At the end of the hiking day, it is nice to have a hot meal that requires very little cooking. Here is a recipe to make ahead for the trail that requires very little fuel, but makes a delicious hot supper:
Hiker’s Beef Stroganoff
½ cup dehydrated ground beef ¼ tsp. black pepper
3 tbsp. McCormick brown gravy mix
1 Wyler’s Beef bouillon cube
1 tbsp. Honeyville dehydrated sour cream
3 tbsp. Harmony House dehydrated mushrooms
1 tsp Harmony House dehydrated green peas
2 ounces noodles
In a coffee grinder, grind bouillon cube. Add ground cube to gravy mix, sour cream, and pepper. In one packet, seal ground beef with dehydrated vegetables. Seal dry gravy mix in a different bag. Put noodles, meat packet and dry packet in a bag and seal with an oxygen absorber.
On the trail, rehydrate meat and vegetables in 1 ½ cups of water. Pour off water into a cooking pot and add ½ cup more water. Cook noodles in water until tender. Add gravy mix and stir until blended. Add meat and heat through.