Shipwreck Stew


2 lbs Hamburger (the leaner the better)

1 chopped Onion

4 C canned diced Carrots

4 C canned sliced Potatoes

2 cans of Green Beans (undrained)

2 cans of Chickpeas (undrained)

3 cans fire roasted diced Tomatoes

3 C frozen Sweet Corn

1/4 C Beef Bullion

2 C of Water

½ T Black Pepper

1 T Slap Ya Mama Cajun Seasoning (this adds heat, you may want less)

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Shipwreck Stew

Mar 01, 2023Brenda Brink
Contributed By: John in Bibs

This recipe will fill 4 medium trays by mass*


  1. Brown your hamburger with the chopped onion. 
  2. In a large crockpot, add your browned hamburger with onion and the rest of the ingredients, mix well.
  3. Cook on low in your crockpot for 8 hours. 
  4. Let cool, then spread evenly on a lined freeze dryer tray, add dividers if you want to pre-portion your food, and put a cover on your tray. (I set my dividers up into 8 portions with a little left over, using 2 bricks for 1 portion of food)
  5. Freeze until frozen solid (24-48 hours)
  6. Store Appropriately (See Tips and Tricks for storage help)


Cycle Time:



(1 portion was 2 of my bricks)Add 1 C of boiling water to 1 portion of food, mix up, cover and let sit for 1 minute. Stir, add more water if needed, then let sit for another minute.


* Large Tray = 8 Cups/tray   Medium = 6 Cups/Tray   Small = 4 Cups/Tray

Cycle times & rehydration for reference only. Your results may vary.

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