Libby's Seasoned Beef Crumbles

Libby’s Seasoned Beef Crumbles

Whenever I out buying groceries I stop by the canned meat aisle and see whats new and interesting. This week I found a lot of new things in my preferred foil packaging. They were all made by the Libby’s company, today I’ll review the Seasoned Beef Crumbles. I couldn’t find a good source online to buy this so check your local stores, I picked them up for about $2.50. I was worried that this would have a huge ingredient list of fake things. I was not interested in beef flavored TVP or unpronounceable chemicals in my food even emergency food. The listed ingredients are: Beef, Water, Contains 2% or less of: Salt, Beef Extract, Caramel Color. Let’s heat this thing up and dig in!

Libby's Seasoned Beef Crumbles
Libby’s Seasoned Beef Crumbles

 

The Basics

The beef crumbles come in a 6oz foil package. Serving size is listed as 1/4 cup with three servings. The package is 270 calories 120 from fat and Carbohydrates listed as less than 1%. The package says that this is a product of Brazil which is mostly grass fed, about 80% of the cattle. I bought this package on April 19th 2013  and it expires December 26th 2014,so while not exactly long term storage it last pretty long.

Beef Crumbles
Beef Crumbles

Flavor

The marketing on the package states that this is seasoned beef crumbles. I’m not sure where this “seasoning” is but it’s not in the beef. I had a remote taste of corned beef, If you washed the flavor out of it. While it is not bad tasting it does not really taste like much. I did try this plain from the package instead of adding it to a dish or flavoring it. If you were in a survival situation and had a pack of this I bet it would taste awesome. Hunger is the best sauce after all. If you used it like it is really meant to, added to a dish like chili or something then these would really shine.

Final Thoughts

I have more Libby’s products to review over the next few day’s so before I claim this to be my new go to bug out food I will try the rest. I will be buying a few more of these though. The price, storage life, nutrient profile and short ingredient list definitely qualify it. I especially like it for home storage. It is already fully cooked so you could eat it cold. Adding it to some other food’s like the beans you have stored to make chili with real beef. It fills the sadly missing protein/Fat void in most food storage. In 6oz packs I feel it is more convenient than #10 cans of freeze dried beef. If you see these in your local store pick up a few and give them a try.

What is your preferred meat storage? Do you can at home? Let me know in the comments!

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10 thoughts to “Libby’s Seasoned Beef Crumbles”

  1. I too carry foil packs in my bug out bags. I usually stick with the tuna and pink salmon though and am interested to see what you review later on. Along with the protein these foods provide, I’ve used a little of the food as bait for snares to increase my food supply. And then there is the packaging itself. I noticed a buddy of mine using a heavy foil type material around his Gram Weenie Pro as a wind shield and ground plate. These aluminum packs can do the same thing and if you let your imagination run, I’m sure they can do a lot more.

  2. Thank you! Very timely review as I am debating this product but hadn’t gotten the guts to try it. I am thinking of using this to replace the fresh ground beef in the nacho pasta meal, also sold at Wal-Mart, that calls for you to brown ground beef and then add the pasta & sauce.

  3. WAS New item at Dollar General $2.00. Bought them all. (greedy gut; sorry)
    Like you, always searching for something we can ALL eat in a crisis. That’s family, neighbors, critters, pets etc without refrigeration or cooking. If I can find these Libby’s Crumbles at another good price, I’d buy several CASES of them. They Work!!!

  4. I purchased 30 packages from Menards on clearance for a $1.00
    each. I used them in sloppy joes, hamburger helper, added to my
    Dogs dinner etc. I ♥ed it. I’m going to buy a lot more.

  5. As a trk driver with limited cooking facilities, this stuff comes in real handy, heats in microwave majes pretty good tacos n burritoes

  6. I have found this product to make spaghetti sauce fantastic. It seems to go further in quantity. I just have a hard time finding it in stores, like none yet.

  7. I have found these at the 99 cent store and they work good for me. I’ve found that if I sprinkle a little bit of Las Palmas Taco Seasoning on the meat and warm it in my camp pot it really taste good. I’ve made Burritos,Chili and also added it to scrambled eggs. First time I microwaved the package it exploded inside at 58 seconds even after I cut the slit.No more Microwave. Cooking over a fire is the way to go.

  8. I use. This mixed with either a Knorr’s taco rice or with a half of a pack sloppy Joe seasoning. I kept a pack 3 years and still was fine. Happy survival everyone

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