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Trail tacos

Postby AndyMac321 » Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:06 pm

One of my favorite home made backcountry meals......
At home
Cook 1 lb taco meat according to packet instructions. Dehydrate on 3-4 trays. Dehydrate cup or two of pico de gallo. Cut a small piece of chesse from a block and put in ziplock. Put taco meat in freezer bag. Put pico in small ziplock. I like to put all bags in one food saver vacuum bag and seal. ( leave zip locks open while sealing.) bring tortillas!

Put cold water in pico ziplock just to cover. Boil water and just cover meat in freezer bag. Let sit in cozy for ten minutes. While waiting cut or shred cheese and rip up tortilla. When the meat is done, add all ingredients and stir.

Enjoy.

Let me know what you think if you try it.



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Re: Trail tacos

Postby 87TT » Sun Sep 09, 2012 6:24 pm

Great, now I'm hungry #-o
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Re: Trail tacos

Postby Herm » Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:51 pm

That sounds pretty good. I made my own vegetarian version of tacos for my recent trip to Sabrina Basin. In a freezer bag I combined about equal parts black bean flakes, cous cous, and soy-based "taco bits" along with some freeze-dried jalapenos. Add boiling water and place in a cozy. Multi-grain tortillas with green chili, and some cheese (Baby Bel this time). While the fillings are warming in the cozy, I stick a torilla in the cozy to warm, then put some cheese on the tortilla, scoop out some filling, and enjoy.
It would probably go well with a beer, but I don't think freeze-dried beer has been perfected, yet.
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Re: Trail tacos

Postby 87TT » Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:18 pm

We always have "Fiesta Night". Dehydrated refried beans,dehydrated spanish rice topped with Chili Cheese Fritos. Usually instant pudding for dessert. Ole!
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Trail tacos

Postby ironmike » Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:32 pm

What about the freeze-dried margaritas?
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Re: Trail tacos

Postby funcrew » Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:09 pm

Put your fry pan on a bed of coals. Ignoring the fry pan for now, place your gutted, head-on trout directly onto the coals and cook on both sides until the skin loosens easily. While your hiking buddy removes the skin (& thus the ash), salts the fish, and gently removes the filets from the skeleton, warm your corn tortillas in your fry pan. Spoon a healthy portion of trout onto warm tortilla. Enjoy!
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Re: Trail tacos

Postby KathyW » Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:04 pm

Herm wrote:That sounds pretty good. I made my own vegetarian version of tacos for my recent trip to Sabrina Basin. In a freezer bag I combined about equal parts black bean flakes, cous cous, and soy-based "taco bits" along with some freeze-dried jalapenos. Add boiling water and place in a cozy. Multi-grain tortillas with green chili, and some cheese (Baby Bel this time). While the fillings are warming in the cozy, I stick a torilla in the cozy to warm, then put some cheese on the tortilla, scoop out some filling, and enjoy.
It would probably go well with a beer, but I don't think freeze-dried beer has been perfected, yet.
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Those sound good - thanks for sharing the recipe.
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Re: Trail tacos

Postby overheadx2 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:40 pm

Throw in some crystal light mojito or margarita mix with or w/o alcohol and I've got one of next years meals planned. Thanks for the info, Phil
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Re: Trail tacos

Postby bluefish » Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:18 am

I think this put me over the edge for getting a dehydrator. My wife and I love tacos as described by Andy. Sounds great!!!!! The fish tacos are something I use to do decades ago. I'm very use to no fires and no keeping trout, even where legal. Just me. Frying pans are reserved for car camping, as I try for as low impact as I can. If I were camping some where like Pleasant Valley Res. on the Owens, or along Rock or Bishop Creek, I just may try those again. :) Last time I had them, I was camping at San Onofre and they were made from surf perch. Some garlic and lime goes great....
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Re: Trail tacos

Postby AndyMac321 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:48 pm

I added Spanish rice into the mix last time. It was awesome!
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