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04 January, 2006

Jimmy Dean Skillets

Jimmy Dean SkilletsJimmy Dean Skillets is the newest breakfast offering Jimmy Dean. It contains a mixture of meat, potatoes, and veggies to create those "skillet" style breakfast dishes you find at roadside restaurants.

Available in three varieties, "Ham", "Sausage", and "Southwest Style", you supply the skillet and eggs, and Jimmy Dean supplies the rest. Just mix it up, burn it for 10 minutes, and it's done.

Too bad they don't throw in a bag of country gravy and shredded cheese.

You can find them in the frozen breakfast section of your grocer's freezer.


Michiel van Eijck on 9/30/2006 10:44:00 AM said...

Too bad they did not provide some gravel for making good ol' homestyle cement in a blender.

Anonymous said...

These things are such a ripoff.. I mean those Oreida Potatoes O'Brien are practically the same thing without the ham, sausage, etc. and at a fraction of the price. Jimmy Dean should just stick to sausages.

Anonymous said...

I would have to agree with the comment above. I have seen a bag of this average anywhere from $4.00-$6.75 in the grocery store and all it consists of is frozen potatoes with bits of meat and veggies in it. You can get a 10lb sack of potatoes for a fraction of the price. Those Ore-Ida ones are the same and they sell at Wal-Mart for about $1.79. So if you don't mind wasting money, Jimmy Dean Skillets are right for you!!

Anonymous said...

you obviously dont see why its priced this way. you arent only paying for the food, but the convienence of not having to prep such a breakfast. i find it a great timesaver and delicious breakfast

Anonymous said...

My grocery store often has these on sale for $3.99. I agree that it would be cheaper to make this breakfast, but also incredibly time consuming (chopping and prepping meat, potatoes and veggies). We love these skillets. They are easy to make and incredibly yummy. I serve them for company all the time. They always think I spent tons of time preparing this dish. It is plenty for 6 people. I think the convenience and taste justifies the price, esp if you can get it on sale.

Anonymous said...

I would never think of buying these products at full price. At around $4 I see it as a bargain the way we use it. Wife and I are the only two here to eat and we are super busy. We usually have a bag of the sausage one in the freezer. On loe of our weekend days (usually every other week) we will use about a 1/5th of a bag with a couple eggs and toast. That's under a buck a breakfast, fast and no chopping/clean-up.

Anonymous said...

These are great. I have to agree, that paying the extra money is worth the convenience of not chopping and prepping the food. The Southwest style skillet can go without the beans, I think. These make for perfect breakfast burritos!

Anonymous said...

low $3 range at our WalMart - only problem is the shelf is often empty of our favorite - Southwest Style flavor.

Once you add in the six eggs it's a HUGE meal. We also smother it in cheese (grated 3-Mex blend from Costco). It will easily feed 6 - 8 people well, tastes great, and is less likely to make you obese or have an eventual heart attack like pure fatty pork sausage. For that much food I don't see how this product qualifies as being over-priced. If you want cheap boil up some oatmeal instead - blech.

Unknown on 1/08/2008 09:25:00 AM said...

These things are great! I use 1/4 everyday to make the best breakfast burrito for the money. It works out to about 1.40 a burrito, but I think it's worth it. I just wish they sold bulk bags of this stuff. I don't think you could make this for cheaper though. I mean the meat alone would cost about $4. Maybe...but how to keep everything from sticking together after you prepare it???

Any ideas?

Anonymous said...

If you want to make this mix yourself, you prep the food and freeze it in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Then you mix it together after the individual pieces are frozen. I love the skillets myself and am going to see if I can make a cheaper myself, but I'm not convinced I can.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm, I was doing fine with these until I checked the ingredients and saw "partially hydrogenated". No, thanks!

Anonymous said...

My mother likes these. She doesn't see well, so it's a chore for her to do the chopping and cleaning, plus cooking sausage or bacon to add to it. She just buys them on sale and uses coupons.

Anonymous said...

I tried my first one this morning and actually mixed in 8 eggs with it instead, It fed my 5 person family just fine. It tasted pretty good and I often do this thing homemade. When I said I was going to make breakfast burritos for breakfast my kids groaned but when breakfast was done so fast they were really happy and they enjoyed it.. So every once in awhile I think I might buy this. I might also buy this when we go camping in our camper.. The bag is small enough that it will fit in our camper, It is quick enough that I can get it made and picked up so I can go play with the family and not spend all morning cleaning up after breakfast.

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