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 chicken, 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 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! 

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 (20)

  • 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?

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    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!

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    Just finished a 3 day backpack trip. This was the best meal of the whole trip. I'm going to eat this again!

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    Very very good best of all the meals i have had from them

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    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.

  • 1

    1.0 Fork Rating

    by

    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.

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    This was our first Pack it Gourmet that we tried at home before hitting the trail. Easy to prepare, excellent flavor, and filling!

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    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.

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    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.

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 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! 

    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 (20)

    • 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?

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Just finished a 3 day backpack trip. This was the best meal of the whole trip. I'm going to eat this again!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Very very good best of all the meals i have had from them

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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.

    • 1

      1.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      This was our first Pack it Gourmet that we tried at home before hitting the trail. Easy to prepare, excellent flavor, and filling!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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.

    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 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! 

    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 (20)

    • 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?

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Just finished a 3 day backpack trip. This was the best meal of the whole trip. I'm going to eat this again!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Very very good best of all the meals i have had from them

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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.

    • 1

      1.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      This was our first Pack it Gourmet that we tried at home before hitting the trail. Easy to prepare, excellent flavor, and filling!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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.

    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 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! 

    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 (20)

    • 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?

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Just finished a 3 day backpack trip. This was the best meal of the whole trip. I'm going to eat this again!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Very very good best of all the meals i have had from them

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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.

    • 1

      1.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      This was our first Pack it Gourmet that we tried at home before hitting the trail. Easy to prepare, excellent flavor, and filling!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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.

    Cooking Method

    just add water

    Water Required

    16 ounces

    Temperature

    boiling water

    Cook time

    15 minutes

    Serving

    16 ounces

  • Reviews (20)
  • 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! 

    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 (20)

    • 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?

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Just finished a 3 day backpack trip. This was the best meal of the whole trip. I'm going to eat this again!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Very very good best of all the meals i have had from them

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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.

    • 1

      1.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      This was our first Pack it Gourmet that we tried at home before hitting the trail. Easy to prepare, excellent flavor, and filling!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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.

    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 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! 

    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 (20)

    • 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?

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Just finished a 3 day backpack trip. This was the best meal of the whole trip. I'm going to eat this again!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Very very good best of all the meals i have had from them

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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.

    • 1

      1.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      This was our first Pack it Gourmet that we tried at home before hitting the trail. Easy to prepare, excellent flavor, and filling!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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.

    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 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! 

    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 (20)

    • 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?

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Just finished a 3 day backpack trip. This was the best meal of the whole trip. I'm going to eat this again!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Very very good best of all the meals i have had from them

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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.

    • 1

      1.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      This was our first Pack it Gourmet that we tried at home before hitting the trail. Easy to prepare, excellent flavor, and filling!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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.

    Cooking Method

    just add water

    Water Required

    16 ounces

    Temperature

    boiling water

    Cook time

    15 minutes

    Serving

    16 ounces