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Overview

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.

Specs

Specs about Backpacker's Pantry Astronaut Beef Stew Dinner

  • Material: Ingredients: Beef Stew: Gravy (flour, potato starch, salt, maltodextrin, vegetarian beef soup base (tortula yeast, natural flavor, autolyzed yeast extract, canola oil and silicon dioxide),dextrose, sugar, vitamin supplement), freeze-dried potatoes, freeze-dried cooked beef, carrots, freeze-dried peas. Chocolate Pudding: sugar, nonfat milk, modified food starch, cocoa (in chocolate flavor), partially hydrogenated soy ad/or canola oils, corn syrup, sodium phosphate, sodium caseinate, calcium sulfate, potassium phosphate, mono and diglycerides, vanillin and ethyl vanillin, lecithin, calcium phosphate. Corn: Freeze-dried corn. Allergens: Contains milk, soybeans, wheat, gluten, may contain traces of peanuts and tree nuts.
  • Weight: 5 oz.
  • Dimensions: (HxWxD) 9x7-1/2x1"
  • Made in United States of America
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3.000000 5 Overall Rating: 3 Based on 17 reviews

Most Helpful 5-Star Review

Verified Buyer Reviewed by fixer from Topeka KS on Thursday, September 11, 2014
Not gourmet but good basic meal with no mess prep
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  • Verified Buyer 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.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Aaron from joshuatree on Thursday, March 12, 2015
    pretty good for what it is, but not the best tasting beef stew, but if you get it on sale you cant beat it.
  • 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.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by fixer from Topeka KS on Thursday, September 11, 2014
    Not gourmet but good basic meal with no mess prep

Question & Answer

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  • “What are some of the key pieces of nutritional information? e.g., Calories, Carbs, Protein, Sodium, Fiber?”
    Asked by Luke from CA on 1/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
  • “What are the calorie totals for each of the food items? How many calories in the beef stew, the corn and the pudding? That would be useful information for meal planning. Thanks.”
    Asked by Bama Hiker from Lower Alabama on 11/29/2012 12:00:00 AM
    • The package only give the calorie total for the whole dinner. It does not split out the individual portions. The dinner is 300 calories.
      Answered on 12/5/2012 12:00:00 AM by Prod Spec Kevin from Sierra Trading Post
  • “What are the calorie totals for each portion of the meal? Total calories for the beef stew, corn and chocolate pudding? This info will help with determining calorie requirements for meal planning for hikes and backcountry trips. Thanks.”
    Asked by Bama Hiker from South Alabama on 11/28/2012 12:00:00 AM
    • The package only give the calorie total for the whole dinner. It does not split out the individual portions. The dinner is 300 calories.
      Answered on 12/5/2012 12:00:00 AM by Prod Spec Kevin from Sierra Trading Post
  • “What is the expiration date for this product?”
    Asked by Anonymous from Unknown on 3/1/2012 12:00:00 AM
    • Our current inventory of the Astronaut Beef Stew Dinner have an expiration date of 11/22/14, Have a great day
      Answered on 3/2/2012 12:00:00 AM by Prod. Spec. Ryan from Sierra Trading Post

About Backpacker's Pantry

Backpacker’s Pantry exists because you shouldn’t have to eat boring, bland food just because you’re miles away from civilization. Dating back to the 1950s, the Boulder, Colorado-based Backpacker’s Pantry brand takes pride in providing high-quality, dehydrated backpacking meals to outdoor adventurers all around the world. With minimal preparation, Backpacker’s Pantry food fuels your outdoor activities by combining freeze-dried and dehydrated ingredients, many of them organic, along with bold spices to create gourmet grub in a bag. By simply adding hot water, it’s never been easier to prepare, mouth-watering dishes like lasagna, pad thai, huevos rancheros, vegetarian Katmandu curry, apple cobbler and much more.