Nov 30, 2012

Frozen Friday: Hormel - Beef Roast Au Jus

Hormel's Beef Roast Au Jus is a simple, microwaveable dinner solution of a seasoned beef roast with juices. You just add a side or two and you're good to go.

A 15-ounce package costs about $6.99.

The beef came in several pieces in a vacuum-sealed bag. It's easy enough to cook: you just set the microwave and wait. Be careful cutting it open after though as there's quite a bit of steam and you don't want to get burned.

This turned out a whole lot better than I expected. I was a little apprehensive after my sub-par experience with Hormel's Chicken Breast & Gravy Compleats, so expectations were decidedly low.

Still, the beef turned out pretty well! It was somewhat tender, beefy, and just slightly seasoned. The aus jus added  a salty and slightly tangy flavor. It tastes like a decently braised piece of meat.

I had it with some homemade mashed potatoes and ate happily. I probably should have steamed some vegetables to throw in, but oh well.

Nutritional Info - Hormel Beef Roast Au Jus (140g)
Serving Size - 5 oz
Calories - 180 (from Fat - 70)
Fat - 8g (Saturated Fat - 3.5g)
Sodium - 550mg
Carbs - 4g (Sugar - 4g)
Protein - 24g


  1. The hunks of dead cow look appealing.

    Real mashed potatoes are delightful.

    I am curious as to how much the meat and juice would weigh by themselves.

    My innate mistrust of all things "corporate" makes me wonder if the declared 15 ounces is for the entire unit, including the outer package and inner product container.

  2. I buy the chicken breasts in gravy one. They are all $4.98 at my local Walmart. Add some potatoes and corn and it's an easy, quick meal.


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