With printable recipe and instructions
I have discovered another fabulous recipe for meals-in-a-bag! This one is another original.
At least once a week, sometimes twice, I have what I call my "breakfast bowl". The idea originated from a microwave breakfast bowl I had purchased. The thing I found was that it was delicious, but it lacked one thing...more eggs! Well, to be honest, it could have had about twice the food in it than it had. So, after purchasing a couple more of these microwave meals and remaining somewhat unsatisfied with the taste and the quantity, I came up with the idea of making my own. It was brilliant!
My original recipe consisted of three eggs, diced potatoes (frozen), bacon, and shredded cheese. Sounds yummy, doesn't it?!? Trust me, it is! I started out using three eggs, because of course that was how you make an omelet (or at least how I did) and after all, the breakfast bowl is basically an omelet in a bowl. The only problem with using three eggs was that the dish was having the opposite effect of the purchased bowls in that it was just a tad too much for me to consume in one meal. So, I reduced the amount of eggs down to two. I also reduced the amount of diced potatoes. It didn't take much tweaking this recipe to obtain perfection.
A few weeks ago I was trying to figure out some new recipes for my meals-in-a-bag when it came to me! I had purchased some Augason Farms Powdered Scrambled Eggs from Amazon and had planned to somehow incorporate those with some dehydrated hash browns to make some sort of an omelet meal-in-a-bag. I'm still working on perfecting that recipe 😊. But it was when I was eating one of my infamous breakfast bowls that I realized I had all the ingredients, but one, that I needed for making these breakfast bowls into a meal-in-a-bag! The only thing I didn't have that was either dehydrated or freeze dried for the meal was bacon. I searched high and low for freeze dried bacon and could find none 😥. So, I decided to go with the next best thing I could find and that was Augason Farms Bacon Flavored Bits. I know, I know, they aren't the healthiest, but when you get right down to it, neither is bacon. Anyway, I ordered those and the ingredients I needed for my breakfast bowl meal-in-a-jar was complete.
I had to decide how much of what ingredient to include in the recipe. I just kind of based that upon the measurements of my other meal-in-a-bag recipes and the amount per serving of the powdered scrambled eggs. Then, I had to plan on how to put the ingredients together into the mylar bag and how to cook them up; both over a camp fire and in the microwave.
I was quite honestly concerned how they would turn out because all of the other recipes I had read using powdered scrambled eggs called for reconstituting them and then frying them up in a pan. Well, let me tell you...I did a pretty good job of estimating the amount of ingredients and the process and time needed to cook them because they came out delicious!! The breakfast bowl was seriously just as good as my original recipe without the dehydrated/freeze dried ingredients! I was amazed!!
Without further ado...
UPDATE: While filming the video of the cooking process for this recipe I discovered that it only needed 3/4 cups of water. I have made the adjustment to the recipe below. See photo below recipe of how it looks when cooked using 3/4 cup of water.
Breakfast Bowl meal-in-a-bag (DOWNLOAD/PRINT RECIPE)
1/4 cup dehydrated (DH) diced or shredded potatoes
1/8 cup freeze dried bacon bits
1 tsp DH onions
2 TBSP powdered cheese
1/4 cup powdered scrambled eggs
Dash of salt
Dash of pepper
3/4 cup water (for cooking)
1. Prepare mylar or vacuum sealer bag by putting the name of the meal, date prepared (and expiration if desired) and instructions for cooking on the outside of the bag. Or have the dates and instructions printed out and place them inside the bag after all ingredients have been added.
2. Put in in a separate baggie:
Powdered scrambled eggs
3. Put in a mylar or vacuum sealer bag:
DH diced potatoes
Freeze dried bacon bits
4. Put the separate baggie into the mylar or vacuum sealer bag and seal.
NOTE: If using a mylar bag, you will need to place an oxygen absorber inside the bag before sealing it. If you do not add an oxygen absorber the contents of the mylar bag it will need to be used within a couple of weeks. Using an oxygen absorber inside the mylar bag will allow the contents to be shelf stable for 5-10 years, if stored properly.
COOKING IN THE BAG
Boil ¾ cup water Remove separate baggie from the vacuum sealer/mylar bag and dump the contents directly into the vacuum sealer/mylar bag with the other ingredients. Shake bag to mix ingredients. Pour the boiled water into the bag. Stir and seal or clamp bag closed. Place bag with the food into a bag coozie, or wrap with a towel or other clothing to insulate the bag. Let sit for 15 minutes. Open bag, stir, and eat.
COOKING OVER A FIRE/COOK STOVE DIRECTIONS
Remove separate baggie inside the mylar or vacuum sealer bag and set aside. Add ingredients in the mylar or vacuum sealer bag to the 3/4 cup water and bring to boil.
Remove from heat, stir in powdered cheese and eggs (from the separate baggie), cover, and let sit for 10-15 minutes.
MICROWAVE COOKING DIRECTIONS (For cooking at home)
Remove separate baggie inside the mylar or vacuum sealer bag and set aside. Add ingredients in the mylar or vacuum sealer bag in a medium to large microwave safe bowl and add the 3/4 cup water. Cover bowl and put in microwave on high for 2 minutes. Remove from microwave and stir in powdered cheese and eggs (from the separate baggie). Cover, place back in the microwave, cook for 30 seconds and let stand in microwave for 10-15 minutes.
Here is a photo of what this Breakfast Bowl meal-in-a-bag looks like after having been cooked. This is simply delicious!
Until next time...happy prepping and God bless!