Dehydrated Meat Stew

Here’s one of my favorite dried recipes - Meat Stew 

Cut one pound of beef or wild game into 3/4 inch cubes, brown thoroughly, and dry on a cookie sheet. 

Cube two large potatoes, one broccoli stalk, and 3 carrot sticks, blanch, and dry.  Cut the broccoli head into smaller portions and dry raw with two diced cloves of garlic and a small to medium diced onion. 

Thaw and blanch one cup of frozen cranberries, poke a hole in each, and dry.

Mix together 2 T sugar and 2 T Worcestershire Sauce and dry on a pie tin. 

Mix all these dried ingredients together in one bag with 1 1/2 t salt, 1/8 t pepper, 1 t paprika, and 1 crushed bay leaf.  Bag separately 1/2 c rye flour. 

At camp, rehydrate in a large pot, adding water as it absorbs into the ingredients.  Cook until meat and veggies are tender (about one hour).  Mix the rye flour with a little cold water and add as needed to thicken. 

Feeds four hungry campers.  Don’t forget to bring instant pudding for desert!