Last night, I decided to try out one of those dinners in a bag. Black Bean Chili! Basically, all you need to do, is add ground beef (or turkey), water, and a small can of tomato paste.
We like our foods a bit more hearty, so I added in some mushrooms, celery,many a small amount of purple onion as well.
Then, after bringing to a boil, I turned the burner down low and simmered for a couple hours. The recipe wanted me to boil it for 30 minutes, but I really don't think that is going to bring out the flavour as well.
Results? A nice, thick, and very tasty Chili! We will certainly have to buy more of these dinners. They store easy, and being dehydrated, they stored for a very long time. I've had this bag for a couple years, and just kept forgetting about.
As an extra note on it being dehydrated, it all fluffed up and tasted just like it had when it was fresh!
I highly recommend these dinners.