Tuscan Beef Stew & Italian Polenta

roasted beef & vegetables in a burgundy wine bone broth with creamy parmesan polenta

Our Tuscan inspired beef stew is loaded with lean, grass-fed roast beef and a medley of garden veggies: sweet carrots, whole kernel corn, red ripe tomatoes, diced potatoes, green beans simmered in a beef stock, basil and red wine broth.  We pair it, Italian countryside-style, with a dollop of creamy parmesan polenta.

The result is a delicious, filling, nutrient-rich stew sure to please any backcountry diner!

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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

Remove

all interior packets and natural desiccants (2 total) from main meal pouch and polenta pouch.

Add

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.

Press

air from both pouches; seal and shake

Steep-Cook

15 minutes.

Cook-in-Cozy™ recommended but not required.

SHAKE
occasionally to blend.

 

Top

your Beef Stew with dollops of Parmesan Polenta.

DIG IN!

to your Tuscan Beef Stew & Italian Polenta!

Ingredients & Nutrition

 

 

Ingredients:

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

Special Notes:

CONTAINS: Milk, Soy

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

Press Articles

 

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

 
"The best meal I've ever had on the trail," says one tester. "If I was served this at a restaurant, I would have complimented the chef." Unlike so many camp stews, this one actually looks good - full of colorful vegetables like corn and carrots and tomatoes - and it's served atop creamy polenta. With the protein punch of the beef, it's also satisfyingly hearty after a long trail day.


— Backpacker Magazine Editors' Choice/Gear Guide, Spring 2011

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 (23)

  • 3

    3.0 Fork Rating

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    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!

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    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!

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    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!!!

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    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!

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    Truly outstanding!! This is the best backpacking meal you can find. Just absolutely delicious!! Highly recommended!!

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    Really good. Definitely going on the menu for our float trip.

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    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.

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    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.

Cooking Method

just add water

Water Required

14 ounces

Temperature

boiling water

Cook time

15 minutes

Serving

16 Ounces

  • About
  • 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

    Remove

    all interior packets and natural desiccants (2 total) from main meal pouch and polenta pouch.

    Add

    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.

    Press

    air from both pouches; seal and shake

    Steep-Cook

    15 minutes.

    Cook-in-Cozy™ recommended but not required.

    SHAKE
    occasionally to blend.

     

    Top

    your Beef Stew with dollops of Parmesan Polenta.

    DIG IN!

    to your Tuscan Beef Stew & Italian Polenta!

    Ingredients & Nutrition

     

     

    Ingredients:

    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

    Special Notes:

    CONTAINS: Milk, Soy

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

    Press Articles

     

    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

     
    "The best meal I've ever had on the trail," says one tester. "If I was served this at a restaurant, I would have complimented the chef." Unlike so many camp stews, this one actually looks good - full of colorful vegetables like corn and carrots and tomatoes - and it's served atop creamy polenta. With the protein punch of the beef, it's also satisfyingly hearty after a long trail day.


    — Backpacker Magazine Editors' Choice/Gear Guide, Spring 2011

    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 (23)

    • 3

      3.0 Fork Rating

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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!!!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Truly outstanding!! This is the best backpacking meal you can find. Just absolutely delicious!! Highly recommended!!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Really good. Definitely going on the menu for our float trip.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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.

    Cooking Method

    just add water

    Water Required

    14 ounces

    Temperature

    boiling water

    Cook time

    15 minutes

    Serving

    16 Ounces

  • Instructions
  • 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

    Remove

    all interior packets and natural desiccants (2 total) from main meal pouch and polenta pouch.

    Add

    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.

    Press

    air from both pouches; seal and shake

    Steep-Cook

    15 minutes.

    Cook-in-Cozy™ recommended but not required.

    SHAKE
    occasionally to blend.

     

    Top

    your Beef Stew with dollops of Parmesan Polenta.

    DIG IN!

    to your Tuscan Beef Stew & Italian Polenta!

    Ingredients & Nutrition

     

     

    Ingredients:

    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

    Special Notes:

    CONTAINS: Milk, Soy

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

    Press Articles

     

    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

     
    "The best meal I've ever had on the trail," says one tester. "If I was served this at a restaurant, I would have complimented the chef." Unlike so many camp stews, this one actually looks good - full of colorful vegetables like corn and carrots and tomatoes - and it's served atop creamy polenta. With the protein punch of the beef, it's also satisfyingly hearty after a long trail day.


    — Backpacker Magazine Editors' Choice/Gear Guide, Spring 2011

    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 (23)

    • 3

      3.0 Fork Rating

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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!!!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Truly outstanding!! This is the best backpacking meal you can find. Just absolutely delicious!! Highly recommended!!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Really good. Definitely going on the menu for our float trip.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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.

    Cooking Method

    just add water

    Water Required

    14 ounces

    Temperature

    boiling water

    Cook time

    15 minutes

    Serving

    16 Ounces

  • Ingredients & Nutrition
  • 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

    Remove

    all interior packets and natural desiccants (2 total) from main meal pouch and polenta pouch.

    Add

    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.

    Press

    air from both pouches; seal and shake

    Steep-Cook

    15 minutes.

    Cook-in-Cozy™ recommended but not required.

    SHAKE
    occasionally to blend.

     

    Top

    your Beef Stew with dollops of Parmesan Polenta.

    DIG IN!

    to your Tuscan Beef Stew & Italian Polenta!

    Ingredients & Nutrition

     

     

    Ingredients:

    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

    Special Notes:

    CONTAINS: Milk, Soy

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

    Press Articles

     

    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

     
    "The best meal I've ever had on the trail," says one tester. "If I was served this at a restaurant, I would have complimented the chef." Unlike so many camp stews, this one actually looks good - full of colorful vegetables like corn and carrots and tomatoes - and it's served atop creamy polenta. With the protein punch of the beef, it's also satisfyingly hearty after a long trail day.


    — Backpacker Magazine Editors' Choice/Gear Guide, Spring 2011

    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 (23)

    • 3

      3.0 Fork Rating

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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!!!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Truly outstanding!! This is the best backpacking meal you can find. Just absolutely delicious!! Highly recommended!!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Really good. Definitely going on the menu for our float trip.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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.

    Cooking Method

    just add water

    Water Required

    14 ounces

    Temperature

    boiling water

    Cook time

    15 minutes

    Serving

    16 Ounces

  • Reviews (23)
  • 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

    Remove

    all interior packets and natural desiccants (2 total) from main meal pouch and polenta pouch.

    Add

    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.

    Press

    air from both pouches; seal and shake

    Steep-Cook

    15 minutes.

    Cook-in-Cozy™ recommended but not required.

    SHAKE
    occasionally to blend.

     

    Top

    your Beef Stew with dollops of Parmesan Polenta.

    DIG IN!

    to your Tuscan Beef Stew & Italian Polenta!

    Ingredients & Nutrition

     

     

    Ingredients:

    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

    Special Notes:

    CONTAINS: Milk, Soy

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

    Press Articles

     

    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

     
    "The best meal I've ever had on the trail," says one tester. "If I was served this at a restaurant, I would have complimented the chef." Unlike so many camp stews, this one actually looks good - full of colorful vegetables like corn and carrots and tomatoes - and it's served atop creamy polenta. With the protein punch of the beef, it's also satisfyingly hearty after a long trail day.


    — Backpacker Magazine Editors' Choice/Gear Guide, Spring 2011

    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 (23)

    • 3

      3.0 Fork Rating

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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!!!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Truly outstanding!! This is the best backpacking meal you can find. Just absolutely delicious!! Highly recommended!!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Really good. Definitely going on the menu for our float trip.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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.

    Cooking Method

    just add water

    Water Required

    14 ounces

    Temperature

    boiling water

    Cook time

    15 minutes

    Serving

    16 Ounces

  • Press
  • 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

    Remove

    all interior packets and natural desiccants (2 total) from main meal pouch and polenta pouch.

    Add

    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.

    Press

    air from both pouches; seal and shake

    Steep-Cook

    15 minutes.

    Cook-in-Cozy™ recommended but not required.

    SHAKE
    occasionally to blend.

     

    Top

    your Beef Stew with dollops of Parmesan Polenta.

    DIG IN!

    to your Tuscan Beef Stew & Italian Polenta!

    Ingredients & Nutrition

     

     

    Ingredients:

    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

    Special Notes:

    CONTAINS: Milk, Soy

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

    Press Articles

     

    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

     
    "The best meal I've ever had on the trail," says one tester. "If I was served this at a restaurant, I would have complimented the chef." Unlike so many camp stews, this one actually looks good - full of colorful vegetables like corn and carrots and tomatoes - and it's served atop creamy polenta. With the protein punch of the beef, it's also satisfyingly hearty after a long trail day.


    — Backpacker Magazine Editors' Choice/Gear Guide, Spring 2011

    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 (23)

    • 3

      3.0 Fork Rating

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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!!!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Truly outstanding!! This is the best backpacking meal you can find. Just absolutely delicious!! Highly recommended!!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Really good. Definitely going on the menu for our float trip.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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.

    Cooking Method

    just add water

    Water Required

    14 ounces

    Temperature

    boiling water

    Cook time

    15 minutes

    Serving

    16 Ounces

  • FAQS
  • 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

    Remove

    all interior packets and natural desiccants (2 total) from main meal pouch and polenta pouch.

    Add

    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.

    Press

    air from both pouches; seal and shake

    Steep-Cook

    15 minutes.

    Cook-in-Cozy™ recommended but not required.

    SHAKE
    occasionally to blend.

     

    Top

    your Beef Stew with dollops of Parmesan Polenta.

    DIG IN!

    to your Tuscan Beef Stew & Italian Polenta!

    Ingredients & Nutrition

     

     

    Ingredients:

    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

    Special Notes:

    CONTAINS: Milk, Soy

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

    Press Articles

     

    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

     
    "The best meal I've ever had on the trail," says one tester. "If I was served this at a restaurant, I would have complimented the chef." Unlike so many camp stews, this one actually looks good - full of colorful vegetables like corn and carrots and tomatoes - and it's served atop creamy polenta. With the protein punch of the beef, it's also satisfyingly hearty after a long trail day.


    — Backpacker Magazine Editors' Choice/Gear Guide, Spring 2011

    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 (23)

    • 3

      3.0 Fork Rating

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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!!!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Truly outstanding!! This is the best backpacking meal you can find. Just absolutely delicious!! Highly recommended!!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Really good. Definitely going on the menu for our float trip.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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.

    Cooking Method

    just add water

    Water Required

    14 ounces

    Temperature

    boiling water

    Cook time

    15 minutes

    Serving

    16 Ounces