About Our TUSCAN BEEF STEW & italian POLENTA
- 1 Serving Backpacking Meal
- Dietary Considerations: meat dish (roasted beef)
- all-natural dehydrated and freeze-dried ingredients
- 560 calories
- 41 g protein
- Meal Net Weight: 5.0 oz | 145 g
- Meal Includes: seasoned beef stew mix; seasoned polenta; broth stick
- Required: boiling water
- Recommended: long handled spoon; Cook-in-Cozy™
all interior packets and natural desiccants (2 total) from main meal pouch and polenta pouch.
broth concentrate and 1-1/4 cups (10 oz / 296 ml) of boiling water to the main meal pouch and stir. Now add 1/2 cup (4 oz / 118 ml) of boiling water to the polenta pouch and stir.
air from both pouches; seal and shake
Cook-in-Cozy™ recommended but not required.
occasionally to blend.
your Beef Stew with dollops of Parmesan Polenta.
to your Tuscan Beef Stew & Italian Polenta!
Ingredients & Nutrition
Polenta (corn meal), Roasted Beef (cooked beef, salt), Whole Milk, Beef Broth (beef stock, maltodextrin, natural flavor, sugar, beef fat, salt, yeast extract, xanthan gum), Organic Whole Kernel Yellow Corn, Potatoes, Organic Chopped Carrots, Beef Stock, Spices, Red and Green Bell Peppers, Potato Starch, Diced Red Tomatoes (tomatoes, citric acid, calcium chloride), Sweet Basil, Organic Carrot Granules, Parmesan Cheese (partially skim milk, cultures, salt, enzymes, disodium phosphate), Sweet Corn Puree, Green Beans, Organic Tomato Flakes, Sea Salt, Diced Sweet Onion, Zucchini Squash, Celery, Butter (sweet cream, salt, annatto, nonfat milk solids, sodium caseinate, disodium phosphate), Tomato Pepper (garlic salt, organic tomato (organic tomatoes, silicon dioxide), annatto, garlic granules, cilantro), Beef Au Jus (salt, sugar, hydrolyzed soy protein, rendered beef fat, dextrose maltodextrin [from corn], natural flavor, yeast extract, onion, monosodium glutamate, caramel color, disodium inosinate, disodium guanylate), Beet Puree, Mushrooms, Lemon Juice (corn syrup, lemon juice, lemon oil), Red Burgundy Wine (maltodextrin, corn starch, wine, corn syrup, malic acid, natural flavor, sorbic acid, sulfites, potassium sorbate), Minced Shallots, Organic Chives, Green Onions
CONTAINS: Milk, Soy
PROCESSED IN A FACILITY THAT HANDLES WHEAT, EGG, MILK, SOYBEAN, PEANUT AND TREE NUT PRODUCTS.
The polenta is so much more satisfying than the typical mashed potatoes one would expect with stew. It is hardy, filling and doesn’t upset the stomach when hiking. It’s simply comfort food, but with spices and lots of flavor. A solid 2 thumbs up and we highly recommend it.
— Trail Cooking, April 2019
— Backpacker Magazine Editors' Choice/Gear Guide, Spring 2011
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.
One of my favorite meals from Packit Gourmet!! Love the Polenta on top. Super great flavor. After a long day of hiking, it is nice to look forward to a yummy, delicious hot meal!
The combo of the stew and polenta is out of this world! Can't believe this is an option in the wilderness. Thank you creators!
Absolutely delicious, but too many steps for my fast and lite backpacking style. Better suited for the rare instances I am doing short hikes or car camping. Polenta is by far my favorite part!!!
I love the texture and flavor of this meal, and the polenta topped it off beautifully! after reading multiple reviews talking about how it was more 'soup like', I purchased a bag of potato cubes and a bag of mushrooms to add to the mix. These additions filled out the meal and absorbed the extra water making it perfect!
Truly outstanding!! This is the best backpacking meal you can find. Just absolutely delicious!! Highly recommended!!
Really good. Definitely going on the menu for our float trip.
REALLY enjoyed this meal! Great blend of spices & textures. A real step above what I've come to expect after over 40 years of eating freeze dried meals in the backcountry.
Polenta can be a tricky thing even to make at home, so I had my reservations about how it would turn out. It was so good I wish I had purchased an additional side of it to go with. The stew was great, but for me the polenta was the star of the meal.
just add water