For many years, I have been a big fan of canned Chef Boyardee Beef Ravioli. There have been plenty of occasions when my dinner was a can of Chef Boyardee Beef Ravioli along with a side dish and I’ve always been pleased with the product. This reasonably – priced product is very convenient and the well – textured pasta pillows are similar to restaurant – style ravioli. Presented here, is one food writer’s product review of Chef Boyardee Beef Ravioli.
The net weight of the standard – sized container of Chef Boyardee Beef Ravioli is 15 ounces. According to the product label, the container holds about two servings. Depending on how hungry I am, sometimes half of a can of this ravioli is enough to satisfy my appetite, while at other times, I can eat a full can of this ravioli and still be hungry. In physical size, this container is roughly the same size as most standard – sized cans of vegetables, beans and other items.
The regular retail price charged for one 15 ounce can of Chef Boyardee Beef Ravioli at Hartford, Connecticut area supermarkets is approximately $1. I think that this price is very reasonable, especially considering the great flavor, pleasant texture and overall high quality that the product possesses.
This brand of canned ravioli features a nice texture that is not too soft and not too hard. The pasta pillows are cooked close to al – dente status, meaning they are fairly firm and maintain a sense of bite. The beef filling in these pasta pouches is finely – ground, but not mushy and the tomato and meat sauce is pretty thick and full of body. All put together, these components form a tasty product that offers a very nice mouth – feel.
Chef Boyardee Beef Ravioli contains 240 calories, with 70 calories from fat, per one cup (244 gra m) serving. This excellent canned ravioli also contains 3 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams trans fat, 8 grams total fat, 15 mg of cholesterol, 900 mg of sodium, 350 mg of potassium, 35 grams total carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber, 5 grams of sugars and 8 grams of protein, per one cup serving.
Taste / Flavor
One of my favorite foods is tomato sauce, specifically marinara and bolognese (meat) pasta sauces. The sauce that bathes these raviolis is actually quite flavorful for a canned pasta sauce. The almost – al dente pasta is clean tasting and the mildly – spiced beef filling works well with the other ingredients.
When I ate a can of Chef Boyardee Beef Ravioli last week, I had a small salad and bread with it. The meal was very good and I enjoyed it very much. While it is not homemade or restaurant – prepared, this pasta in a can tastes pretty good.
Chef Boyardee Beef Ravioli is packaged in a standard – type metal can. The can is easy to open, by means of the convenient pull tab – opener on the lid of the can. Be careful pulling the tab, however. If you pull too hard, some of the contents will splash out.
The can features a largely – red label with an illustration of Chef Boyardee and a close – up illustration of the enclosed product. The rear label also lists all pertinent ingredient and nutritional information.
This canned beef ravioli is actually a very good product. It is convenient and reasonably – priced and it offers a great taste and pleasing texture. When enjoyed with a salad, vegetables or garlic bread, Chef Boyardee Beef Ravioli becomes a very flavorful meal. This product is normally stocked and sold at food retailers across America and is highly recommended by this food writer.
Personal experience with the product
The product label