ABOUT OUR THE 'BIG EASY' CAJUN GUMBO
- 1 Serving Backpacking Meal
- Dietary Considerations: meat dish (chicken); gluten conscious
- all-natural dehydrated and freeze-dried 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: long handled spoon; Cook-in-Cozy™
- Insider's Tip: diced shelf-stable smoked sausage takes this dish up a notch!
condiment packet and natural desiccant.
broth concentrate and 2 cups (16 oz / 473 ml) of boiling water to the pouch and stir well.
air from pouch; seal and shake.
for 15 minutes.
Cook-in-Cozy™ recommended but not required.
STIR to blend.
Tabasco Hot Sauce to your taste.
your 'Big Easy' Cajun Gumbo!
Ingredients & Nutrition
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
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.
"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
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.
I was hoping this would have more taste. I also end up adding more rice to it.
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.
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!
This is one of the best trail meals I've EVER had!!!!
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!
Has a good flavor, not to salty, My only hangup is, it like eating boiled okra a little to slimy for me.
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.
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.
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!
just add water