This is a fantastic stick-to-your-ribs meal. It’s surprising how good it is for something you can whip up easily at camp. After a hard day of travel, nothing fills you up better!


Serves: 2
Storage: Keeps for months in a ziplock bag. I’ll often keep servings from season to season.
Prep Time: 25 Minutes (at camp)


  • 2/3 cups potato flakes (I use the Idahoan brand)
  • 5 1/4 oz water (for potatoes)
  • 1 tbsp powdered butter (I use molly McButter) or ghee
  • 3 tbsp powdered milk
  • 2/3 cup dried corn
  • 2/3 cup dehydrated hamburger (aka gravel)
  • Powdered gravy (I use the Club House brand)


At Home

  • Dehydrate hamburger and package it with the corn.
  • Package together the potato flakes, powdered milk and powdered butter (if using ghee, package it separately and add it after potatoes have been cooked).
  • Pack the gravy package with the rest of the meal. I usually put all the packages in a larger Ziplock or Food Saver bag for easy transport.

At Camp

  • Rehydrate the hamburger and corn with boiling water (takes about 20 minutes, the corn takes longer than the hamburger).
  • Boil the 5 1/4 oz water and stir in the potato flakes package which includes the powdered butter (if used) and powdered milk)
  • Make up gravy according to the package details
  • Combine all ingredients together with the exception of the gravy. Once served, pour gravy over top of the dish.