I love to plan family travel adventures with our four kids. Encouraging time in nature, National Parks travel, backpacking and hiking are my passions and I love to write about them.
What a great way to save ground beef
is it necessary to cook the meat first though, i wonder?
I think so, mainly because cooking it first releases much of the fat. I’ve never tried to not cook it first though, so am not entirely sure.
Do you ever package an entire meals together or prep all parts separately and pack them in together?
It really depends on the dish. Things like potato or lentil soup dehydrate well together. Things with various textures work better with separating them in my opinion.
i take it that you can put it jars, is there anything else I would need to do with this ? Pressure cooker / water bath ? Thanks in advance !!
I just put the final product in zip lock bags. With all the water out of the beef, bacteria doesn’t grow. So easy!
Great article! Do you have to store it in the freezer or is that personal choice?
I store it in freezer, but it can be stored in any cool dry place.
awesome! what kind of shelf life are we looking at though? 🙂 t.i.a
I’m not sure exactly how long it would last. I’ve stored dehydrated ground beef in the freezer for over a year and it’s been fine. As long as all the moisture has been removed, it will last for a very long time. Hope that helps!
Thanks for the step by step instructions. We’re planning a week long mountain bike trip and I’m looking forward to good (but light) eats!
Have fun! Sounds amazing!
Can you use it as part of the mix in a meal in a jar recipe? I’d like to know. Thanks!
I don’t see why not. I don’t keep it stored with the other ingredients because we have one vegetarian in our family so I add any meat separately but think it would do fine this way.
I had no idea you could do this! Thanks so much for sharing at last week’s All My Bloggy Friends! I can’t wait to see what you share this week!
I never knew you could do that!
It is amazing how many things that can be dehydrated. Makes having tasty backpacking meals much easier!
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