Trader Joe's Beef Stroganoff Reviews
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To cap off our lovely Halloween, my friend and I stopped off at the Trader Joe's outpost here in Oak Park, IL. Instead of my usual, dazed approach, this time I was actually looking for something specific -- namely, the lovely, fully-cooked and shelf stable [Trader Joe's Roast Beef Hash] which my cousin [TunefulGal] had reviewed. Alas, such an item was not to be found here at least not on this day so I settled for a few other things. Resorting to the refrigerated heat-and-serve department, I selected a few items including ***Trader Joe's Beef Stroganoff with Pappardelle Pasta, Pearl Onions, and Mushrooms***. This dish was excellent and as far as I am concerned, T. J.'s has fully redeemed themselves after my keen disappointment in their earlier [Sirloin Tip Roast] .
**WHAT THIS IS:**
***Trader Joe's Beef Stroganoff ***consists of a bed of what they call Pappardelle Pasta which is actually the best egg noodles I have ever tasted in a commercially-prepared dish, topped off with a blend of tender, shredded (or "pulled") roast beef mixed with a sauce whose components include sour cream and Burgundy wine, along with Crimini mushrooms, pearl onions, and parsley. The package contains almost 16 ounces or two one-cup servings. Preparation consists of following the label directions for heating in the microwave. I found that peeling one corner of the plastic film back (as instructed) was impossible to do and I had to puncture it instead. Only after everything was heated could the plastic film be budged at all. (It's a minor point, I know, but I'm getting tired of things which are hard to open.)
One (1-cup) serving contains 380 calories with 140 calories from fat. There are 16 grams Total Fat, 5 grams Saturated Fat, zero Trans Fat, 115 mg. Cholesterol, **570 mg. Sodium(!), **32 grams Total Carbs, 3 grams Dietary Fiber, 6 grams Sugars, and **21 grams Protein**. Also included are **35% (D.V.) Vitamin A**, 4% Vitamin C, 6% Calcium, and **20% Iron.**
One cup of ***Trader Joe's Beef Stroganoff ***is very satisfying if rounded off with a serving of steamed green vegetable such as peas or broccoli and maybe a slice of two of fresh tomatoes.
***Trader Joe's Beef Stroganoff ***is too rich and high in sodium to eat three times a day but it is also rich enough in Protein, Vitamin A and Iron -- to say nothing of delicious taste and texture -- that I will be willing to alter the rest of what I eat during the day to accommodate this luxury dish now and then.