Lean Cuisine Sweet Sriracha Braised Beef Review

Lean Cuisine Sweet Sriracha Braised Beef

It’s no coincidence that many of our favorite frozen meals contain sriracha sauce. That sweet, spicy sauce is a wonderful treat, and we’re always willing to try a meal with sriracha sauce in it. So we were looking forward to see what Lean Cuisine could do with the stuff in their Sweet Sriracha Braised Beef.

Typically, sriracha is a pretty spicy sauce, but this sauce isn’t quite as potent as the name might suggest. You can see that this lacks the bright red color of the sriracha sauce you’re probably familiar with — the one that comes in the bottle with the rooster on it. That’s because here the sauce is mixed with a honey beef broth. That makes it less spicy but extra sweet. Still, this is one of the spicier frozen meals we’ve tried, so if you don’t like a bit of kick to your meals, you might want to avoid this.

The beef isn’t perfect, but it tastes fine. It’s tougher than we’d have liked, but it does have a nice stringy beef texture to it. It’s also a little dry, but this is a problem that can be easily fixed by mixing each cut of beef into the sriracha sauce. And the sauce is a great complement to the beef here, so overall the flavor is pretty great.

Lean Cuisine Sweet Sriracha Braised Beef

The veggies may look a little sad, but they actually taste pretty good. The broccoli is loaded with flavor. The snap peas have an off-putting texture but taste great. The bell peppers are a bit mushy but also have a nice flavor. The sriracha sauce definitely raises the sweetness level as well, which really works with this veggie combo.

This is a meal that truly lives up to the “Lean” part of the Lean Cuisine brand name at only 180 calories (45 from fat). It’s also gluten free. it does contain about 550 mg of sodium, which isn’t all that bad for a frozen meal but it’s still a little high. If you need to watch your sodium levels, be very careful with frozen food.

Lean Cuisine’s Sweet Sriracha Braised Beef is tasty and spicy. While the low calorie count makes it appealing, it also might not fill you up entirely without adding some sort of side dish and a tall glass of cold milk. That said, we liked this frozen food more than we expected to.

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Lean Cuisine Sweet Sriracha Braised Beef

Lean Cuisine Sweet Sriracha Braised Beef