User Review: Mountain House Beef Stew
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $7
I was kind of hoping for more.
- lot of veggies
When I think beef stew I think a hearty Irish stew with a thick gravy and large chunks of meat, potatoes and vegetables. I know that it is easier to freeze dry small, uniform pieces than large chunks, but the 1/4 inch cubes reminded me of caned soup and not a hearty dinner. The broth was a thin brown gravy that didn't stick to the noodles I served with this. The stew didn't taste bad, it just made me think of canned beef soup that was strained with only a little of the gravy left.
All the negativity aside, this wasn't bad considering it didn't weigh that much and all I did for cooking was heat some water and wait ten minutes. It filled us up and did not have any off favors. As for portion size I would NOT serve this alone as a meal for two. After a day for hiking my nine-year-old son and I ate this and four ramman noddle packets (OK, he ate three and I managed to get one out of his hands).