Beyond Chili Mac
Dehydrated Macaroni: ~200 g
Beyond Beef: 1lb
Bread Crumbs: 1 c
Onion: 1 medium
Pepper: 1 medium
Chili Powder: 1 packet.
Tomato Paste: 4 tbs
Water: 1 c
Cheddar Cheese Powder: 4 heaping tsp
Whole Milk Powder: 4 heaping tsp
- Dice the onion and pepper.
- Cook the onion and pepper in a skillet on med heat until the onion is just translucent. Use a non-stick skillet and do not add oil.
- While the onion and pepper is cooking, work the bread crumbs by hand into the beyond beef until thoroughly mixed.
- Add the Beyond Beef Mix to the onions and peppers and stir to combine. Continue stirring until the Beyond Beef is completely cooked.
- Add 1 cup of water, 4 tbs of tomato paste, and stir in the chili seasoning.
- Cook over medium heat for about 5 to 10 minutes.
- Spread cooked chili onto dehydrator sheets and dehydrate at 135° for 6 to 8 hours or until completely dry and crumbly.
- Assembly for Trail
- Divide the dehydrated chili evenly into four freezer bags.
- To each bag, add about 50 grams of cooked and dehydrated macaroni.
- To each bag, add a heaping teaspoon of powdered cheddar cheese.
- To each bag, add a heaping teaspoon of powdered whole milk.
- On Trail Prep
- Add one cup of boiling water to freezer bag.
- Place freezer bag in a coozy and allow to sit for about 10-12 minutes.
- I pre-cook and dehydrate my macaroni in bulk because I use it in other recipes. You could just as easily add dry macaroni and cook it in the chili. This may require you use a bit more water and there really is no harm in doing so. I choose to use less water than in the final product simply to reduce the dehydration time.
- I usually make this only 1 or 2 weeks before use. I have no concerns with it lasting at least that long. Unlike dehydrated meat with animal fats that go rancid, the Beyond Burger only contains vegetable fats.
- 1 cup of water for On Trail Prep results in thicker chili that I find easier to eat straight from the bag. If you prefer a soupier chili, add more water.
- For a vegan option, just omit the cheese and milk. It’s still quite tasty!