• Costco 44th Street Entree Slow Braised Beef Pot Roast in Rich Gravy

    Costco 44th Street Entree Slow Braised Beef Pot Roast in Rich Gravy

    Perfect polar vortex comfort food!

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    It’s been freezing cold here lately, so today we’re talking about a polar vortex comfort food: pot roast. Specifically, the The 44th Street Slow Braised Pot Roast in Rich Gravy.

    The 44th Street Slow Braised Pot Roast in Rich Gravy is really tasty and tender. I found a few pieces of fat in my beef when eating it, but they were easy to remove because the meat is so tender that it just falls apart. You’ll notice when you take the roast out of the package there are white pieces of fat on it; I removed those prior to cooking the pot roast (which was also easy to do). The gravy is thick and delicious and definitely goes well with the beef. You can eat the gravy with your sides (like fries or potatoes), so that’s an added bonus! Overall, the roast and gravy makes for a delicious comfort meal. I would dare say it almost tastes homemade.

    Costco 44th Street Entree Slow Braised Beef Pot Roast in Rich Gravy

    Costco 44th Street Entree Slow Braised Beef Pot Roast in Rich Gravy

    This is an item that’s best bought on sale. I know that’s true for everything, but the size/cost ratio isn’t great for this. If given the chance, my husband could probably eat a whole roast himself because they aren’t very big. If you serve it with sides, you could probably serve two to four adults, but I don’t think you’d have a lot of leftovers. The regular price for the 44th Street Slow Braised Beef Pot Roast in Gravy is $19.99 Canadian, but I’ve seen it on sale for $15.99 Canadian. That’s still a bit on the pricey side in my eyes, so I treat these more as a convenient treat than a regular staple. You’re definitely paying for the convenience of not having to slow braise your own pot roast from scratch.

    Costco 44th Street Entree Slow Braised Beef Pot Roast in Rich Gravy

    Costco 44th Street Entree Slow Braised Beef Pot Roast in Rich Gravy

    The 44th Street Slow Braised Beef Pot Roast in Rich Gravy is probably the most convenient pot roast I’ve ever come across. The roast comes pre-cooked and vacuum-sealed in a plastic package with the gravy, so all that’s required is cutting open the packaging and popping it in the microwave or oven. You also have the option to boil it in the bag. I prefer using the oven personally. Please note that you can’t put the black plastic tray in the box in your oven as it will melt. It’s safe to use in the microwave though. Anyway, the only downside that I can see from a convenience standpoint is that you can’t cook your sides along with the roast like you normally would when making pot roast in a slow cooker.

    Costco 44th Street Entree Slow Braised Beef Pot Roast in Rich Gravy Nutrition

    Costco 44th Street Entree Slow Braised Beef Pot Roast in Rich Gravy Nutrition

    Nutritionally, a quarter of the pot roast contains 240 calories, 15 grams of fat, one gram of sugar, 25 grams of protein and 500 milligrams of sodium. The entire pot roast is only 960 calories, so you can kind of see where I’m coming from when I say my husband could eat the entire thing himself! Overall the numbers aren’t that bad if you limit your portion size. You get a good amount of protein in only one quarter of the roast, so that’s good. People who are watching their fat or sodium intake might want to be aware of the relatively high numbers in those categories. Also, some of the ingredients might pose problems for people with certain food sensitivities: it contains wheat, soy and milk.

    Costco 44th Street Entree Slow Braised Beef Pot Roast in Rich Gravy

    Costco 44th Street Entree Slow Braised Beef Pot Roast in Rich Gravy

    If I can get a 44th Street Slow Braised Beef Pot Roast in Rich Gravy on sale, I’ll pick one up as a convenient treat once or twice a year for nights where I want a quick comfort meal. I definitely have to make sides with it though, because even though there are only two of us, I find that one pot roast isn’t quite as much meat as we would normally eat with a meal like this. If you love pot roast but have a busy life and are looking for something comparable to the homemade version, I highly recommend trying this as it is quite tasty!

    Taste: 8/10

    Cost: 6/10

    Convenience: 9/10

    Nutrition: 6/10

    Have you tried this? What did you think? Do you have a recipe for homemade pot roast?

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