Information about Backpacker's Pantry Astronaut Beef Stew Dinner
Closeouts. Enjoy out-of-this-world flavor and convenience in the great outdoors with Backpacker's Pantry Astronaut Beef Stew dinner. Just add boiling water to enjoy beef stew, corn and chocolate pudding.
Features freeze-dried beef stew, corn and instant chocolate pudding
Reviewed by Lifes2good from Oklahoma on Sunday, April 19, 2015
I don't know about the taste yet since it's for a future trip. The main course and side dish are 'just add boiling water'. The dessert says to add cold water (may not be available) and refrigerate. Seriously? If I had a refrigerator, I would not be eating dehydrated food.
Reviewed by Oldmanadrift from Colorado on Sunday, November 16, 2014
Peas, corn and potatoes are all starch! The small amount of beef is limited in amount and also only resembles beef (parts is parts?). I suggest adding the corn to the stew before adding 1 cup of boiling water (if it needs more moisture add a little hot water). Like other reviews it's more like soup than stew. Also like the other reviews the pudding stays lumpy, starting with a table spoon or so of hot water might help to make smooth past then add more water.
To get some protein into the meal, add an envelope of Spam Singles or a small can of cooked chicken. If you want more beef, simmer some (homemade) beef jerky in the water to make the stew.
Overall It's better than many dehydrated meals I had and is not as good as others. I think it's worth getting with an "extra discount". Many dehydrated meals are packaged to make 2 person quantities, this meal is about right for one especially with an envelope of Spam Singles etc.
Reviewed by Patch from New Jersey on Friday, September 19, 2014
I mixed the corn with the stew and let it sit for 10 minutes in the recommended amount of boiled water boiled water. The finished product had no beef stew appearance or taste at all. The taste itself was bland bordering on yukky with very few minute pieces of beef, mostly mushy potatoes. Since I was on a canoe camping trip taking longer then planned, I had to eat something and this was it. I would not eat this again even if it was free.