Time for a quick review of the new tinned vegan bolognese from Tesco. This is a really convenient product, and, as far as we know, the only tinned vegan mince you can get. But is it worth buying?
The bolognese takes about three minutes heat up in a pan or the microwave, and makes a great speedy meal along with some quick-cook pasta. Perfect for weekday lunchtimes or busy evenings.
The mince is similar in texture to dried soya mince, but without any of the effort of soaking beforehand. There’s no chewiness, which can be a problem with dried soya mince. Carrot, pepper and mushroom are included, and you get some good sized pieces, as you can see above.
Taste-wise, the bolognese is pretty good. It’s not as nice as homemade, but perfectly good and you can easily add extra seasoning. Because the flavour is quite mild, you could use a few tins of this as a base for meals like shepherd’s pie or chilli, and add extra vegetables, herbs and spices. If you don’t have much freezer space, it’s a nice alternative to bulky bags of frozen mince, and takes less time to cook.
We’d definitely recommend buying a tin or two of this to keep in the cupboard – you never know when it might come in handy.
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