The Backpacker's Pantry chili mac is pretty good, but I like the Mountain House chili mac much better, so I will stick with it. If for some reason I can't find the MH, this one will be my second choice.
I've tried several dehydrated food products from both Mountain House and Backpackers Pantry. The Chili Mac with Beef by Backpackers Pantry is THE BEST hiking grub you can buy. It heats up great and is dang tasty! Enjoy!
This was pretty nasty.. the freeze dried beef was gross. Noodles were ok, flavor was strong but not that good. As previous review said don't use as much water as it indicates unless you are above 5000 foot altitudes.
I haven't heard anyone say they didn't like the chili mac with beef, besides girls. But lets face it, chili mac with beef is a mans meal. Its loaded with flavor, and the freeze dried beef is actually pretty good. The only advice I have is to add the water as you stir it. Sometimes these freeze dried meals tell you to add too much water, and you end up with something like soup. I prefer my chili mac a little thicker so I add my own amount of water, but thats up to you. Overall this is one of my favorite freeze dried meals. Can't go wrong with the chili mac and beef!