Backpacker's Pantry Shepherd's Potato Stew

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The Backpacker's Pantry Shepherd's Potato Stew with Beef includes creamy mashed potatoes, cheddar cheese, vegetables and beef in a creamy stew.

Ingredients: potatoes, cheddar cheese (pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes, annatto (vegetable color)), beef (cooked, diced and freeze-dried), super sweet corn, vegetarian soup with imitation chicken flavor (maltodextrin, salt, autolyzed yeast extract, yeast extract, onion powder, turmeric extract (color), sunflower oil), onion, tomato, butter sauce (modified corn starch, salt, whey solids, non-fat dry milk, dehydrated butter, natural butter flavor, sugar, xanthan gum, lactic acid, turmeric and annatto), vegetarian soup with imitation beef flavor (tortula yeast, natural flavor, autolyzed yeast extract, canola oil), garlic, pepper, thyme. Allergen information: milk, soy, gluten, wheat.

Made in USA.

Features:

  • Check tech specs for ingredients, allergens, and nutritional data
  • Then stir and enjoy cultural delicacy after a full day of backpacking
  • Easy to prepare—just mix contents with boiling water in the pouch provided, let stand for 13 min. and serve
  • Makes two 12 oz. servings
  • Discount will be applied when you check out; offer not valid for sale-price items ending in $._3 or $._9
  • Add 2.75 cups (660mL) of boiling water to all contents, stir well, seal, and let sit for 13 minutes
  • Provides enough food for two backcountry travelers or one backpacker with a hearty appetite
  • Nutrition facts displayed here and on packaging may differ; information on packaging reflects actual contents
Backcountry.com (Spring 2014)
You don't have to travel to the green isle to enjoy the flavors of Great Britain, you just have add boiling water to the Backpacker's Pantry Shepherd's Potato Stew with Beef and enjoy.
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Activity:Backpacking
Calories from fat:70
Calories per serving:300
Carbohydrates:41 grams
Cholesterol:45 milligrams
Dietary fiber:5 grams
Directions:Add 2-3/4 cups of boiling water. Stir well. Close and let sit for 13 minutes. Stir and serve.
Gluten free:No
Meat:Beef
Organic:No
Protein:18 grams
Saturated fat:3.5 grams
Serving size:1/2 package
Servings per container:2 serving(s)
Sodium:1,340 milligrams
Sugars:8 grams
Total fat:8 grams
Trans fat:0
Vegetarian:No
Weight:5.8 ounces
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Backpacker's Pantry Shepherd's Potato Stew Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

Its gooooood!

Simply put it's in the top of the freeze dried taste spectrum! Plus I cannot imagine you' could eat this good, get this full, and do so as easy as just adding boiling water with much of anything else but have not tired them all. No cons just a wish that it was available in single servings and that I would have used maybe about a ounce less water.
Raven Harris at REI on 09/09/2012

An old dog learns a new trick

My hiking partners are notoriously picky about backcountry food, and for years we have carried ingredients and extra fuel to cook for ourselves. This product has probably put an end to that time killing exercise, at least in some measure. I couldn't believe how well it turned out, and the partners raved.
RamblinRandy at REI on 07/07/2010

Great meal

I was leary about freeze dried meals as my past experiences many years ago was not good. This was delicious! I ate every last bit and still wanted more. My only concern was the amount of sodium in it but I could get over that.
Prattonline at REI on 10/10/2011

one of the better meals

Pros and Cons tell you all you need to know. It's tasty, filling, and quick to make. But not unlike any other freeze dried meal, the price is a little on the high side, but you typically get what you pay for.
Atreus at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 05/05/2011

Flippin Good

Hands down the best freeze dried meal. Definitely save this one for the end of the day as it sits very heavy in your stomach. Great taste, almost as if it were homemade. I take this one every time I go.
MountainMike at REI on 09/09/2011

Another Favorite

Love this meal. I usually car camp so my husband and I split most of these meals, but this one is another one of my favorites. Very Tasty
Jodie the Photographer at REI on 05/05/2012

Shepards potato stew

This was JUST enough food for two 15 year olds after an 18 mile day. It prepared easily and fast, and tasted incredible. Only downside is price.
Dave the Scoutie at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 07/07/2012

you won't believe it's not homemade

I was very surprised how good this was! A great meal to have on our Camping trip. I felt like I was eating home cooking.
Espana at REI on 08/08/2011

Pretty good

Had a good flavor and was hearty. Keep in mind though this is a STEW and as such is liquid in texture.
jack diesle at REI on 10/10/2011

Best of the Freeze-Drieds

This is one of the best freeze-dried backpacker meals I've ever bought. All my camp mates took a taste and were jealous.
zetrindade at REI on 08/08/2010

Negative Reviews:

High Sodium Content

I purchased this item based on the excellent reviews. Backpacker's Pantry certainly seems to offer more interesting choices of flavors than any other brand; however, the big problem I see repeated over and over with their meals is the very high sodium content. Several flavors I have tried all had salty flavor, and in some cases double your daily sodium allowance in a single serving. If they change the recipe I may give them a second look. I would not normally review a food item because its so much about personal taste, but in this case its very clear. Dont take my word for it, please read the labels and make your own decisions.
Smell N Roses at REI on 01/01/2014

Saltiest meal I've ever had

This was the saltiest dehydrated meal I've ever had. So much so, that I only ate a third of it despite being hungry. The ingredients list made it clear that it had a lot of sodium - and most dehydrated meals do, but this tasted over the top. Perhaps it was defective. I had a choice of going hungry or eating a bag of salt. I chose hunger.
MarathonBob at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 09/09/2012

Not as good as expected ...

I have used other brands of rehydrated meals and was disappointed overall with this brand. For trips over several days I like to mix in meals with potatoes in them, other than rice and pasta exclusively. The potato meals with this brand were not as good as expected. I was at 10,600 feet elevation and followed directions but it was a disappointing meal.
coondog at REI on 09/09/2013

Neutral Reviews:

Just OK

I'll agree that this is a hearty meal, but I found it to be rather bland compared to other meals available. Won't be getting it again.
Ion3 at REI on 07/07/2012