Homemade Dehydrated Spaghetti

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Homemade Dehydrated Spaghetti

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Finally picked up a dehydrator to make my own backpacking meals.

This was my first go and it turned out well.

I bought the COSORI CO165-FD.

2lbs lean venison burger
2lbs spaghetti
68oz of four cheese spaghetti sauce
2 diced bell peppers
Diced Mushrooms
Whatever spices you like

Cook normally then dehydrated at 165⁰ for 12 hours. Once I get my desiccant pouches in I'll be vacuum sealing (again).

Next is chili and despite my believing that chili shouldn't have beans this batch will just to bulk it up and add more carbs.

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great job
Something to think about.
Most canned meals, like Beef stew, beefaroni, etc. can be dehydrated right out of the can.
No Prep time involved.
I know not as healthy a choice, but expedient.
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You make venison jerky YET!?
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saustin1967 wrote:You make venison jerky YET!?
I'll be putting some in tonight. Only have a few steaks left.
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4 cups in total. Also dried some smoked venison sticks (not completely dehydrated cause of the fat).

Total price per cup is approximately $0.60 with venison from last season and $2.25 per cup if you used store bought extra lean ground beef.

1 serving = 2 cups = $1.20 - $4.50

Crazy cheap compared to a traditional Mountain House or the like and you know exactly what's in it.

Rehydrated some and with some salt it was great.Image
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Looks great. How did it taste?
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White Falcon wrote:Looks great. How did it taste?
After adding some salt it was great. We'll see how well it ages at the meet. Image
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Man. I tried to make some dehydrated pickles. It was like biting into a salt lick.
It definitely had a pickle taste but concentrated down to a pinhead. Won't be doing that again.
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