Unstuffed Peppers

Unstuffed Peppers

servings: 1 | calories: 675 | cooking time: 20 min | weight: 130 gr / oz
Category: dairy-free, dehydrated, dinners, gluten-free, high-energy, lightweight, one-pot

nutrition info:

calories: 675, protein: 40.7 g, carbs: 87.3 g, fat: 13.3 g, sugars: 7.3 g, sodium: 16 mg

you'll need:

1 teaspoon olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
150 gs lean beef mince (5.30oz)
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 cup canned diced tomatoes
pinch of dried basil
pinch of dried oregano
1/2 cup cooked rice

at home:

Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan. Add onions and garlic, cook until soft and golden.
Add the ground beef and cook until fully brown. Transfer in a colander. Drain. Return meat to the saucepan.
Tip in green pepper and continue to cook for about 5 minutes.
Pour the diced tomatoes together with juice into a saucepan, stir well.
Season to taste with salt and sugar. Stir in dried basil and oregano.
Turn down the heat. Put a lid on and leave to cook for 10 minutes.
Add cooked rice and simmer for a couple of minutes.
Remove from the heat and cool thoroughly.
Spread unstuffed peppers  on dehydrator tray covered with non-stick sheet or parchment paper.
Dehydrate at 63C/145F for 8-10 hours until brittle.
Pack the dried meal into a zip-lock bag.

on the trail:

Pour beef and pepper mixture into the pot; add 1 cup  water and stir well.
Place pot over medium heat and bring to a boil.
Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes.
Remove from the heat, cover, and let stand another 5-10 minutes to rehydrate meal completely.


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  1. Lesley on March 30, 2022 at 3:41 pm

    It is possible to just pour boiling water over this without bringing it to a boil?

  2. Lesley on March 30, 2022 at 3:40 pm

    Can you just hot soak this without bringing it to a boil?

    • Tanya Krezevska on April 7, 2022 at 9:22 am

      Hi Lesley! Sure, you can make a hot or cold soak, however, it takes much more time to rehydrate.

  3. Laura Wall on April 12, 2021 at 2:06 am

    How long can this be stored for? I am getting ready for a trip in a month and want to make sure this won’t spoil.

    • Tanya Krezevska on May 5, 2021 at 12:07 pm

      Hi Laura, if food was dehydrated and stored properly, it can last years. For best results vacuum-seal them and keep in a cool, dark place.

  4. Brenda on April 28, 2019 at 7:52 am

    How much dry goes into the bag?

    • Tanya Krezevska on April 29, 2019 at 7:51 am

      Depends on the bag size. I usually pack one portion into medium-size zip-lock bag.

  5. Jillian Wallis on November 4, 2018 at 4:48 pm

    This recipe is super tasty! I am going to make it for non-camping dinners as well. I doubled the rice and split the batch into two meals, because I do not need as much protein. I dried mine in the oven (at 175 with the door propped open with a wooden spoon) for 8.25 hours. It rehydrated well on the trail, and made for a very satisfying meal!

    • Tanya Krezevska on November 5, 2018 at 9:28 am

      Thank you! So glad you like the recipe. Hope you’ll try other recipes too 🙂

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