User Review: Mountain House Beef Stroganoff
Price Paid: $6
Beef stroganoff is one of the old stand-bys in the world of backpacking food. Generally at least tolerable, it's been around in some freeze-dried form or another for more than 35 years. (That's how long it's been since I first had it.)
Mountain House's Pro-Pack version of the dish is of the "cook in the pouch" variety--just add hot water, seal, let it sit the prescribed time, and eat from the pouch. Very convenient, little-to-no cleanup.
The flavor and texture of the meal is passably decent, though nothing to write home about. The bits of beef were rather chewy (something perhaps to be ameliorated by a bit longer "cooking time"), and the noodles, small and curly, were firm enough without also being tooth-testers. The food volume was about right for one person's entree. (This the opinion of a 75-kg male.) Packed volume is as small as can reasonably be expected.
Other Pro-Pack meals by MH seem to be as good or better, BTW.