Mashed potatoes with broccoli and ground beef

There’s nothing better than being able to enjoy a good and satisfying meal after a long hike in the mountains. That’s where this meal comes in handy! Mashed potatoes with broccoli, cauliflower, and ground beef is a delicious and easy-to-prepare dish.

I dehydrate the cooked ground beef, vegetables, and mashed potatoes individually. This approach also allows for easier portion customization based on individual needs.

ingredients 1 serving
  • 50g dried mashed potatoes
  • 37g dried lean ground beef
  • 15g dried cauliflower
  • 15g dried broccoli
  • 1/2 tsp vegetable bouillon
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp milk powder
  • 1 tbsp butter powder

Store the dried ingredients in a n zip lock bag or vacuum bag. Pack milk and butter powder separately.

on trail

Mix 350 – 400 ml boiled water with the ground beef, veggies and milk/butter powder blend. Stir well. Put the pot or thermos in a sleeping bag or wrap it in a down jacket to keep the food warm. After 15 to 20 minutes the meal should be fully rehydrated. Stir well again before eating. Enjoy your meal!

How to dehydrate ingredients for mashed potatoes with broccoli and ground beef

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You can find all the information you need about dehydrating mashed potatoes, broccoli and cauliflower on this page.

Dehydrating lean ground beef

When dehydrating ground beef, it’s important to use lean meat with no more than 10% fat content. I prefer using lean ground beef with a maximum of 5% fat. Fatty meat dehydrates poorly and can easily become rancid during long-term storage. Meat containing high levels of fat has a limited shelf life.


  • 400 grams of lean ground beef
  • 1 yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • Salt, pepper, and paprika powder
  • 1 tsp of coconut oil

In a non-stick frying pan, heat the coconut oil and cook the ground beef, onion, and garlic. Use a spatula to break up the meat while it cooks. Season with salt, pepper, and paprika powder during the cooking process. Spread the ground beef mixture onto one or more drying trays lined with Paraflexx drying sheets.

  • Temperature: 63°C
  • Drying time: 7-11 hours


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