Easy Chili Mac

Easy Chili Mac

servings: 1 | calories: 600 | cooking time: 15 min | weight: 170 gr / oz
Category: dehydrated, dinners, high-energy, lightweight, one-pot, pasta

nutrition info:

calories: 600, protein: 46.4 g, carbs: 62.5 g, fat: 17.8 g, sugars: 3.6 g, sodium: 596 mg

you'll need:

2/3 cup pre-cooked and dehydrated pasta
1/4 cup dehydrated ground beef
1/4 cup dehydrated canned beans
2 tablespoons tomato sauce powder
pinch of chili powder
1 tablespoon freeze-dried grated Parmesan cheese or Parmesan

at home:

Mix pasta,  dehydrated ground beef, dried beans, tomato sauce powder and chili in a medium-sized zip lock bag.
Pack cheese separately.

on the trail:

Pour chili mac mixture into a pot.
Add in 1 cup water  and stir well.
Bring to a boil and season to taste.
Reduce heat to low and cook, stirring regularly, for about 10 minutes, or until rehydrated.
Take the pot off the heat and stir in cheese.


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  1. Brenda Grods on March 28, 2017 at 7:44 am

    Rather than dry each ingredient individually, could you not prepare all from home and then dry and package up?

    • Tanya Krezevska on March 28, 2017 at 9:18 am

      Hi, Brenda. There are two ways to prepare dehydrated backpacking meals: when you make the meal, by assembling the powdered and/or dried ingredients or
      by cooking the entire meal first, then dehydrating it. Please read our guide for dehydrating whole meals and leftovers here: http://www.trail.recipes/blog/dehydrating123-how-to-dehydrate-whole-meals-and-leftovers/

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