About Our ALL-AMERICAN WORKS BURGER
- 1 Serving Backpacking Meal
- Dietary Considerations: meat dish (ground beef); gluten-conscious; dairy-optional (cheese packaged separately)
- all-natural dehydrated & freeze-dried ingredients
- 470 calories
- 36 g protein
- Meal Net Weight: 4.3 oz | 125 g
- Meal Includes: seasoned burger mix; burger "works" mix (cheese, tomatoes, onions); burger condiments (ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard, sweet pickle relish)
- Required: hot or cool water to mix
- Recommended: long-handled spoon; 2-3 tortillas; Cook-in-Cozy™
- Insider Tip: This dish can be rehydrated with cool water! Allow your burger to rehydrate for 30 minutes before adding condiments — when burger is tender, add your desired condiments and chow down!
interior packets and natural desiccants (2 total) from Works packet and main meal pouch.
1/4 cup (2 oz / 59 ml) of hot water to the main meal pouch and stir.
air from pouch; seal and pat flat.
for 15 minutes - flipping over occasionally.
Cook-in-Cozy™ recommended but not required.
Works packet into the burger mix.
your All-American Works Burger!
Ingredients & Nutrition
Ground Beef (beef, salt, rosemary), Burger Fixins' (colby cheese [pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes, annatto], diced red tomatoes [tomatoes, citric acid, calcium chloride], sliced white onion), Sauteed White Onions (onion, safflower oil, natural onion flavor [gum arabic, natural flavors, rice concentrate, maltodextrin], caramel coloring), Potato Starch, Burger Spice (spices, salt, onion, garlic), Organic Beef Stock, Beef Au Jus (salt, sugar, hydrolyzed soy protein, beef fat, hydrogenated soybean, cottonseed oil, dextrose, corn maltodextrin, natural flavor, yeast extract, onion, monosodium glutamate, caramel color, disodium inosinate, disodium guanylate), Spices
CONDIMENTS NOT REFLECTED IN NUTRITION:
Mayonnaise Packet, Ketchup Packet, Mustard Packet, Pickle Relish Packet
CONTAINS: Milk, Soy
PROCESSED IN A FACILITY THAT HANDLES WHEAT, EGG, MILK, SOYBEAN, PEANUT AND TREE NUT PRODUCTS.
This meal includes an optional packet of Burger Fixins' ("The Works"): Colby Cheese, Diced Red Tomatoes & Sliced White Onion. The Burger Fixins' are packaged in a separate pouch so that customers are able to opt out of consuming the following ingredients:
Colby Cheese [pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes, annatto]; Diced Red Tomatoes [tomatoes, citric acid, calcium chloride]; Sliced White Onion
Why wait until after the trip to get that burger you're craving? "This actually tastes like it came off the grill," says one tester. The meat is a little crumbly but not dry; wrap it in a tortilla (BYO) with ketchup, mayo, mustard and relish (included in separate packets, so yes, you can have it your way). Testers also really liked this company's deli-style Roast Beef Wrap.
— Backpacker Magazine Editor's Choice/Gear Guide, Spring 2011
frequently asked questions
We recommend that all of our hot meals spend time "steep-cooking™" while snuggled in a Cook-in-Cozy™. We find this method promotes a more consistent temperature and steady cook time for Cook-in-Bag™ preparation; and results in a better serving temperature for your meal. When not in use, our Cook-in-Cozy™ folds away nicely in your pack for storage and weighs in at only 1.4oz.
This is my favorite and I've found it to be versatile. The first time I used it as instructed (with tortillas), but, I've also added the meat crumbles to mashed potatoes and rice sides and it works.
BOMB! these are a great and easy lunch on the trail!
This is by far my favorite. The only problem for me is the sodium level is high. Wish I could get this with a lower level due to the fact I have high blood pressure.
I really enjoyed this on trail. I think there are two keys to making these awesome. Any rehydrated meal actually. First time they they were just ok. Second time I changed approach and it was way better. Take a small handful of diced fresh onion and put in bag. Whole onion super easyvto take on trail and pays off in spades. After first 10 minutes, add another 1/8 cup of hot water. Steep for another 15 minutes. Go setup camp. After diced onions, a second dose of hot water, and a other 15 minutes steeping they were so much better! Not sure how 10 minutes and suggested amount of water could ever work.
This is one of my absolute favorite trail meals. It's packed with the savory goodness that I need after 18+ miles. The inclusion of condiments is the cherry on top. Anything that I don't use is a bonus for the next days meal.
One of my favorite meals on the trail! I really enjoyed the taste. Will purchase again.
This was an excellent meal. It’s definitely not enough calories as a stand alone for dinner. This would be an excellent lunch item or pair this with something else for dinner. I will definitely reorder!
Very close to the flavor & consistency of a loose burger from most Coney restaurants. Granted you’ll pay like $3 for this dish at National or Leo’s Coney Island, but it’s far less convenient and packable.
This is my second review of this product as I ate a lot of it as part of my food rotation on the PCT in 2019. About half way through the trip, I relegated this dinner to lunch as it was no longer enough calories for dinner, even with a burrito sized tortilla. As a lunch, I chose to add cold water to it in the morning when I was leaving camp. At lunch, I'd just add a little cold water to moisten it and let the cheese mix soften for a few minutes. It is just as delicious with cold water and this is definitely my favorite meal from PIG.
just add water
hot water recommended
Bring Your Own
tortillas or hearty crackers