Monday, November 22, 2021 by Zoey Sky
Knowing how to make nutritious, filling and delicious meals using ingredients from your survival stockpile is key to surviving when SHTF. Additionally, learning different recipes ensures that you and your family won’t get tired of eating only canned food during a disaster scenario.
Here are five pioneer recipes you can learn and add to your survival knowledge. (h/t to ModernSurvivalOnline.com)
American pioneers forged this country by taming the wilderness or taking over hostile occupants. Because they didn’t have access to modern preservatives, pioneers learned how to make filling and nutritious meals using the ingredients they had access to.
Even if SHTF, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy homecooked meals. These recipes are simple and require only a handful of ingredients from your stockpile, but they’ll keep your bellies full and satisfy cravings for homecooked food.
Beans and rice can be boring if you don’t use the right ingredients. This dish is popular among preppers because beans and rice are the perfect survival foods. Both ingredients have a long shelf life and are easy to store when dry.
When served together, beans and rice can provide plenty of essential nutrients. The dish is full of carbohydrates, protein, vitamins and minerals that will fuel your body in a survival scenario.
Your dish will be anything but boring if you use flavorful additives like seasonings, spices and beef or vegetable broth. Add meat to beans and rice for a hearty dish.
Ingredients for 10 servings:
Cornbread is a famous southern side dish that is made from ground cornmeal with a crumbly, muffin-like consistency. (Related: 5 Pioneer recipes that will keep your belly full when SHTF.)
This dish is easy to prepare and calorie-dense. You can make cornbread a little lighter and fluffier or denser and the only downside is it doesn’t travel that well.
Ingredients for 12 servings:
Note: You can reduce the sugar to 1/3 cup and use two eggs.
Pork is a staple in many diets around the world and pork chops are a classic dish that you can cook by grilling or pan-frying. Pork chops contain calories and are healthier compared to other meats.
Ingredients for 6 servings:
Potato cakes are made by frying mashed potatoes in oil or baking a batter made from ground or finely grated potatoes.
Starchy potato cakes are full of calories, and you can eat them for breakfast, lunch or dinner by serving them with other ingredients. Potatoes are full of vitamins and minerals that will give you an energy boost after SHTF.
Ingredients for 4 servings:
A stew is a great prepper dish because you can make it using a variety of ingredients like your choice of broth, a variety of meats, vegetables and seasonings. Combining these ingredients in a stew pot and simmering for several hours produces a hot, hearty meal.
This recipe for beef stew requires a slow cooker.
Ingredients for 8 servings:
Learn how to make tasty pioneer dishes like stew or potato cakes so you can enjoy delicious, filling meals even after SHTF.
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