Banquet Beef Pot Pie

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Banquet Beef Pot Pie

Looks: I struggled mightily to free this pot pie from its cardboard baking pan so as to have it resemble the boxpie as much as possible, but I was not successful. Then, I tried to cut out a wedge from the top of the crust like on the package, but the roof caved in, and I was not successful. Finally, I tried to show the contents spilling out as on the box, but I couldn’t find any pieces big enough, and thus, I was not successful. The majority of the filling was gravy, as contrasted with the meaty chunks shown on the packaging. The color of the crust is about the only thing they got right. 1 out of 5

Taste: This pot pie was really more of a gravy sandwich, and that’s what it tasted like – crust, gravy, crust, with a few bits of meat and vegetable that got in the way. I shouldn’t have been surprised – according to the box, the main ingredient in the filling is gravy, while containing “2% or less” beef, carrots, and potatoes. Can you really call it a “Beef Pot Pie” when “beef” is an also-ran in the ingredients list? 1.5 out of 5

16 Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    This has to be the ugliest meal I’ve seen on this site yet. Terrible job, Banquet.

  2. Eating The Road says:

    2% really? That’s seem off. There is no way there is only 2%, that’s a tenth of an ounce and that one chunk of beef alone is bigger than that.

  3. Anonymous says:

    You should check out the TGI Friday Quesadillas then….

  4. FoodIRL says:

    I don’t know what they use to determine the percentages, but the box states: “Contains 2% or less of the following: …beef, …carrots”

  5. Anonymous says:

    This blog is hilarious. Great commentary, and it’s great to not have to buy some of this crap before trying it. Bravo!

  6. Anonymous says:

    I buy the Banquet Chicken pot pies quite often, and they really do look much better than this. There has always been an adequate amount of vegetables and meat, with a proper amount of gravy. We do skip eating the “chicken”. It’s nasty. But the crust, gravy, and vegetables are pretty good for something that I buy for about sixty cents.

    Now I know never to try the beef variety.

  7. Lexster says:

    I’ve tried all of the Pot Pies from Banquet. Really, the Beef one is disgusting. I would suggest trying the Turkey Pot Pie or Chicken Pot Pie variety as those are a lot better in my experience.

  8. Anonymous says:

    “Gravy pot pie” just doesn’t have the same ring to it, though.

  9. Anonymous says:

    oh god, it looks disgusting

  10. Anonymous says:

    That is some repugnant sh**

  11. Eating The Road says:

    I had the same thought.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Ive have this product stocked in my fridge right now… I would consider more top of the line as far as any other meat pies go. I have also noticed that some of the pies have a lot more beef in them than others so sometimes you end up with a heavenly bounty of meat and other times you get stiffed. Also I dont know if its due to the camera or possibly over/under cooking but Usually the gravy is a bit lighter like the pick on the box and you should expect that the veggies sunk to the bottom due to greater density which explains their absence in the picture. I would have to personally give this a 3.5 out of 5.

  13. kishore says:

    If all Americans were vegetarian they would not need to unnecessarily resort to this barbaric turd

  14. Are you serious? says:

    Alright, I will give you the fact that sure, some people will find these disgusting, but to just say that they are disgusting as a standard, is just wrong. I hate Banquets foods, while they are the cheapest, they are also one of the worst… But I find their Beef Pot Pies to be the exception. If you make sure that they are fresh enough when you buy them (try going to a large chain grocery store, not a discount one.) and that they are cooked to your liking ( I like the crust fairly brown.) they can be wonderful. I agree, some seem to have less beef than others, but at $.55 a piece, they are a great deal and taste. (Also, I like them best if I stir the crust in.)

  15. JET73L says:

    I don’t much like the beef-gravy ones (the gravy taste is overwhelming, and I’m not a fan of beef gravy or beef broth in the first place), but their turkey pot pies are /amazing/.

    It is completely necessary to score through the top crust before microwaving them, and (if I recall correctly) before baking them. It requires a sharp, metal knife, but it makes it a /lot/ better. I also like to remove most of the edge-crust that sits on the ledge at the top of the bowl, but only some of that is because it occasionally over-crisps. The rest of it is because I take a horribly guilty pleasure in eating the delicious bits of frozen dough while the rest of the pie cooks.

  16. Lucretia Shepherd says:

    The beef pie now is changed. It no longer uses the same gravy. The gravy no longer is the flavor of beef.

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