Back Country Cuisine Freeze Dried Beef Mince

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Add some beef mince to your meal when you take this pouch with you. Great with pasta and rice dishes. All you need is add the right amount of hot water.

IMPORTANT: These foods are for sale within New Zealand ONLY due to issues when exporting foods.


  • Add the contents to an appropriate container and add the required amount of hot water stated on the back of the pouch, stir and let stand for 10 to 15 minutes


Serving Size 5 Servings
Average Weight 160g
Serving Size Once prepared: 5 x 107g
  • Beef (100%), rosemary extract
  • Allergens: Processed in a facility that also produces products containing egg, fish, milk, soybeans and tree nuts.
Nutritional Information
Based on re-hydrated meal
 Per ServePer 100g
Energy667kJ/159 Calories624kJ/149 Calories
Total Fat11.6g10.9g
Saturated Fat5.2g4.8g

Back Country Cuisine has this to say about their processes:

"In the freeze drying process, crystals of frozen ice in the food are sublimed (evaporated) to water vapour in a vacuum chamber. The result is a completely dry product that does not shrink during the drying process. When prepared for eating, the water quickly gets into the pores left by the ice crystals to give a juicy, tender food product.

"After packing, the food is heat-sealed in foil pouches from which all the air has been removed and replaced with nitrogen gas, keeping the food safe and flavoursome for at least three years.

"Back Country Cuisine meals are formulated to meet the high energy needs of outdoor activity and our products have a careful mix of the essential components needed for a healthy diet. This includes balanced carbohydrates and sugars for instant energy, protein to replenish exhausted muscles and oils and fats to keep you feeling full."

Benefits of freeze dried food:

  • Freeze drying removes the moisture from food making it much lighter and easier to carry
  • Freeze drying retains the natural vitamins in the food because of the low temperatures used in processing
  • Along with naturally occurring minerals and the addition of salt, the freeze-dried meals provide vitamins and minerals necessary to meet the high energy needs of outdoor activity
  • Flushed with nitrogen gas when packed, freeze dried products have a long shelf life, meaning you can have meals on hand at any time
  • Food does not shrink during the freeze drying process, or inside the pouch
  • You can make up the meals with cold water as well as hot water - the meal will take at least three times longer to rehydrate but you will get the same nutrition as when using boiling water.


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