (Sugar - 6g)
Protein - 31g


  1. you don't get enough food for the money that is charged!

  2. Every time I've gone to pubs, they have always had this on the menu.......stupid name.


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