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.
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?
I hiked 18 miles that day on the Swamp Fox Passage of the Palmetto Trail in the Low Country of SC. Made camp at Cane Gully. As the temperature dropped into the teens, I prepared The Big Easy Gumbo. It was so good it brought tears to my eyes. What a great memory. Thank you Packit Gourmet!
Just finished a 3 day backpack trip. This was the best meal of the whole trip. I'm going to eat this again!
Very very good best of all the meals i have had from them
I brought two of these to the Boundary Waters for dinner one night. I added some venison/pork sausage form Packit and fed four hungry men. The taste was very good and honestly as good as some restaurant gumbo I have had. My trip mates asked me to bring it again next year.
I didn't care for this at all. I think my problem with it is the smoke flavor completely overwhelms it, and all I could taste was liquid smoke. I think if the smoke flavor was toned down it would be excellent.
This was our first Pack it Gourmet that we tried at home before hitting the trail. Easy to prepare, excellent flavor, and filling!
This gumbo was very good! it tastes just made! I am very patient and you have to be so that the ingredients have time to rehydrate. Flavor is on point.
This was fantastic. Definitely one of the best bagged meals I have ever had. Might be my favorite so far. The hot sauce gave it a little kick but it was good without it as well. Very filling and a perfect meal on a cool day out on the trail.
just add water