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Ingredients: red beans, precooked long grain white rice, tomato, onion, potato starch, salt, new mexico chili pepper, sugar, corn starch, garlic, cumin seed, oregano, cayenne pepper

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Best Use Backpacking
Serving Size 1/2 package
Servings per Container 2 serving(s)
Calories Per Serving 300
Calories from Fat 10
Total Fat 1 gram
Saturated Fat 0 grams
Trans Fat 0 grams
Cholesterol 0 milligrams
Sodium 1,160 milligrams
Carbohydrates 62 grams
Dietary Fiber 16 grams
Sugars 4 grams
Protein 12 grams
Vegan Yes
Vegetarian Yes
Meat None
Gluten Free Yes
Net Weight 6 ounces
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great flavor, cook it longer (for the beans) We just spent a week out at Mueller SP, CO tent camping (IE no fridge), so we stocked up on a lot of these dehydrated camp food packets. Mueller SP is situated at around 9,500 feet elevation so cook times are a bit longer. My wife and I loved the flavor of this meal. For this meal, we cooked it in accordance with the instructions due to our increased elevation. Analysis: The flavor was really good but the texture was slightly off: some of the beans did not cook thoroughly. However, it won't stop us from buying this again in the future. Great meal, by far one of the best in Backpacker's Pantry lineup!
Date published: 2014-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple Staple To Build On This is an excellent blast of protein and carbs when you need it most. I was section hiking the AT recently and one morning I had not had much of a breakfast. I was putting down some good miles and really started to fade. I realized I needed calories so took a little half hour break, fired up my stove and made some beans and rice for a rare, cooked lunch. It was filling, and really tasty. I'm starting to turn toward more basic meals like this as it gives lots of room to customize, mix and match with other foods. For example, if you get the beans and rice, you should pick up a little log of spicy summer sausage as well. It really elevates. Maybe add some hard cheese and some hot sauce as well.
Date published: 2015-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from beans & rice This is my favorite freeze dried, but I love beans & rice. It's not spicy at all (if you want spicy add your own). Takes longer to "cook;" might let it sit 5-10 minutes extra. With 2-1/2 cups water, it's a bit soupy. Shouldn't give anyone heartburn unless they are already prone to that type of thing. Might be bland to anyone who thinks beans and rice are bland, but hey, it's beans & rice. It's very inexpensive (for freeze dried), packs in more calories than most freeze dried meals, has good amount of protein, and tasty. An ounce more weight than most Mountain House meals for two.
Date published: 2010-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good hearty meal This is one of the better tasting meals available, and it is great for adding a package of chicken to. Use 1/4 cup less water than the directions say to avoid red bean soup. Also makes a good burrito filling.
Date published: 2013-04-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not bad if you're hungry This was one of the better Backpacker Pantry products that we tried on a recent long weekend trip. All in all, it isn't that bad (better than MRE food), but it does require longer to cook than the directions indicate and is rather lackluster. I'd recommend this for breakfast, but I can't see it sustaining two active hikers as a lunch or dinner. It's cheap, lightweight, and easy to prepare - beyond that, don't set too high of expectations. We'll probably buy this again, but I would not rely on it to fill up two people under any circumstances.
Date published: 2009-02-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Overall a good meal This meal had a great flavor and just enough spice. My main complaint is that it was far too soupy even after draining off some of the water. Allowing the meal to sit for the max recommended time it still was not fully rehydrated. I would recommend adding less water and letting it sit longer to rehydrate. I will defiantly buy this one again.
Date published: 2011-05-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great meal for a low price A very tasty meal although a bit salty. But then all packaged meals are salty. We had this as dinner after a hard days walk. It tasted good. Spices were just right - not bland and not too spicy to give a heartburn. Granted we were tired, but this was a good meal. Enjoyed it throughly - and it is one of the least expensive meals.
Date published: 2008-02-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good vegetarian meal I thought this was one of their better products. Thought it needed a bit more salt as I was hiking for hours and really needed some additional nutrition. Thought the onions add a nice touch.
Date published: 2013-01-22
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