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PostSun Sep 11, 2022 11:48 pm 
Heres the deal with dehydrating food: theres no way you're getting enough oils in these dinners to compete with Mountain House!!!!! You ain't making a proper MEAT dish like Mountain House. Needs to be thick and bold! Like the meat sauce one or the BEEF MAC. Those ones satisfy but not these at home ones!!! Not enough oil in these dinners to compete with Mountain House!!!!!!!

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PostMon Sep 12, 2022 9:00 am 
When I do longer trips I fill a plastic sneak flask used for sports games/cruise ships with olive oil and put a tablespoon or two into each meal I cook to keep myself... regular. Gives me an extra ~150 calories as well. Also beef/chili mac is gross and has to be my least favorite dehydrated meal.

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PostMon Sep 12, 2022 12:24 pm 
BigBrunyon doesn't bring a package of precooked bacon for every day? I'm disappointed, a guy with big boots to fill like yourself needs a hearty cowboy breakfast. And a BLT for lunch.
zimmertr wrote:
Also beef/chili mac is gross and has to be my least favorite dehydrated meal.
baaa.gif that's just what Big Chicken and Stir Fry wants you to think

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PostTue Sep 20, 2022 8:46 am 
I carry two 2 ounce bottles of oil for the exact reason you stated. One vial is plain and the other is highly seasoned. This is not original thinking on my part, I stole the recipe from someone else.

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PostThu Oct 06, 2022 7:54 am 
Mountain House is a pretty poor example - it has a severe lack of meat in their meals compared to other companies. If you know anything about freeze drying....excessive oil is not your friend when food is freeze-dried. Oil makes messes in the machines, lowers how long it can be stored...and did I mention you will be wiping out a thick layer of goo oil from every inner part of the machine? https://mountainhouse.com/collections/entrees/products/lasagna-with-meat-sauce-pouch For example this salt lick has only 12 grams fat. Not exactly "high" in fat. Home dehydrated meals should be lower oil as well. Why? Oil doesn't dry well. At all. It also goes rancid fast in storage. The key is adding in extra oil to meals, on its own. This is why you can find single serving packets of olive oil, and coconut oil.

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PostThu Oct 06, 2022 10:02 am 
For us Mountain House causes gastric distress. Since Lynda is pescatarian. We vastly prefer home dried and fresh trout. If I need Meat Fix I have Landjeager.

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PostSun Nov 13, 2022 10:17 pm 
Let alone the PROTIEN POWER to compete with Mountain House!!!

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PostMon Nov 14, 2022 8:34 am 
Sorry, your beloved MH also sucks and blows on protein in the meals compared to other brands. They are old school and not catching up. I do reviews all the time, and I can assure you....there are far better options - for taste, sodium and protein.

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PostSat Nov 19, 2022 12:04 am 
It ain't Mountain House then the issue is getting enough oil. A good MEAT MAIN needs to pack a punch!! Deliver big. Sides same thing!! But for the MAIN dish you're gonna need to go big on the oils especially if it's a MEAT MAIN

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PostSat Nov 19, 2022 7:52 am 
BigBrunyon wrote:
It ain't Mountain House then the issue is getting enough oil. A good MEAT MAIN needs to pack a punch!! Deliver big. Sides same thing!! But for the MAIN dish you're gonna need to go big on the oils especially if it's a MEAT MAIN
Lol...this smells pretty trolly. clown.gif Seriously though, most of their entrees are not high in fat. Spaghetti and meat sauce is 8 grams. But it is rich in sodium. Lol.

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