About Our POLENTA WITH PORK SAUSAGE
- 1 Serving Backpacking Breakfast
- Dietary Considerations: meat dish (pork sausage); gluten conscious
- all-natural dehydrated & freeze-dried ingredients
- 370 calories
- 14 g protein
- Meal Net Weight: 3.0 oz | 86 g
- Meal Kit Includes: polenta mix
- Requires: boiling water
- Recommended: long handled spoon; Cook–in–Cozy™
1 cup (8 oz / 236 ml) of boiling water to the pouch and stir.
air from pouch and seal.
for 10 minutes.
Cook-in-Cozy™ recommended but not required.
Rise & Shine!
to your Polenta with Pork Sausage!
Ingredients & Nutrition
Polenta (corn meal), Whole Milk, Pork Sausage (pork, salt, spices, sugar, sodium phosphate), Parmesan Cheese (partially skim milk, cultures, salt, enzymes, disodium phosphate), Sweet Corn Puree, Sea Salt, Spices, Butter (sweet cream, salt, annatto, nonfat milk solids, sodium caseinate, disodium phosphate), Minced Shallots, Red and Green Bell Peppers, Organic Chives, Green Onions
PROCESSED IN A FACILITY THAT HANDLES WHEAT, EGG, MILK, SOYBEAN, PEANUT AND TREE NUT PRODUCTS.
This meal has a really good flavor and it’s just something a little different — I mean, who eats something like this on trail?
— Homemade Wanderlust: My 5 Favorite Backpacking Meals, YouTube Video, January 2019
A very easy meal indeed – one pot style and doesn’t need a lot of water... Nice mild spicy hint underneath and very creamy.
— Trail Cooking & The Outdoors, October, 2008
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.
We loved it! Simple to make and tastes great. Even if you're not crazy about how it tastes out of the gate, great starter and add your our seasonings. Wife and I liked it as is. Great for a quick meal in the morning before you head out. Worked great while RVing and I can see ourselves using it while tent camping.
So delicious and satisfying!
The polenta wasn't thick and creamy, even though I followed the instructions for putting in 1 cup of water. I also steeped it for a full 15 minutes (over the recommended 10 minutes). Otherwise, it tasted good and was well-spiced.
10/10 would pork again. This is fantastic. I would eat this for lunch and dinner too.
Tasty. Like others have noted, I think it would benefit from a little less water; otherwise, it becomes a soup. Of course I don't carry a graduated beaker with me! It would benefit from a little extra flavor (salt & pepper), but it's fine the way it is.
I took this for breakfast on a two day backpacking trip. I added 8oz of boiling water as stated on the package, but the flavor was bland. I might try less water if I get it again.
There is nothing wrong with this meal - I just found it very, very bland. It was filling - just not enjoyable or flavorful. This is the only PackItGourmet meal I have had that I wouldn't order again - so disappointing considering that everything else I have had it outstanding.
This was actually something I would eat for breakfast at home. Solid flavors. I would suggest making sure you really get in the corners of the bag when mixing...my only criticism and it was my fault. :)
Great flavor but 9oz is too much. Ruined 2 meals...next time I'm gonna use 60z Staff reply Hi Richard, I'm so sorry that adding 9 ounces of water was not the consistency you were hoping for. Since reading your review we have done many in-house tests and we do feel comfortable with the flavor and consistency that 9 ounces delivers. For your future Polenta dishes, and for other customers, if you are seeking a thicker polenta I recommend starting with 7 ounces of *boiling* (very impt!) water and adding more if needed. The beautiful thing about Polenta is that you can always add more to make it thinner without compromising the dish!
just add water