Prime beef eye seasoned in a blend of natural peppers and spices.
Beef (74%), Water, Salt, Mineral Salt (451, 508, 452, 450), Dextrose (maize), Sugar, Tapioca Starch, Vegetable Gum (407a, 415), Acidity Regulators (262, 331), Antioxidant (301,316), Preservative (250), Spices, Natural Smoke Flavour
Made in New Zealand from local and imported ingredients. Gluten Free.
When I was a university student, I was permanently broke and permanently hungry. Just like every one of my friends! We quickly learned to make the most of the little cash we had and shared survival tips; as a result, not one of us succumbed to starvation and we all eventually graduated and moved on. Some foods were cheaper than others, so they were used as the base for all manner of meals - we were expert in discovering 101 new ways to cook an egg - and. amazingly, one of the cheapest sources of protein available at the time was good old beef.
I still use several of our home-generated recipes for beef, and one of my favourites is a simple lunch dish that was known in my circle as "Meat Sandwich"! How creative can you get? However, the lamb available to us then was too fatty to eat cold, and other meats were far too expensive to consider, so to us meat just meant beef. The process was straightforward. You used white bread as your base - as fresh and as thick as possible; added a generous smear of butter; then topped it with slices of precooked beef liberally sprinkled with chilli powder and a good shake of salt. It was served with large pieces of capsicum. And that was all - it was a meal in itself, and one enjoyed by every one of my student friends!
I replicated the recipe and it was just as good as I remembered it. The beef was already quite spicy, so I did not add any more chilli, but I did add a little salt. Because this product is fine cut, I added more than one slice of meat to each sandwich. Two slices were good, but three were even better. However, there is a surprising number of slices in each packet, so I was able to make several sandwiches to share with the family. They thought it was a little weird that I was preparing an "old school" lunch, but once they had tasted it, they approved. Miss Seven said she did not think it was too hot, while Mr Nine removed one of his slices from his sandwich as he thought two made it too hot. One was fine for him!
I would like to try this product with a fried rice recipe I have prepared in the past with roasted nuts on top. I can see that the spicy beef will go well with this recipe; it is originally a vegetarian dish made with rice, vegetables and butter. The combination is then grilled until the top forms a crust, and the nuts are added right at the end. I think that pieces of hot beef could replace the nuts to make a new flavour for the carnivores in our family. Can't wait to try it.
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