10/9/07 Glory Red Beans And Grain
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Some time ago, a buddy of my spouse’s had given her this could of Glory Foods Seasoned New Orleans Style Red Beans And Grain. and so i made the decision to have it in to the review queue. I must state that I’ve never heard about this brand before and so i just assumed it had been another forsaken waif relegated towards the shelves from the dollar store. Based on the friend, however, it’s a typical item you will get at any supermarket.
I’m also unsure if the isn’t going in becoming certainly one of individuals reviews such as the one on my small namesake Bryan’s Tamales where my regional culinary ignorance is once more placed on display. Seriously, I had no clue concerning the MS Delta Tamale Trail until I first viewed it on Food Network. So people DO eat individuals small wax paper wrapped tamale things regularly&...
This 15 oz can of Red Beans and Grain states &"New Orleans Style&" around the front. Although I’ve visited New Orleans earlier for any couple of days, I’ve didn't have red beans and grain in a restaurant there. And So I do not know if this sounds like a well known regional factor or otherwise however i’m presuming it's. Hopping onto the website, I saw that Glory Foods makes a lot of various kinds of canned, frozen and fresh foods. Particularly, they perform a lot of various kinds of southern style canned beans, peas and veggies which somewhat reassured me this can be a midway decent make of Cheap Eats.
Anyhow, I dumped the can of grain and beans right into a pot and moved in to hold back for this to boil up. My first impression from the mix is it is really had a lot more liquid than I believed it was likely to have. I'd pictured it being drier however it really looked kind of like bean soup with grain. It had been very viscuous too in ways the consistency from the sauce advised me of whenever you dump a can of kidney beans out there’s everything red-brown liquid remaining. Studying the label, I saw that the primary component was red bean flour so possibly that’s where it’s originating from.
The red beans and grain heated up rapidly, comparable time that it takes for the same sized can of chili. I dumped it right into a dish and required up a spoon.
There have been two primary impressions I acquired in the Glory Red Beans and Grain mix. The first, which really struck me as soon as I opened up the can, is the fact that there's a lot of smoke flavor put in here. There's a good bacon flavor (which will come from bacon fat based on the can, whee) happening, however the smokiness of the dish was nearly overpowering. A lot like the way your clothes smell after hanging out a fire for any couple of hrs. It’s not necessarily a bad smoke smell, but it's certainly strong. I really loved it since it advised me of the bbq, however i think others may have difficulties with it.
The 2nd impression I acquired was that this is extremely salty. Just going through the label, sodium content arrives to 680mg (28% Daily Value) for any 1/2 cup serving. However I didn’t require the label to inform me it had been salty I require a drink water for only a couple of bites. I've a number of buddies whose tastebuds should be around the fritz, simply because they can eat this kind of food all day long lengthy or even increase the salt into it while dining. I believe my salt-tolerance is a touch under average, which means this may not be badly when i’m which makes it to be. As well as in their defense, Glory comes with a &"Sensibly Seasoned&" line which has reduced sodium, fat and it is meatless.
But because for taste and texture, I truly enjoyed reading this. The smoky bacon flavor was excellent there would be a slight sweetness within the sauce however it wasn’t overdone. It’s less sweet as baked beans that we really don’t like (*cringes* Sorry, irate baked bean fans available). The entire red beans were perfect not smashed, but cooked completely through and tender. The grain sampled pretty decent too, not horribly mushy or undercooked. The sauce is definitely glutinous, however i discovered that adding a little bit of water not just helped thin it however it fixed the saltiness issue somewhat. Spiciness there's merely a hint from it without anyone's knowledge, but there’s some there. I most likely would give a couple of dashes of hot sauce the next time. After which say &"Bam!&", because infringing on Emeril’s ed phrases may be the new &"in&" factor to complete. Even Alton will it.
Generally, I had been amazed at how decent this canned red beans and grain was. I’d be enticed to test their other southern cuisine products because they have a great deal of them. Particularly, I’m thinking about their Sensibly Seasoned line which hopefully may have a smaller amount of the salt.
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- Kevin States:
October ninth, 2007 at 3:12 pm
You’re right about this as being a popular regional factor. It’s up there with gumbo and jambalaya.
Like a south Louisianian (and for that reason a snob with regards to cajun food) I must state that it really looks good, and also, since I'm able to’t prepare like my mother can, I’ll certainly try it out.
I, being from Southern MS, am very acquainted with the Red beans and grain. That being stated, it’s not my personal favorite meal. I favor their vegetables. They're excellent and never salty whatsoever. Tamales aren’t a popular of mine either, it might be only a northern MS factor.
I compensated $1.29 with this product today at Kroger which is very good.
The sludge at the end of the can of kidney beans? Bean starch and&...watch for it&...corn syrup. Look at your labels, many of them are sweetened. Yech. I rinse my beans now.
Mmm, that appears great! Question should they have that up within Washington&...ill need to consider it.
I’ve attempted some of the choices from Glory. I actually do agree the standard choices are a great deal salty. Now i obtain the Sensibly Seasoned versions and they're quite good. The Southern Style Cabbage is actually good. I simply finished the Tomato plants and Okra, that was very good too.
kevin I enjoy try different brands of canned food. The merchandise might not continually be good, however i frequently discover a great deal about different regional cuisine by experimenting this way.
la I love vegetables too, I’m believing that’s the next I’ll be trying.
anthony whether it will get to $1, I’d certainly with a can or two much more of this.
kaji It's my job to do rinse kidney beans and that i did immediately search for corn syrup around the label. I don’t think it was badly as cans of kidney and garbanzo beans though.
john I’m unsure how prevalent it's distributed, however it appears as if you will be able to think it is in a major supermarket.
andy I’m certainly likely to try the sensibly seasoned versions. Only factor is the fact that I observe that they don’t also have the same for sensibly seasoned. Such as this beans and grain, I'd certainly have it again whether it was less salty.
my dear goodness&... old glory foods! they're wonderful
and also you know&... since they're really seasoned perfectly&... (with meat!)&...there's absolutely nothing to add.
chix and dumplings, the vegetables with bacon, (add in some hot vinegar)and as well as any one of their things. it's so enexpensive. seasoned super well..(NO Add-on!) causes it to be a really excellent &"cheap eats&" buy
any one of their foods count the cash.
(plenty of meat for hardly any money)
i additionally locate them, several time at &"big lots&" i have no idea for those who have these in your town, but it's even cheaper.
you can buy any one of their items, and know everyone will be great.
the kroger knock-off, ( you realize its gotta be great, if kroger trys to help make the same sasoned goods) is fairly good.
it states &" like old glory brand&"
really worth trying.
i wouldnt stear you wrong.
we cant make an error that people HATE!
also their corn muffin mix at 25 cents a box is excellent too.
we make sasuage balls by using it.
it calls for a box of old glory or jiffy mix,corn muffin mix, a bag of store brand (or grate it yourself )a mug of sharp cheedar cheese and something roll of hot sasuage,(it is not hot when its mixed) even my children love this(promise!)
roll them into small balls and bake them for around 20 min.s untill golden brown.
you may make a large batch..(two rolls of sausage. two boxes of muffin mix, two glasses of cheese) makes about 40, like we all do,and it is an ideal breakfast, easy lunch..and could be frozen. which means you simply take the frozen out of your reused clean ziplock bag&.... the cooked sausage balls and rewarm within the microwave for around 45 seconds.
waaaaaay much better than the fake sausage and bisquits that you will get frozen.
try it out&... and tell me the way you enjoy it.
its well worth the money, its protein, and cheeseand also bread.
you should use poultry sausage, or 50% less fat pork sausage or perhaps pepperoni for spiciness.
its a great factor!
The very best to repair up canned red beans grain would be to then add pre-chopped onions, celery garlic clove (the trinity) and simmer for a while. Warm up some hot sausages and you've got an excellent meal whenever you don’t have time or sources to create a whole pot of Red Beans.
Yeah, I’ve had individuals they’re very good. However, when they stated these were &"New Orleans Style&", they’re said to be rather thick. For you personally northerners, it’s supposed to possess a more chowder like consistency. Remember: It’s a dish, not really a soup.
I'm in the south and that i have attempted all the can foods Glory offers. It’s about as near when you are dealing with the actual factor inside a can. If you can't prepare fresh veggies making them taste good then this is actually the can food for you personally. The collards, kale, butter beans and smothered taters are the most useful! Try the entire type of Glory can foods, you won’t be disappointed when attempting cooking up a tasty, affordable, and quick meal.
i truly love this it features a great flavor. the blackeyed pea and grain is excellent, also.
RED BEANS AND Grain Would Be The Explosive device.
I SEND It Well The Place To Find My Children
Plus They LOVE THEM.
I personally use the red beans grain within my hamburger mix in my eco-friendly peppers. I add some trinity, a few garlic clove buds, some thyme, just a little fresh tulsi, fresh or canned tomato plants, just a little tomato sauce, salt, pepper, just a little sugar, and hot sauce. Boil the peppers until slightly tender, stuff with mixture and top with cheese. I actually do my mixture in electric fry pan so just put cooked peppers in pan using the mix, stuff, top with cheese and canopy for any couple of minutes ’til cheese melts.
I've discovered a brandname I love much better than Old Glory for turnip vegetables. Give Margaret Holmes at try, which is cheaper!!
Glory has got the best red beans and grain alongside homemade. I love there collard vegetables and taters w/ eco-friendly beans. Yumm.