Trail Cooking

FBC Meals: Hamburger Casserole

Dry ingredients.

A hearty FBC (Freezer Bag Cooking) friendly recipe for the trail, boasting a lot of protein from both the hamburger and green peas. The recipe has the freeze-dried equivalent of ¼ pound hamburger. So yes, very filling and hearty. A great one to plan for fall and winter trips.

Hamburger Casserole

In a quart freezer bag or a Food Vac bag:

Also Take:

FBC Method:

Place the bag in a FBC Cozy or similar.

Add 2 cups boiled water and oil to the bag, stirring well.

Let sit for 15 minutes.

Stir well.

One Pot Method:

Bring 2 cups water and oil to a boil in a smaller pot. Add in dry ingredients, stir well. Cover, turn off stove and let sit for 15 minutes.

If at high altitude, or in cold temperatures, insulate pot in a pot cozy.

Stir well.

Serves 1 large appetitive or 2 smaller ones.


When prepping recipes using freeze-dried ingredients (versus dehydrated) you want to ensure the bag is well sealed. Particularly with freeze-dried meat. If you are making the meal to use that weekend, a plastic bag will work great. If longer, I highly suggest using a FoodVac sealer and precut quart size bags.

FTC Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links that give us commissions on products purchased. These items are what we used in the recipes. This includes both Amazon and Thrive Life


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