Well, when I walked into my favorite Preparing Wisely store this week, there on the shelf was yet another cool new thing that Troy Adair had picked up...
Honeyville has this great freeze dried vegetable mix!
It has corn and peas, peppers and carrots. It's great for adding a lot of flavor in one grab. I thought to myself, "self...I bet I can make a recipe with *that* in it!" Yes...I'm a food storage dork-fest-in-action. You know you like it. (Secretly.)
So...Here's the next convenience dinner in a jar meal...
I promise they won't all be soup or stew.
Chef Tess Country Style Hamburger Stew
yield 12 one cup servings
in a quart jar:
1 cup THRIVE instant red beans (they cook in 20 minutes)
1 cup Honeyville freeze dried mixed vegetables
1 cup Honeyville freeze dried hamburger (or TVP beef)
1 Cup Honeyville dehydrated diced potatoes
¼ cup Honeyville dehydrated onions
Seasonings I shake down into the jar: ½ cup tomato powder,
1 tsp thyme, 1 tsp garlic, ¼ cup flour, and 1 T beef bullion.
It will fit if you shake it really well.
To prepare Country Style Hamburger Stew:
In a gallon pot, combine stew mix with 6 cups water and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer 20-30 minutes.
Works great in a solar oven. Bake one hour.
You MUST Put an oxygen absorber in the top of the jar in order for this to be shelf stable with the beef. Otherwise, use beef TVP. Seal. Good on your shelf in a cool dark place up to 10 years. Now, I actually tape the directions onto the jar...(not pictured) or write the cooking directions on the top of the lid in permanent black ink.
Remember that tomorrow night I will be teaching a free
Convenience Meals In A Jar Class
at the store starting at 6:30!
144 S Mesa Dr Ste D
Mesa, AZ 85210
You won't want to miss out on some great recipes and samples!
It's going to be informative and crazy fun! See you then!