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  • 2 one-cup servings
  • 30 year taste guarantee
  • Allergens: wheat, soy
  • Just add water—plan easier, travel lighter and eat heartier
  • For nearly 50 years, Mountain House has been a premier choice of campers and backpackers; it has a proven history of reliability and, most importantly, delicious flavor
  • Mountain House meals are perfect for camping, backpacking, travel and emergency preparedness
  • Nutrition facts displayed here and on packaging may differ; information on packaging reflects actual contents

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Ingredients: cooked beef (beef flavoring, salt), enriched macaroni (durum semolina, niacin, iron [ferrous sulfate], thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), kidney beans, tomato paste, chili seasoning (chili pepper and other spices, dehydrated onion and garlic, hydrolyzed soy protein, potassium chloride, paprika, sugar, maltodextrin, beef extract, disodium inosinate and disodium guanylate, autolyzed yeast extract, caramel color, natural flavors, citric acid), modified corn starch, salt and dehydrated onions. Allergens: wheat, soy and sulfites.

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Best Use Backpacking
Serving Size 1 cup
Servings per Container 2 serving(s)
Calories Per Serving 230
Calories from Fat 50
Total Fat 6 grams
Saturated Fat 2 grams
Trans Fat 0 grams
Cholesterol 20 milligrams
Sodium 780 milligrams
Carbohydrates 31 grams
Potassium 0 milligrams
Dietary Fiber 5 grams
Sugars 3 grams
Protein 12 grams
Meat Beef
Net Weight 4.06 ounces
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mtn.House does it again!!! I am a big fan of most Mountain House meals. But the Chili mac is possibly one of the best meals they offer. It has a great flavor and is really filling. I found it gave me a loads of good energy while doing 30 miles on the AT this past weekend. I would recommend letting this sit about 15 mins before eating because the beans can take a while to re-hydrate. The only thing that keep me from giving this 5 stars is the price. I am planning on learning how to dehydrate all my own food from now on because of this. This and the beef stroganoff are the best freeze dried meals I have ever tried. ps: try eating this with some tortilla chips instead of a fork/spood :-)
Date published: 2008-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stellar I second the review above. On our Tetons trip this was our last meal, and all the other backpackers were super jealous. We had extra cheddar to throw in which made it even more amazing. We loved this one so much, we bought (what we thought was) the same one for our next backpacking trip...turned out to be the brand "Backpackers Country"... all I have to say is yuck, it pailed in comparison to this Mountain House meal of meals. This is my number 1 meal right now. Oh, and I would have to add that you cannot put a price on taste in the mountains.
Date published: 2010-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect trail dinner This is my favorite Mountain House dinner (the Breakfast skillet is my other go-to meal when backpacking). Some comments on how to use it... * Mountain house claim their meals feed two. I find that I can easily eat one by myself if I've been hiking/backpacking all day * I always allow a few minutes extra waiting time over what the instructions say - this allows time for the pasta, beans, rice, whatever to reconstitute 'more'. The pouch keeps the contents hot enough for those extra couple minutes * The Pro-Pak versions are the best! A little bit smaller/lighter than the regular size.
Date published: 2015-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent choice and packaging Very tasty backcountry meal. Please note these meals are specially formulated for high physical stress situations. Do not eat these meals at home, they are designed for on trail consumption to replenish what your body needs after a big calorie and electrolite burn. I can't say enough about the Pro Pack series. They are the PERFECT size and the vacuum packaging really cuts down on the space required in your backpack yet still has the handy ziplock strip and same great taste. I highly recommend these meals as best of breed (for taste, convenience, portioning, and consistency) for backcountry meals.
Date published: 2011-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mountain House CHili Mac with beef It took a bit of time to get my products, but the wait was well worth it. The food was wonderful and easy to make.
Date published: 2015-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pretty good I was a little bit nervous to try this one. I am pretty new to freeze dried food and everyone's idea of "good" chili is different. I thought it was very good. And like all chili (good and bad), I will not eat it right before I trap myself in a mummy bag again.
Date published: 2012-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent taste!! Chili Mac with beef is my favorite. Next I like the breakfast skillet & scrambled eggs! Who says it can't be eAten as dinner?!
Date published: 2015-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from better then they say i have purchased about 60 number 10 cans of food from mountain house over the yrs, they sent me a free sample about three weeks ago and i ate it the other day, the chili mac with beef was better then they say, only problem is i would let it stand for 12-14 min not 8-9 min, other then that its good
Date published: 2017-02-02
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Is 31mg the correct amount of sodium for this product? Seems quite low compared to the other Mountain House offerings.

Asked by: RPADC
For the Chili Mac With Beef Pro-Pak - 2 Servings, the sodium is 780 grams. We will update this and other specs soon.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-10-28
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