The 'Big Easy' Cajun Gumbo

ANDOUILLE-SPICED CHICKEN, OKRA & TOMATOES WITH GUMBO FILÉ, LONG GRAIN LOUISIANA RICE & TABASCO

Our 'Big Easy' Cajun Gumbo is brimming with New Orleans Soul:  cajun spiced turkey, medium-grain white rice, sliced okra, onion-celery-green peppers (the holy trinity of cajun/creole cooking), roasted sweet corn and red ripe tomatoes – all deliciously swimming in a smokey roux-thickened broth!  

We even help you jazz it up with an included packet of Louisiana's own Tabasco Sauce.

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ABOUT OUR THE 'BIG EASY' CAJUN GUMBO

  • 1 Serving Meal
     
  • Dietary Considerations:  meat dish (chicken); gluten conscious 
    • all-natural ingredients
    • 390 calories
    • 36 g protein
       
  • Meal Net Weight:  4.1 oz | 117 g    
     
  • Meal Includes:  seasoned gumbo with rice mix; broth concentrate; Tabasco hot sauce
     
  • Required:  boiling water
     
  • Recommended:  adding BYO diced shelf-stable smoked sausage;  long handled spoon;  Cook-in-Cozy

Remove

condiment packet and natural desiccant.

Add

broth concentrate and 2 cups (16 oz / 473 ml) of boiling water to the pouch and stir well.

Press

air from pouch; seal and shake.

Steep-Cook

for 15 minutes.

Cook-in-Cozy™ recommended but not required. 

STIR to blend.

 

Add

Tabasco Hot Sauce to your taste.

ENJOY!

your 'Big Easy' Cajun Gumbo!

Ingredients & Nutrition

 

Ingredients:

White Rice, Cage-Free Chicken (white chicken meat), Turkey Broth (turkey stock, natural flavor, salt, turkey fat, maltodextrin, sugar, yeast extract, xanthan gum), Organic Chicken Stock, Gravy Base (food starch-modified, palm oil, enriched bleached flour [wheat flour, niacin, iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid], maltodextrin, salt, corn syrup solids, whey, sugar, contains less than 2%: buttermilk, nonfat milk, black pepper, mono & diglycerides, sodium caseinate, lactalbumin, dicalcium phosphate, color added), Turkey Stock, Potato Starch, Organic Tomato Flakes, Okra, Minced Shallots, Red and Green Bell Peppers, Broth Seasoning (salt, sugar, soybean oil, natural chicken flavor, turmeric, chicken broth, annatto powder, natural flavor, spices, onion, parsley), Green Bell Pepper, Spices, Red Pepper Spice (salt, spices, garlic, silicon dioxide), Organic Whole Kernel Yellow Corn, Diced Red Tomatoes (tomatoes, citric acid, calcium chloride), Diced Sweet Onion, Organic Fire-Roasted Yellow Corn, Gumbo File, Organic Carrot Granules, Natural Mesquite Smoke, Celery, Seasoning (paprika, salt, onion, garlic, sugar and other spices), Okra Powder, Minced White Onion, Bay Leaves, Green Onions, Organic Chives

Special Notes:

CONDIMENTS NOT REFLECTED IN NUTRITION: Tabasco Hot Sauce Packet

CONTAINS: Milk, Soy, Wheat

PROCESSED IN A FACILITY THAT HANDLES WHEAT, EGG, MILK, SOYBEAN, PEANUT AND TREE NUT PRODUCTS.

Press Articles

"This hearty, tasty glop is one of the best dehydrated meals I’ve ever had,” declares one editor. A hands-down favorite, the gumbo jumble of chicken, okra—okra!—tomatoes, bell peppers, and rice is nearly foolproof to make: “Add too much water, and it was a nice soup; not enough and it was a rich stew,” says another tester.


— Backpacker Magazine Editor's Choice/Gear Guide, Spring 2011

Take the chill out of a winter evening with this hearty, delicious, stew-like entree. Packed with white-meat chicken, long-grain rice and tons of veggies, this savory gumbo had our staff fighting over the last ladle one cold night while camped on a glacier in Norway. “I’d never guess it was dehydrated,” says one tester. “The tubes of concentrated turkey broth give it home-cooked flavor.” Prep couldn’t be simpler: Just add water.


— Backpacker Magazine Editor's Choice/Gear Guide, Fall 2010

frequently asked questions

Why is a Cook–in–Cozy™ recommended?
 

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.

Reviews (19)

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    Mixed in the jalapeno sausage with this. Good hearty meal for one person with enough for my daughter to try some as well. Flavor and texture was excellent.

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    Bought a few different meals to try out on a family camping trip before I use them for my next solo backpacking trip. Gumbo was the first thing on the menu and it was amazing! Everything reconstituted perfectly. Flavors blended wonderfully! I will definitely order more and recommend to everyone I see!

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    This is one of the best trail meals I've EVER had!!!!

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    WOW, great meal! I highly recommend this, easy to make and delicious! I made this and the skillet bread for a meal and was very pleased! The tabasco is a nice touch!

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    Has a good flavor, not to salty, My only hangup is, it like eating boiled okra a little to slimy for me.

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    By far one of the best backpacking meals I've had. I loved the unique taste of gumbo and I will definitely add this to my list of preferred meals on my next adventure. Take the time to make yourself a cozy for your pot or just an envelope type cozy. They make a huge difference in how your food hydrates. A great meal.

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    Are you serious? Magic must exist, since there is no way this should have tasted this damn good. I got the sausage to go with it, and it was better than most of the restaurants in my town. I'm used to sodium filled dehydrated getting by, eating because you have to. Who ever looked forward to dinner on the trail before? I'll never buy another brand.

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    Hands-down the best trail meal I have every tasted! My family loves this so much that we sometimes break down and cook it at home for a regular dinner! I do recommend adding sausage if you can, as this gives it a more complex taste experience, but it is quite good plain. 5 stars for this one!

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    Taste tested this at home cooking it in the bag and it tasted better than even frozen or canned dinners on the supermarket shelf. Tasty, not too salty, hearty, big portion, easy to prepare. And the fact that you get real vegetables while eating in the backcountry? What more could I ask for?

Cooking Method

just add water

Water Required

16 ounces

Temperature

boiling water

Cook time

15 minutes

Serving

16 ounces

  • About
  • ABOUT OUR THE 'BIG EASY' CAJUN GUMBO

    • 1 Serving Meal
       
    • Dietary Considerations:  meat dish (chicken); gluten conscious 
      • all-natural ingredients
      • 390 calories
      • 36 g protein
         
    • Meal Net Weight:  4.1 oz | 117 g    
       
    • Meal Includes:  seasoned gumbo with rice mix; broth concentrate; Tabasco hot sauce
       
    • Required:  boiling water
       
    • Recommended:  adding BYO diced shelf-stable smoked sausage;  long handled spoon;  Cook-in-Cozy

    Remove

    condiment packet and natural desiccant.

    Add

    broth concentrate and 2 cups (16 oz / 473 ml) of boiling water to the pouch and stir well.

    Press

    air from pouch; seal and shake.

    Steep-Cook

    for 15 minutes.

    Cook-in-Cozy™ recommended but not required. 

    STIR to blend.

     

    Add

    Tabasco Hot Sauce to your taste.

    ENJOY!

    your 'Big Easy' Cajun Gumbo!

    Ingredients & Nutrition

     

    Ingredients:

    White Rice, Cage-Free Chicken (white chicken meat), Turkey Broth (turkey stock, natural flavor, salt, turkey fat, maltodextrin, sugar, yeast extract, xanthan gum), Organic Chicken Stock, Gravy Base (food starch-modified, palm oil, enriched bleached flour [wheat flour, niacin, iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid], maltodextrin, salt, corn syrup solids, whey, sugar, contains less than 2%: buttermilk, nonfat milk, black pepper, mono & diglycerides, sodium caseinate, lactalbumin, dicalcium phosphate, color added), Turkey Stock, Potato Starch, Organic Tomato Flakes, Okra, Minced Shallots, Red and Green Bell Peppers, Broth Seasoning (salt, sugar, soybean oil, natural chicken flavor, turmeric, chicken broth, annatto powder, natural flavor, spices, onion, parsley), Green Bell Pepper, Spices, Red Pepper Spice (salt, spices, garlic, silicon dioxide), Organic Whole Kernel Yellow Corn, Diced Red Tomatoes (tomatoes, citric acid, calcium chloride), Diced Sweet Onion, Organic Fire-Roasted Yellow Corn, Gumbo File, Organic Carrot Granules, Natural Mesquite Smoke, Celery, Seasoning (paprika, salt, onion, garlic, sugar and other spices), Okra Powder, Minced White Onion, Bay Leaves, Green Onions, Organic Chives

    Special Notes:

    CONDIMENTS NOT REFLECTED IN NUTRITION: Tabasco Hot Sauce Packet

    CONTAINS: Milk, Soy, Wheat

    PROCESSED IN A FACILITY THAT HANDLES WHEAT, EGG, MILK, SOYBEAN, PEANUT AND TREE NUT PRODUCTS.

    Press Articles

    "This hearty, tasty glop is one of the best dehydrated meals I’ve ever had,” declares one editor. A hands-down favorite, the gumbo jumble of chicken, okra—okra!—tomatoes, bell peppers, and rice is nearly foolproof to make: “Add too much water, and it was a nice soup; not enough and it was a rich stew,” says another tester.


    — Backpacker Magazine Editor's Choice/Gear Guide, Spring 2011

    Take the chill out of a winter evening with this hearty, delicious, stew-like entree. Packed with white-meat chicken, long-grain rice and tons of veggies, this savory gumbo had our staff fighting over the last ladle one cold night while camped on a glacier in Norway. “I’d never guess it was dehydrated,” says one tester. “The tubes of concentrated turkey broth give it home-cooked flavor.” Prep couldn’t be simpler: Just add water.


    — Backpacker Magazine Editor's Choice/Gear Guide, Fall 2010

    frequently asked questions

    Why is a Cook–in–Cozy™ recommended?
     

    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.

    Reviews (19)

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Mixed in the jalapeno sausage with this. Good hearty meal for one person with enough for my daughter to try some as well. Flavor and texture was excellent.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Bought a few different meals to try out on a family camping trip before I use them for my next solo backpacking trip. Gumbo was the first thing on the menu and it was amazing! Everything reconstituted perfectly. Flavors blended wonderfully! I will definitely order more and recommend to everyone I see!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      This is one of the best trail meals I've EVER had!!!!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      WOW, great meal! I highly recommend this, easy to make and delicious! I made this and the skillet bread for a meal and was very pleased! The tabasco is a nice touch!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Has a good flavor, not to salty, My only hangup is, it like eating boiled okra a little to slimy for me.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      By far one of the best backpacking meals I've had. I loved the unique taste of gumbo and I will definitely add this to my list of preferred meals on my next adventure. Take the time to make yourself a cozy for your pot or just an envelope type cozy. They make a huge difference in how your food hydrates. A great meal.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Are you serious? Magic must exist, since there is no way this should have tasted this damn good. I got the sausage to go with it, and it was better than most of the restaurants in my town. I'm used to sodium filled dehydrated getting by, eating because you have to. Who ever looked forward to dinner on the trail before? I'll never buy another brand.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Hands-down the best trail meal I have every tasted! My family loves this so much that we sometimes break down and cook it at home for a regular dinner! I do recommend adding sausage if you can, as this gives it a more complex taste experience, but it is quite good plain. 5 stars for this one!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Taste tested this at home cooking it in the bag and it tasted better than even frozen or canned dinners on the supermarket shelf. Tasty, not too salty, hearty, big portion, easy to prepare. And the fact that you get real vegetables while eating in the backcountry? What more could I ask for?

    Cooking Method

    just add water

    Water Required

    16 ounces

    Temperature

    boiling water

    Cook time

    15 minutes

    Serving

    16 ounces

  • Instructions
  • ABOUT OUR THE 'BIG EASY' CAJUN GUMBO

    • 1 Serving Meal
       
    • Dietary Considerations:  meat dish (chicken); gluten conscious 
      • all-natural ingredients
      • 390 calories
      • 36 g protein
         
    • Meal Net Weight:  4.1 oz | 117 g    
       
    • Meal Includes:  seasoned gumbo with rice mix; broth concentrate; Tabasco hot sauce
       
    • Required:  boiling water
       
    • Recommended:  adding BYO diced shelf-stable smoked sausage;  long handled spoon;  Cook-in-Cozy

    Remove

    condiment packet and natural desiccant.

    Add

    broth concentrate and 2 cups (16 oz / 473 ml) of boiling water to the pouch and stir well.

    Press

    air from pouch; seal and shake.

    Steep-Cook

    for 15 minutes.

    Cook-in-Cozy™ recommended but not required. 

    STIR to blend.

     

    Add

    Tabasco Hot Sauce to your taste.

    ENJOY!

    your 'Big Easy' Cajun Gumbo!

    Ingredients & Nutrition

     

    Ingredients:

    White Rice, Cage-Free Chicken (white chicken meat), Turkey Broth (turkey stock, natural flavor, salt, turkey fat, maltodextrin, sugar, yeast extract, xanthan gum), Organic Chicken Stock, Gravy Base (food starch-modified, palm oil, enriched bleached flour [wheat flour, niacin, iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid], maltodextrin, salt, corn syrup solids, whey, sugar, contains less than 2%: buttermilk, nonfat milk, black pepper, mono & diglycerides, sodium caseinate, lactalbumin, dicalcium phosphate, color added), Turkey Stock, Potato Starch, Organic Tomato Flakes, Okra, Minced Shallots, Red and Green Bell Peppers, Broth Seasoning (salt, sugar, soybean oil, natural chicken flavor, turmeric, chicken broth, annatto powder, natural flavor, spices, onion, parsley), Green Bell Pepper, Spices, Red Pepper Spice (salt, spices, garlic, silicon dioxide), Organic Whole Kernel Yellow Corn, Diced Red Tomatoes (tomatoes, citric acid, calcium chloride), Diced Sweet Onion, Organic Fire-Roasted Yellow Corn, Gumbo File, Organic Carrot Granules, Natural Mesquite Smoke, Celery, Seasoning (paprika, salt, onion, garlic, sugar and other spices), Okra Powder, Minced White Onion, Bay Leaves, Green Onions, Organic Chives

    Special Notes:

    CONDIMENTS NOT REFLECTED IN NUTRITION: Tabasco Hot Sauce Packet

    CONTAINS: Milk, Soy, Wheat

    PROCESSED IN A FACILITY THAT HANDLES WHEAT, EGG, MILK, SOYBEAN, PEANUT AND TREE NUT PRODUCTS.

    Press Articles

    "This hearty, tasty glop is one of the best dehydrated meals I’ve ever had,” declares one editor. A hands-down favorite, the gumbo jumble of chicken, okra—okra!—tomatoes, bell peppers, and rice is nearly foolproof to make: “Add too much water, and it was a nice soup; not enough and it was a rich stew,” says another tester.


    — Backpacker Magazine Editor's Choice/Gear Guide, Spring 2011

    Take the chill out of a winter evening with this hearty, delicious, stew-like entree. Packed with white-meat chicken, long-grain rice and tons of veggies, this savory gumbo had our staff fighting over the last ladle one cold night while camped on a glacier in Norway. “I’d never guess it was dehydrated,” says one tester. “The tubes of concentrated turkey broth give it home-cooked flavor.” Prep couldn’t be simpler: Just add water.


    — Backpacker Magazine Editor's Choice/Gear Guide, Fall 2010

    frequently asked questions

    Why is a Cook–in–Cozy™ recommended?
     

    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.

    Reviews (19)

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Mixed in the jalapeno sausage with this. Good hearty meal for one person with enough for my daughter to try some as well. Flavor and texture was excellent.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Bought a few different meals to try out on a family camping trip before I use them for my next solo backpacking trip. Gumbo was the first thing on the menu and it was amazing! Everything reconstituted perfectly. Flavors blended wonderfully! I will definitely order more and recommend to everyone I see!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      This is one of the best trail meals I've EVER had!!!!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      WOW, great meal! I highly recommend this, easy to make and delicious! I made this and the skillet bread for a meal and was very pleased! The tabasco is a nice touch!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Has a good flavor, not to salty, My only hangup is, it like eating boiled okra a little to slimy for me.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      By far one of the best backpacking meals I've had. I loved the unique taste of gumbo and I will definitely add this to my list of preferred meals on my next adventure. Take the time to make yourself a cozy for your pot or just an envelope type cozy. They make a huge difference in how your food hydrates. A great meal.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Are you serious? Magic must exist, since there is no way this should have tasted this damn good. I got the sausage to go with it, and it was better than most of the restaurants in my town. I'm used to sodium filled dehydrated getting by, eating because you have to. Who ever looked forward to dinner on the trail before? I'll never buy another brand.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Hands-down the best trail meal I have every tasted! My family loves this so much that we sometimes break down and cook it at home for a regular dinner! I do recommend adding sausage if you can, as this gives it a more complex taste experience, but it is quite good plain. 5 stars for this one!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Taste tested this at home cooking it in the bag and it tasted better than even frozen or canned dinners on the supermarket shelf. Tasty, not too salty, hearty, big portion, easy to prepare. And the fact that you get real vegetables while eating in the backcountry? What more could I ask for?

    Cooking Method

    just add water

    Water Required

    16 ounces

    Temperature

    boiling water

    Cook time

    15 minutes

    Serving

    16 ounces

  • Ingredients & Nutrition
  • ABOUT OUR THE 'BIG EASY' CAJUN GUMBO

    • 1 Serving Meal
       
    • Dietary Considerations:  meat dish (chicken); gluten conscious 
      • all-natural ingredients
      • 390 calories
      • 36 g protein
         
    • Meal Net Weight:  4.1 oz | 117 g    
       
    • Meal Includes:  seasoned gumbo with rice mix; broth concentrate; Tabasco hot sauce
       
    • Required:  boiling water
       
    • Recommended:  adding BYO diced shelf-stable smoked sausage;  long handled spoon;  Cook-in-Cozy

    Remove

    condiment packet and natural desiccant.

    Add

    broth concentrate and 2 cups (16 oz / 473 ml) of boiling water to the pouch and stir well.

    Press

    air from pouch; seal and shake.

    Steep-Cook

    for 15 minutes.

    Cook-in-Cozy™ recommended but not required. 

    STIR to blend.

     

    Add

    Tabasco Hot Sauce to your taste.

    ENJOY!

    your 'Big Easy' Cajun Gumbo!

    Ingredients & Nutrition

     

    Ingredients:

    White Rice, Cage-Free Chicken (white chicken meat), Turkey Broth (turkey stock, natural flavor, salt, turkey fat, maltodextrin, sugar, yeast extract, xanthan gum), Organic Chicken Stock, Gravy Base (food starch-modified, palm oil, enriched bleached flour [wheat flour, niacin, iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid], maltodextrin, salt, corn syrup solids, whey, sugar, contains less than 2%: buttermilk, nonfat milk, black pepper, mono & diglycerides, sodium caseinate, lactalbumin, dicalcium phosphate, color added), Turkey Stock, Potato Starch, Organic Tomato Flakes, Okra, Minced Shallots, Red and Green Bell Peppers, Broth Seasoning (salt, sugar, soybean oil, natural chicken flavor, turmeric, chicken broth, annatto powder, natural flavor, spices, onion, parsley), Green Bell Pepper, Spices, Red Pepper Spice (salt, spices, garlic, silicon dioxide), Organic Whole Kernel Yellow Corn, Diced Red Tomatoes (tomatoes, citric acid, calcium chloride), Diced Sweet Onion, Organic Fire-Roasted Yellow Corn, Gumbo File, Organic Carrot Granules, Natural Mesquite Smoke, Celery, Seasoning (paprika, salt, onion, garlic, sugar and other spices), Okra Powder, Minced White Onion, Bay Leaves, Green Onions, Organic Chives

    Special Notes:

    CONDIMENTS NOT REFLECTED IN NUTRITION: Tabasco Hot Sauce Packet

    CONTAINS: Milk, Soy, Wheat

    PROCESSED IN A FACILITY THAT HANDLES WHEAT, EGG, MILK, SOYBEAN, PEANUT AND TREE NUT PRODUCTS.

    Press Articles

    "This hearty, tasty glop is one of the best dehydrated meals I’ve ever had,” declares one editor. A hands-down favorite, the gumbo jumble of chicken, okra—okra!—tomatoes, bell peppers, and rice is nearly foolproof to make: “Add too much water, and it was a nice soup; not enough and it was a rich stew,” says another tester.


    — Backpacker Magazine Editor's Choice/Gear Guide, Spring 2011

    Take the chill out of a winter evening with this hearty, delicious, stew-like entree. Packed with white-meat chicken, long-grain rice and tons of veggies, this savory gumbo had our staff fighting over the last ladle one cold night while camped on a glacier in Norway. “I’d never guess it was dehydrated,” says one tester. “The tubes of concentrated turkey broth give it home-cooked flavor.” Prep couldn’t be simpler: Just add water.


    — Backpacker Magazine Editor's Choice/Gear Guide, Fall 2010

    frequently asked questions

    Why is a Cook–in–Cozy™ recommended?
     

    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.

    Reviews (19)

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Mixed in the jalapeno sausage with this. Good hearty meal for one person with enough for my daughter to try some as well. Flavor and texture was excellent.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Bought a few different meals to try out on a family camping trip before I use them for my next solo backpacking trip. Gumbo was the first thing on the menu and it was amazing! Everything reconstituted perfectly. Flavors blended wonderfully! I will definitely order more and recommend to everyone I see!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      This is one of the best trail meals I've EVER had!!!!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      WOW, great meal! I highly recommend this, easy to make and delicious! I made this and the skillet bread for a meal and was very pleased! The tabasco is a nice touch!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Has a good flavor, not to salty, My only hangup is, it like eating boiled okra a little to slimy for me.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      By far one of the best backpacking meals I've had. I loved the unique taste of gumbo and I will definitely add this to my list of preferred meals on my next adventure. Take the time to make yourself a cozy for your pot or just an envelope type cozy. They make a huge difference in how your food hydrates. A great meal.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Are you serious? Magic must exist, since there is no way this should have tasted this damn good. I got the sausage to go with it, and it was better than most of the restaurants in my town. I'm used to sodium filled dehydrated getting by, eating because you have to. Who ever looked forward to dinner on the trail before? I'll never buy another brand.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Hands-down the best trail meal I have every tasted! My family loves this so much that we sometimes break down and cook it at home for a regular dinner! I do recommend adding sausage if you can, as this gives it a more complex taste experience, but it is quite good plain. 5 stars for this one!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Taste tested this at home cooking it in the bag and it tasted better than even frozen or canned dinners on the supermarket shelf. Tasty, not too salty, hearty, big portion, easy to prepare. And the fact that you get real vegetables while eating in the backcountry? What more could I ask for?

    Cooking Method

    just add water

    Water Required

    16 ounces

    Temperature

    boiling water

    Cook time

    15 minutes

    Serving

    16 ounces

  • Reviews (19)
  • ABOUT OUR THE 'BIG EASY' CAJUN GUMBO

    • 1 Serving Meal
       
    • Dietary Considerations:  meat dish (chicken); gluten conscious 
      • all-natural ingredients
      • 390 calories
      • 36 g protein
         
    • Meal Net Weight:  4.1 oz | 117 g    
       
    • Meal Includes:  seasoned gumbo with rice mix; broth concentrate; Tabasco hot sauce
       
    • Required:  boiling water
       
    • Recommended:  adding BYO diced shelf-stable smoked sausage;  long handled spoon;  Cook-in-Cozy

    Remove

    condiment packet and natural desiccant.

    Add

    broth concentrate and 2 cups (16 oz / 473 ml) of boiling water to the pouch and stir well.

    Press

    air from pouch; seal and shake.

    Steep-Cook

    for 15 minutes.

    Cook-in-Cozy™ recommended but not required. 

    STIR to blend.

     

    Add

    Tabasco Hot Sauce to your taste.

    ENJOY!

    your 'Big Easy' Cajun Gumbo!

    Ingredients & Nutrition

     

    Ingredients:

    White Rice, Cage-Free Chicken (white chicken meat), Turkey Broth (turkey stock, natural flavor, salt, turkey fat, maltodextrin, sugar, yeast extract, xanthan gum), Organic Chicken Stock, Gravy Base (food starch-modified, palm oil, enriched bleached flour [wheat flour, niacin, iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid], maltodextrin, salt, corn syrup solids, whey, sugar, contains less than 2%: buttermilk, nonfat milk, black pepper, mono & diglycerides, sodium caseinate, lactalbumin, dicalcium phosphate, color added), Turkey Stock, Potato Starch, Organic Tomato Flakes, Okra, Minced Shallots, Red and Green Bell Peppers, Broth Seasoning (salt, sugar, soybean oil, natural chicken flavor, turmeric, chicken broth, annatto powder, natural flavor, spices, onion, parsley), Green Bell Pepper, Spices, Red Pepper Spice (salt, spices, garlic, silicon dioxide), Organic Whole Kernel Yellow Corn, Diced Red Tomatoes (tomatoes, citric acid, calcium chloride), Diced Sweet Onion, Organic Fire-Roasted Yellow Corn, Gumbo File, Organic Carrot Granules, Natural Mesquite Smoke, Celery, Seasoning (paprika, salt, onion, garlic, sugar and other spices), Okra Powder, Minced White Onion, Bay Leaves, Green Onions, Organic Chives

    Special Notes:

    CONDIMENTS NOT REFLECTED IN NUTRITION: Tabasco Hot Sauce Packet

    CONTAINS: Milk, Soy, Wheat

    PROCESSED IN A FACILITY THAT HANDLES WHEAT, EGG, MILK, SOYBEAN, PEANUT AND TREE NUT PRODUCTS.

    Press Articles

    "This hearty, tasty glop is one of the best dehydrated meals I’ve ever had,” declares one editor. A hands-down favorite, the gumbo jumble of chicken, okra—okra!—tomatoes, bell peppers, and rice is nearly foolproof to make: “Add too much water, and it was a nice soup; not enough and it was a rich stew,” says another tester.


    — Backpacker Magazine Editor's Choice/Gear Guide, Spring 2011

    Take the chill out of a winter evening with this hearty, delicious, stew-like entree. Packed with white-meat chicken, long-grain rice and tons of veggies, this savory gumbo had our staff fighting over the last ladle one cold night while camped on a glacier in Norway. “I’d never guess it was dehydrated,” says one tester. “The tubes of concentrated turkey broth give it home-cooked flavor.” Prep couldn’t be simpler: Just add water.


    — Backpacker Magazine Editor's Choice/Gear Guide, Fall 2010

    frequently asked questions

    Why is a Cook–in–Cozy™ recommended?
     

    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.

    Reviews (19)

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Mixed in the jalapeno sausage with this. Good hearty meal for one person with enough for my daughter to try some as well. Flavor and texture was excellent.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Bought a few different meals to try out on a family camping trip before I use them for my next solo backpacking trip. Gumbo was the first thing on the menu and it was amazing! Everything reconstituted perfectly. Flavors blended wonderfully! I will definitely order more and recommend to everyone I see!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      This is one of the best trail meals I've EVER had!!!!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      WOW, great meal! I highly recommend this, easy to make and delicious! I made this and the skillet bread for a meal and was very pleased! The tabasco is a nice touch!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Has a good flavor, not to salty, My only hangup is, it like eating boiled okra a little to slimy for me.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      By far one of the best backpacking meals I've had. I loved the unique taste of gumbo and I will definitely add this to my list of preferred meals on my next adventure. Take the time to make yourself a cozy for your pot or just an envelope type cozy. They make a huge difference in how your food hydrates. A great meal.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Are you serious? Magic must exist, since there is no way this should have tasted this damn good. I got the sausage to go with it, and it was better than most of the restaurants in my town. I'm used to sodium filled dehydrated getting by, eating because you have to. Who ever looked forward to dinner on the trail before? I'll never buy another brand.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Hands-down the best trail meal I have every tasted! My family loves this so much that we sometimes break down and cook it at home for a regular dinner! I do recommend adding sausage if you can, as this gives it a more complex taste experience, but it is quite good plain. 5 stars for this one!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Taste tested this at home cooking it in the bag and it tasted better than even frozen or canned dinners on the supermarket shelf. Tasty, not too salty, hearty, big portion, easy to prepare. And the fact that you get real vegetables while eating in the backcountry? What more could I ask for?

    Cooking Method

    just add water

    Water Required

    16 ounces

    Temperature

    boiling water

    Cook time

    15 minutes

    Serving

    16 ounces

  • Press
  • ABOUT OUR THE 'BIG EASY' CAJUN GUMBO

    • 1 Serving Meal
       
    • Dietary Considerations:  meat dish (chicken); gluten conscious 
      • all-natural ingredients
      • 390 calories
      • 36 g protein
         
    • Meal Net Weight:  4.1 oz | 117 g    
       
    • Meal Includes:  seasoned gumbo with rice mix; broth concentrate; Tabasco hot sauce
       
    • Required:  boiling water
       
    • Recommended:  adding BYO diced shelf-stable smoked sausage;  long handled spoon;  Cook-in-Cozy

    Remove

    condiment packet and natural desiccant.

    Add

    broth concentrate and 2 cups (16 oz / 473 ml) of boiling water to the pouch and stir well.

    Press

    air from pouch; seal and shake.

    Steep-Cook

    for 15 minutes.

    Cook-in-Cozy™ recommended but not required. 

    STIR to blend.

     

    Add

    Tabasco Hot Sauce to your taste.

    ENJOY!

    your 'Big Easy' Cajun Gumbo!

    Ingredients & Nutrition

     

    Ingredients:

    White Rice, Cage-Free Chicken (white chicken meat), Turkey Broth (turkey stock, natural flavor, salt, turkey fat, maltodextrin, sugar, yeast extract, xanthan gum), Organic Chicken Stock, Gravy Base (food starch-modified, palm oil, enriched bleached flour [wheat flour, niacin, iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid], maltodextrin, salt, corn syrup solids, whey, sugar, contains less than 2%: buttermilk, nonfat milk, black pepper, mono & diglycerides, sodium caseinate, lactalbumin, dicalcium phosphate, color added), Turkey Stock, Potato Starch, Organic Tomato Flakes, Okra, Minced Shallots, Red and Green Bell Peppers, Broth Seasoning (salt, sugar, soybean oil, natural chicken flavor, turmeric, chicken broth, annatto powder, natural flavor, spices, onion, parsley), Green Bell Pepper, Spices, Red Pepper Spice (salt, spices, garlic, silicon dioxide), Organic Whole Kernel Yellow Corn, Diced Red Tomatoes (tomatoes, citric acid, calcium chloride), Diced Sweet Onion, Organic Fire-Roasted Yellow Corn, Gumbo File, Organic Carrot Granules, Natural Mesquite Smoke, Celery, Seasoning (paprika, salt, onion, garlic, sugar and other spices), Okra Powder, Minced White Onion, Bay Leaves, Green Onions, Organic Chives

    Special Notes:

    CONDIMENTS NOT REFLECTED IN NUTRITION: Tabasco Hot Sauce Packet

    CONTAINS: Milk, Soy, Wheat

    PROCESSED IN A FACILITY THAT HANDLES WHEAT, EGG, MILK, SOYBEAN, PEANUT AND TREE NUT PRODUCTS.

    Press Articles

    "This hearty, tasty glop is one of the best dehydrated meals I’ve ever had,” declares one editor. A hands-down favorite, the gumbo jumble of chicken, okra—okra!—tomatoes, bell peppers, and rice is nearly foolproof to make: “Add too much water, and it was a nice soup; not enough and it was a rich stew,” says another tester.


    — Backpacker Magazine Editor's Choice/Gear Guide, Spring 2011

    Take the chill out of a winter evening with this hearty, delicious, stew-like entree. Packed with white-meat chicken, long-grain rice and tons of veggies, this savory gumbo had our staff fighting over the last ladle one cold night while camped on a glacier in Norway. “I’d never guess it was dehydrated,” says one tester. “The tubes of concentrated turkey broth give it home-cooked flavor.” Prep couldn’t be simpler: Just add water.


    — Backpacker Magazine Editor's Choice/Gear Guide, Fall 2010

    frequently asked questions

    Why is a Cook–in–Cozy™ recommended?
     

    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.

    Reviews (19)

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Mixed in the jalapeno sausage with this. Good hearty meal for one person with enough for my daughter to try some as well. Flavor and texture was excellent.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Bought a few different meals to try out on a family camping trip before I use them for my next solo backpacking trip. Gumbo was the first thing on the menu and it was amazing! Everything reconstituted perfectly. Flavors blended wonderfully! I will definitely order more and recommend to everyone I see!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      This is one of the best trail meals I've EVER had!!!!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      WOW, great meal! I highly recommend this, easy to make and delicious! I made this and the skillet bread for a meal and was very pleased! The tabasco is a nice touch!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Has a good flavor, not to salty, My only hangup is, it like eating boiled okra a little to slimy for me.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      By far one of the best backpacking meals I've had. I loved the unique taste of gumbo and I will definitely add this to my list of preferred meals on my next adventure. Take the time to make yourself a cozy for your pot or just an envelope type cozy. They make a huge difference in how your food hydrates. A great meal.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Are you serious? Magic must exist, since there is no way this should have tasted this damn good. I got the sausage to go with it, and it was better than most of the restaurants in my town. I'm used to sodium filled dehydrated getting by, eating because you have to. Who ever looked forward to dinner on the trail before? I'll never buy another brand.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Hands-down the best trail meal I have every tasted! My family loves this so much that we sometimes break down and cook it at home for a regular dinner! I do recommend adding sausage if you can, as this gives it a more complex taste experience, but it is quite good plain. 5 stars for this one!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Taste tested this at home cooking it in the bag and it tasted better than even frozen or canned dinners on the supermarket shelf. Tasty, not too salty, hearty, big portion, easy to prepare. And the fact that you get real vegetables while eating in the backcountry? What more could I ask for?

    Cooking Method

    just add water

    Water Required

    16 ounces

    Temperature

    boiling water

    Cook time

    15 minutes

    Serving

    16 ounces

  • FAQS
  • ABOUT OUR THE 'BIG EASY' CAJUN GUMBO

    • 1 Serving Meal
       
    • Dietary Considerations:  meat dish (chicken); gluten conscious 
      • all-natural ingredients
      • 390 calories
      • 36 g protein
         
    • Meal Net Weight:  4.1 oz | 117 g    
       
    • Meal Includes:  seasoned gumbo with rice mix; broth concentrate; Tabasco hot sauce
       
    • Required:  boiling water
       
    • Recommended:  adding BYO diced shelf-stable smoked sausage;  long handled spoon;  Cook-in-Cozy

    Remove

    condiment packet and natural desiccant.

    Add

    broth concentrate and 2 cups (16 oz / 473 ml) of boiling water to the pouch and stir well.

    Press

    air from pouch; seal and shake.

    Steep-Cook

    for 15 minutes.

    Cook-in-Cozy™ recommended but not required. 

    STIR to blend.

     

    Add

    Tabasco Hot Sauce to your taste.

    ENJOY!

    your 'Big Easy' Cajun Gumbo!

    Ingredients & Nutrition

     

    Ingredients:

    White Rice, Cage-Free Chicken (white chicken meat), Turkey Broth (turkey stock, natural flavor, salt, turkey fat, maltodextrin, sugar, yeast extract, xanthan gum), Organic Chicken Stock, Gravy Base (food starch-modified, palm oil, enriched bleached flour [wheat flour, niacin, iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid], maltodextrin, salt, corn syrup solids, whey, sugar, contains less than 2%: buttermilk, nonfat milk, black pepper, mono & diglycerides, sodium caseinate, lactalbumin, dicalcium phosphate, color added), Turkey Stock, Potato Starch, Organic Tomato Flakes, Okra, Minced Shallots, Red and Green Bell Peppers, Broth Seasoning (salt, sugar, soybean oil, natural chicken flavor, turmeric, chicken broth, annatto powder, natural flavor, spices, onion, parsley), Green Bell Pepper, Spices, Red Pepper Spice (salt, spices, garlic, silicon dioxide), Organic Whole Kernel Yellow Corn, Diced Red Tomatoes (tomatoes, citric acid, calcium chloride), Diced Sweet Onion, Organic Fire-Roasted Yellow Corn, Gumbo File, Organic Carrot Granules, Natural Mesquite Smoke, Celery, Seasoning (paprika, salt, onion, garlic, sugar and other spices), Okra Powder, Minced White Onion, Bay Leaves, Green Onions, Organic Chives

    Special Notes:

    CONDIMENTS NOT REFLECTED IN NUTRITION: Tabasco Hot Sauce Packet

    CONTAINS: Milk, Soy, Wheat

    PROCESSED IN A FACILITY THAT HANDLES WHEAT, EGG, MILK, SOYBEAN, PEANUT AND TREE NUT PRODUCTS.

    Press Articles

    "This hearty, tasty glop is one of the best dehydrated meals I’ve ever had,” declares one editor. A hands-down favorite, the gumbo jumble of chicken, okra—okra!—tomatoes, bell peppers, and rice is nearly foolproof to make: “Add too much water, and it was a nice soup; not enough and it was a rich stew,” says another tester.


    — Backpacker Magazine Editor's Choice/Gear Guide, Spring 2011

    Take the chill out of a winter evening with this hearty, delicious, stew-like entree. Packed with white-meat chicken, long-grain rice and tons of veggies, this savory gumbo had our staff fighting over the last ladle one cold night while camped on a glacier in Norway. “I’d never guess it was dehydrated,” says one tester. “The tubes of concentrated turkey broth give it home-cooked flavor.” Prep couldn’t be simpler: Just add water.


    — Backpacker Magazine Editor's Choice/Gear Guide, Fall 2010

    frequently asked questions

    Why is a Cook–in–Cozy™ recommended?
     

    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.

    Reviews (19)

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Mixed in the jalapeno sausage with this. Good hearty meal for one person with enough for my daughter to try some as well. Flavor and texture was excellent.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Bought a few different meals to try out on a family camping trip before I use them for my next solo backpacking trip. Gumbo was the first thing on the menu and it was amazing! Everything reconstituted perfectly. Flavors blended wonderfully! I will definitely order more and recommend to everyone I see!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      This is one of the best trail meals I've EVER had!!!!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      WOW, great meal! I highly recommend this, easy to make and delicious! I made this and the skillet bread for a meal and was very pleased! The tabasco is a nice touch!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Has a good flavor, not to salty, My only hangup is, it like eating boiled okra a little to slimy for me.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      By far one of the best backpacking meals I've had. I loved the unique taste of gumbo and I will definitely add this to my list of preferred meals on my next adventure. Take the time to make yourself a cozy for your pot or just an envelope type cozy. They make a huge difference in how your food hydrates. A great meal.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Are you serious? Magic must exist, since there is no way this should have tasted this damn good. I got the sausage to go with it, and it was better than most of the restaurants in my town. I'm used to sodium filled dehydrated getting by, eating because you have to. Who ever looked forward to dinner on the trail before? I'll never buy another brand.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Hands-down the best trail meal I have every tasted! My family loves this so much that we sometimes break down and cook it at home for a regular dinner! I do recommend adding sausage if you can, as this gives it a more complex taste experience, but it is quite good plain. 5 stars for this one!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Taste tested this at home cooking it in the bag and it tasted better than even frozen or canned dinners on the supermarket shelf. Tasty, not too salty, hearty, big portion, easy to prepare. And the fact that you get real vegetables while eating in the backcountry? What more could I ask for?

    Cooking Method

    just add water

    Water Required

    16 ounces

    Temperature

    boiling water

    Cook time

    15 minutes

    Serving

    16 ounces