Fire Roasted Vegetables for Food Storage

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This post is by Bernie Carr,

At last week’s Monday Musings, I mentioned I was catching up on product reviews.  Therefore, in lieu of the scheduled posts, this week is Review Week!

I had the opportunity to test out the new Mountain House Fire Roasted Vegetables.

Mountain House Fire Roasted Veg BlendLong time readers know we’ve tested a few Mountain House entrees, and brought them on camping and backpacking trips.

I was a little iffy about how fire roasted vegetables would turn out, as this is one of my favorite foods and some restaurants don’t even cook them properly.  But I gave it shot so here’s the result.

Here is what the vegetables look as you open the packet.  It contains freeze dried fire roasted bell peppers, onions with corn and black beans.

Mountain House Fire Roasted Veg Blend2

As usual, I followed the instructions to take out the oxygen absorber then just add 1.5 cups boiling water.

Mountain House Fire Roasted Veg Blend3Then mix up the contents to make sure the water has covered the vegetables.  Then seal up the bag and wait.  The directions said leave it alone 7-8 minutes.

I checked it after the 8 minutes were up and the vegetables were ready the the black beans were still a bit tough.  So I left it for another 7 minutes for a total of 15.  By now the black beans were perfect.

Mountain House Fire Roasted Veg Blend5I tasted the vegetables and they were excellent.  They had a sweet, fresh taste and a firm, not mushy consistency.  The pouch contains 2.5 servings.  I had it plain for lunch and it was satisfying.

I think it’s actually better than some of the frozen fire roasted vegetable blends I’ve tried from the supermarket.  They would be great for camping, backpacking and long term food storage.  I highly recommend Mountain House Fire Roasted Vegetables.

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  1. Good to know that the vegetables are tasty, it’s nice to store up food, it’s best to store up food you don’t mind eating! I’d get a few mountain house meals, but I’m so well stocked with MREs that I’m good for awhile on that kind of food storage, one of the few benefits for being a veteran. As always, this site provides lots of good information and honest reviews, thank you for putting this out there!

    1. Hi Pierce, Funny you should mention it… I have an MRE post coming up soon! Glad you are well stocked in that regard. Next week I’ll be more caught up with reviews, we’ll be covering other stuff. Thanks for the comment! And since I haven’t yet-I’d like this opportunity to thank you for your service!

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