Food dehydrating basics plus Texas Traveler’s Stew!

Food dehydrators make some tasty space-savers

If you think this episode is dry, then you’re right. Evada shows us how to and the value that dehydrating can be for anyone, but especially a RVer! Save money and space by dehydrating!

We share the Texas Traveler’s Stew from the RV Centennial Cookbook, answer questions from the chat room, and much more! Evada features a Food Chopper that she highly recommends!

Texas Traveler’s Stew


  • 2 lbs. hamburger meat (80/20 is best)
  • 1 package Lipton soup mix
  • 2 medium potatoes, sliced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 bell pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 1 small can corn, drained
  • 1 small can green beans, drained
  • 1 small can peas, drained
  • 1 small can carrots, drained
  • your choice of seasoning
  • butter
  • heavy duty foil


This recipe is great for the whole fammily to assemble together; the kids love it.  Begin by forming 8-12 inch square sheets of foil, then mix the hamburger meat with the onion soup mix and form in to quarter-poud patties and set on the foil.  Start stacking on your veggies, then put a pat of butter on top and season to taste.  Now close up each foil pocket, being very careful to leave plenty of room for the steam to form during cooking.  Place on campfire grill for 30-45 minujtes or in RV oven at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes.  Cleanup is a breeze, too.  Just serve in foil pocket and throw away when you’re finished.  CAUTION: When opening hot pocket, beware of steam!

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