Monday, November 5, 2012

MRE Monday - Beef Stew

Just another friendly reminder to get out and vote.

Nutritional Information:

Serving Size: 227 grams or about 8.1 ounces
Calories: 220
Calories from fat: 40
Total Fat: 4.5g or 7% DV
Cholesterol: 35mg or 12% DV
Sodium: 780mg or 32% DV
Total Carbohydrates: 25g or 8% DV
Dietary Fiber: 3g or 12% DV
Sugars: 5g
Protein: 19g
Vitamin A: 150% DV
Vitamin C: 20% DV
Calcium:  4% DV
Iron: 15%

I expected something comparable to Dinty Beef Stew.


My Mother-in-law was having dinner with us again, so a bonus reviewer is available.

Row, the resident six year old, said, and I quote, "Yummy!" He finished what he had in front of him without any encouragement. This is the first time this has ever happened with an MRE, so it gets a gold star from him.

Red Ant With Pincers, or Red Ant, had been in a negative mood all day, so it didn't bode well for tonight's review. We had a hard time even to get him to take a small bite. No star, but maybe on a different night.

My Mother-in-law liked it a little better than Campbell's soup. Personally, I thought that this was a grand compliment. She giggled and said, "It would be good for the end of the world'. ( I think she's on to our preparing. ) In one word, she described it as "delicious".

Sweetheart really liked the "actual beef texture" and thought it had a decent flavor. She also liked the small chunks and would "definitely eat it again".

For me, it had a good aroma, good texture, and the potatoes were pleasantly firm. This is a solid meal, and I imagined that it would be even better on a snowy evening. The beef stew won two awards tonight, best entree to date and placing within the top three MREs. I finished the bowl, and might have licked the bowl if Mother-in-law hadn't been at the table. After all, I have to be held accountable to some sort of civil standards.

Final Thoughts:
This is one MRE that can be on a weekly dinner menu plan. We are going to order more for the next order, and will be going into our packs. If you haven't tried it, consider ordering one to try as a sampler before committing to a bigger order.

Stars: * * * ( 3 )


  1. The old Beef Stew MRE packs sometimes came almost congealed to a solid mass even in hot weather. That was almost 30 years ago though so I am sure they are different now.