2007 Menu: Beef Patty
We are changing up our MRE reviews a little. We are going to add 1-5 star ratings on the entree, the side dish, snacks, desserts, and the rest of the MRE contents. The final rating will be an overall rating.
I had the joy of trying the MRE Beef Patty from the 2007 menu. It is one of the more different MREs. Here is the MRE's contents:
Beef Patty, Grilled
Cheese Spread /w Bacon
2 Wheat Snack Breads
Nacho Cheese Pretzels
Entree: Beef Patty Grilled
To start the Grilled patty was outstanding. First off, I cooked it in the MRE heater for about 22 minutes. When it was done it was steaming hot and heated all the way through. Now, it was more like a hamburger patty, but it was grilled like it was a steak and it maintained a steak flavor. I first tried it without anything, and it was very good. It tasted like chopped steak. The patty was very moist and had a good steak taste, and not the normal MRE taste.
I then added salt and that was so good that I felt it would be a waste of Tabasco sauce, so I never used it. The salt was a little hard to mix in, but I got it done. I also added the BBQ sauce and it really didn't help much. While the BBQ sauce tastes good, it just wasn't the best mix. I do recommend you try it, maybe you'll like the flavor.
The final way to enjoy this MRE is to use the two breads as buns. Spread the cheese onto one of them. Put the patty in the middle and spread the BBQ Sauce. Walla! A cheeseburger. The bread was a bit dry. I didn't like it that way. Enjoy this entree.
Side Dish: Macaroni and Cheese Mexican Style
This is normally one of the more favorite meals of the kids. They like their macaroni and cheese. This one was a bit unimpressive. The flavoring is additional hot sauce over the macaroni and cheese. So it gave it an enchilada taste, and I feel the kids like it normal. The macaroni was a bit chewy, but it was very tolerable. Adding salt really helped the overall taste. If you like it really spicy, pour the Tabasco into the macaroni and cheese and throw it into the heater for 10-15 minutes. You should always cook the macaroni and cheese.
Isn't that sad? This is a rare no dessert MRE.
Snacks: 2 Wheat Snack Breads, cheese spread with bacon, and Nacho Cheese Pretzels
Lots of snacks in this MRE. First you get 2 Wheat Snack Breads. There are two breads if you choose to make the cheeseburger and us them for buns. The wheat bread is always good, but a little dry. The cheese spread is alright, but the other flavors are better. One of my favorite snacks is the nacho cheese pretzels. They are little round pretzels with cheese in the middle. Very good and very tasty.
The rest of the MRE was good as well. there was Tabasco sauce if you needed it or just save it. It also came with two drinks; ice tea and tropical punch power. If you have water bottles, I'd use both and share the sugar between them.
Overall the MRE was very good. It was disappointing because it had no desserts and if you are like me you like your cakes, cookies, candy, and other desserts. The entree to my surprise was excellent, but the side dish was only alright. I think they should remove the side dish and add some dessert.
Entree: 4.5 Stars
Side Dish: 3.5 Stars
Snacks: 4.5 Stars
Rest Of MRE: 5 Stars