Jack Linkís Fully Cooked Ground Beef

Survivalists are always on the lookout for storage food that will supply nutritional needs, in easy to store packaging, that will last a bit.

I bought some Jack Linkís Fully Cooked Ground Beef product at my local Survivalistís Mecca (Wal Mart) and gave it a try. I used a package when Hurricane Ivan came through and knocked out power, and ate it with the macaroni and cheese I cooked. J

Itís fully cooked ground beef that comes vacuum packaged in a heavy foil packet. My local Wal Mart carries all three varieties: Lightly Seasoned, Italian, and Mexican-all fully cooked. Did I mention that no cooking is necessary? J You simply knead the package to break up the meat and use it as you would normally use ground beef.

The package is 10.6 ounces, or the equivalent of 1 pound of fresh uncooked ground beef. There are about four 3 ounce servings per container, and around 9 grams of fat per serving.

The packages have a recipe on the back of them, and some suggestions for use, such as spaghetti, casseroles, pizza, etc.

I wouldnít want to eat it every day, but it doesnít taste badly at all.

The Down Side:

Some may have a problem with the consistency, which is close to the consistency of canned dog food. The cost is a bit more than regular ground beef in most instances, at about $2.79 a package, where uncooked ground beef is anywhere to .99 cents to $1.49. The package has an expiration date of about a year after I bought it. Information I have found about it online states the packages have a shelf life of 18 months.

Would WE Buy It Again?:

Technical Specs:

Comes in three flavors: Lightly Seasoned, Italian, and Mexican, all fully cooked

Total package weight: 10.6 ounces

Manufactured by: Link Snacks, Inc.

One Snackfood Lane

Minong, WI 54859


Shelf life: 18 months


Cost: Around $2.69 per package

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