curried beef jerky noodles

compleated bowl of curried jerky noodles.  Delicious!
completed bowl of curried jerky noodles. Delicious!

Now that I have dried out some jerky and veggies it is time to start trying them in quick recipes for hiking and hunting time. Better to try them out and adjust them to taste now at home then make something horrible to eat in the woods. This recipe is a variation of one that I saw in backpacker magazine. The original recipe called for some raisins in it. I am not a fan of sweet with my foods unless it is on its own.


  • 1⁄4 cup chopped jerky (regular or Cajun)
  • 1⁄4 cup dried vegetable mix
  • 1⁄8 cup raisins (Optional)
  • 1⁄2 tsp curry powder
  • 1 beef bullion cube
  • 1⁄2 tsp granulated garlic
  • 3 oz package chuka soba noodles whole or crumbled (also called chow mein noodles)

Cooking Instructions:
At home: Pack everything through the garlic in a sandwich bag. Pack the chuka soba in a second sandwich bag.

In camp/woods:
Add 2 cups water to your pot with the first bag and bring to a boil. Add in the noodles, return to a boil and let simmer gently for 3 minutes. Take off the stove, cover tightly and let sit for 5 minutes. Season to taste with salt, if desired.

Observations/things to tweak: Just as is this is a great recipe. The time to boil for the jerky and veggie mix needs to be increased to a couple minutes. The veggies and Jerky were still in need of a little more hydration. As a meal for camping this is very quick and easy. A handful of dried or fresh mushrooms would be a great addition. I didn’t think about adding them until after I finished it.

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