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?:
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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