Doomsday Nachos/Tacos: A Prepper's Guide to Delicious Emergency Cuisine

Doomsday Nachos/Tacos: A Prepper's Guide to Delicious Emergency Cuisine

When disaster strikes, it's crucial to have a well-stocked pantry and the ability to whip up something delicious, even under dire circumstances. In fact, you should plan on having some tasty and nourishing go-to survival meals up your sleeve to feed your family, which will provide both nutrition and much-needed comfort.

Enter: "Doomsday Nachos/Tacos." This recipe will not only satisfy your taste buds but also make use of your survival food stash – it’s made entirely from non-perishable foods. In this blog post, we'll guide you through the ingredients, their shelf life, and how to prepare this scrumptious dish using a portable stove or fire.
So, let's get cooking!

The ingredients:

1. Survival Fresh Canned Meat – With a guaranteed shelf life of 5 years, and a shelf life of up to 25 years when stored properly (in a cool, dark location out of direct sunlight), Survival Fresh is the perfect, all-natural REAL meat option to store in your survival pantry. Plus, this canned meat is packed with protein and essential nutrients to keep you fueled and energized through tough times. In fact, each can features a whopping 154-224 total grams of protein.

2. Canned beans (black, pinto, or refried) – These versatile legumes typically have a shelf life of 3-5 years and are a great source of protein and fiber, as well as micronutrients like B-vitamins, iron, potassium, phosphorous, and zinc.

3. Dehydrated or freeze-dried cheese (cheddar, Monterey Jack, or similar) – Lasting up to 15 years, this cheese adds flavor and calcium to your meal.

4. Dehydrated or freeze-dried vegetables (onions, bell peppers, jalapeños, etc.) – With a shelf life of up to 25 years, these veggies provide essential vitamins and minerals. You could also opt for canned versions, which also have a long shelf life – typically 3-5 years.

5. Canned diced tomatoes or salsa – Lasting 18-24 months, these add a burst of flavor and nutrient lycopene to your dish.

6. Dehydrated or freeze-dried olives (optional) – These salty treats can last up to 10 years, adding a Mediterranean twist to your nachos/tacos. Plus, in times of crisis, the significance of salt as an essential electrolyte cannot be overstated. Salt plays a vital role in maintaining our body's fluid balance, nerve function, and muscle contraction. When disaster strikes, physical exertion, stress, and potential dehydration can lead to an increased loss of electrolytes, including sodium. When it comes to survival – salty, stay safe!

7. Taco shells or tortilla chips – With a shelf life of 6-12 months, these provide a satisfying crunch and a base for your meal.

8. Powdered taco seasoning or individual spices (cumin, chili powder, paprika, etc.) – Lasting up to 4 years, these spices bring the heat and authentic Mexican flavor.

9. Can opener (manual) – A must-have tool for opening canned ingredients during an emergency.

Preparation and Cooking:

1. Assemble your ingredients and set up your portable stove or fire. Remember, having the necessary cooking supplies is vital in an emergency situation.

2. Open the Survival Fresh Canned Meat with your can opener and heat it in a pan, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking. Add powdered taco seasoning or individual spices, adjusting to taste. Remember, Survival Fresh is already fully cooked, so you simply need to heat it up!

3. In a separate pan or pot, heat the canned beans. Meanwhile, rehydrate the freeze-dried or dehydrated cheese and vegetables according to package instructions (This typically takes 5-10 minutes).

4. Warm the taco shells or tortilla chips by wrapping them in aluminum foil and placing them near the heat source for a few minutes.

5. Begin assembling your nachos or tacos by layering the taco shells or tortilla chips with the heated meat, beans, vegetables, cheese, olives, and salsa.

Adding a Fresh Twist

While this recipe is designed with non-perishable ingredients on purpose, you can always swap out fresh alternatives if you have them on hand. For example, use fresh tomatoes or lettuce from your survival garden. Another simple way to add a fresh twist is by growing an indoor windowsill herb garden. Herbs like cilantro or chives make excellent toppings for this dish.

Share Your Experience

Now that you've mastered the art of making “Doomsday Nachos/Tacos,” we'd love to hear about your experience, variations, and improvisations. Please share your favorite canned meat recipes with us and remember: even in the most challenging situations, a delicious meal can lift spirits and keep you going.
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1 comment

I have a question after opening the can of meat if you do not use all of it and you have no electricity for your refrigerator, how do you store the meat?


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