Dinner Recipes

I make and send about 80% of Mountain Man’s dinners. I do my best to avoid processed, expensive pre-dried MREs. I use a Presto dehydrator.

These are Mountain Man approved. I owe a great debt to other hiking food bloggers – links below.

Some suggest separating dried meat from other ingredients; I don’t worry about it since most of the meals I make are eaten within a week or two.

I combine the ingredients in a ziploc freezer bag (tougher than store brand). Mountain Man prepares these meals by adding boiling water to cover, and letting them sit in a cosy for 5-10mins. You could also pre-soak/boil the meals themselves, but his way saves fuel!

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Thai Pineapple Chicken:
1/3 c dried chicken
3/4 c precooked, dried brown rice (or use instant)
1/4 c dried pineapple
1/8 c unsweetened coconut flakes
2 tablespoons coconut milk powder (I found in an asian market)
pinch each: basil, salt, pepper

Shepherd’s Pie:
1/4 c dried ground beef
3/4 c dried potato flakes (I use Bob’s Red Mill)
1/4 c dried mixed veggies
pinch each: salt, pepper, rosemary

Unstuffed Peppers:
I use Backpacking Chef’s recipe

BBQ Potatoes:
1 c dried potato flakes (like Bob’s Red Mill)
1 tsp BBQ Rub (I used Stubb’s Bar-B-Q Spice Rub)
1/4 c dried mixed veggies
1/4 c textured vegetable protein
2 tbsp dried ground beef
1 tbsp evaporated milk powder

Chicken Cacciatore:
1 c instant rice
1/4 c dried chicken
1/4 c dried bell peppers
1/8 c dried tomato sauce
pinch salt, pepper

Useful websites:
Backpacking chef
Bushwalking Food (very helpful)
Delish by KT


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