Hamburger receives more help -- ho, ho, ho

Rush-hour remedies

September 10, 1997|By Maria Hiaasen

* Item: Green Giant Create a Meal for Ground Beef

* What you get: 1 pound, 10 ounces, or 4 servings

* Cost: $3.39

* Preparation time: About 25 minutes, stovetop

* Review: The beef industry has launched a $72 million campaign to make red meat more convenient, so expect to see more burger-based dinner kits like these in your frozen food section. Let's hope they get better. I can recommend only one of Green Giant's four new beef Create a Meals-- the lasagna flavor. The pepper and zucchini slices in the mix add zing and nutrition. The homestyle beef stew is adequate, and to its credit, is loaded with potatoes, peas and carrots. Bypass the cheesy pasta & vegetables and beefy noodle varieties altogether. The Day-Glo orange cheese in the former tastes fake, and the flavor of the sauce in the beefy noodle reminded me of liver. Our family's only taker was the dog.

Pub Date: 9/10/97

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