Expedition Foods Beef and Potato Hotpot

457kcal / 200ml hot water / 5-8 min wait time / Taste Test 7/10
Weighs 106g
Code: SS17853
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Expedition Foods’ delicious light-weight meals provide the perfect nutrition for a wide range of outdoor pursuits. Freeze-drying food is the most successful method of preservation, making it taste better, look better, weigh less and last longer.

Expedition Foods says:

Beef and Potato Hotpot.

Preparation: REMOVE THE OXYGEN ABSORBER* (Sachet) from inside the pouch. Slowly add up to 200ml hot water, stirring as you pour and then close the bag. Wait 5-8 minutes for the food to rehydrate.

Cold water will suffice, however the re-hydration time is much longer.

* The oxygen absorber helps maintain product freshness and is non toxic. DO NOT EAT.

Expedition Foods meals have a long shelf life of up to 5 years.

Expedition Foods offers a good variety of main meals and desserts and a choice of serving sizes with their High Energy (800+ kcal), Regular Serving (450 kcal) and Extreme Energy or Regular Serving for Two (1000 kcal) ranges.

Expedition Foods provide the perfect meal for everyone from extreme athletes to campers and hikers – in fact, anyone who desires great-tasting food on the go.

- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear

Testing Freeze Dried meals at Ultralight Outdoor Gear 6.5 MARK'S TASTE TEST - calorie count for Expedition Foods is around the 450mark, just below most others which are typically 550-600calories. If you don’t normally have a starter try a cup-a-soup with crackers to boost the meal. I added 260ml boiling water and resealed the bag – left it wrapped in a down jacket for the full time specified. First mouthful was a bit bland so added salt to taste. Much better. All had rehydrated, there was only slight meaty taste to it – veg was dominated by swede, would have preferred more onion – which you could add as a fresh ingredient, with that it might be a 7.5, but as it is I only give it 6.5/10.


7.5 STAFF'S TASTE TEST - The beef and potato hotpot went down well with our staff, though some people felt it lacked a 'meaty' taste, but had a nice enough flavour to it. The potato's were quite sweet so a bit of seasoning wouldn't have gone a miss. But over all it had a good consistency and flavour. Would be nice at the end of a long walk.


Vegetables (30%) (Onions, Lentils, Swede, Carrots), Potatoes (32%), Minced Beef (9%), Rapeseed Oil, Chicken Stock, Tomato Puree, Cornflour, Sugar, Mixed Herbs (Parsley, Chives), Colour (Ammonia Caramel), White Pepper, Salt.

Per Meal:

Size 450 kcal (Regular Serving)
Product weight 106 grams
Type Beef
Serving Size 1
Servings per container 1
Calories (per serving) 1,904 kJ / 457 kcal
Total Fat per serving 29.6 g
Saturated Fat per serving 4.5 g
Protein per serving 11.5 g
Sodium per serving 0.08 g
Salt per serving 0.21 g
Total Carbohydrates per serving 35.4 g
Dietary Fiber per serving 2.9 g
Sugars per serving 10.0 g
Dairy Free Yes
Gluten Free Yes
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Review Summary - 4 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
June 22, 2019 | Rik Provoost
I recommed it

I prepared it as instructed on the packaging and was surprised about the minimal amount of water it needed. Taste was very good, and lacked only a little pepper and salt. Personally I prefer the ability to season it a little to my personal taste, as is possible here. The potatoes stayed a little too crunchy for my taste, maybe I'll add just a little more water than proscribed next time.

Ultralight Outdoor Gear Limited
January 26, 2018 | Rebecca
Lightweight, nurtitious and tastes ok.

If you think of a hot pot dish you've eaten and your mouth starts watering at the thought of a home-made or pub recipe with rich gravy and tender chunks of beef, you may be a little disappointed when you devour your first spoonful of this meal. However, this is a freeze dried meal, so you need to manage your expectations and consider the nutritional values packed into such a light pack then you'll forgive the absence of such luxury. The meaty taste was lacking a little and the meal did feel like it was missing something but a pinch of salt and pepper would add a greater depth of flavour and you could even add a few gravy granules to give it a richer taste. I struggled to finish the entire pack for dinner, and it kept me well fueled until the next morning, so consider the portion size to be more than adequate.

Ultralight Outdoor Gear Limited