2014 Menu 19 Jalapeno Beef Patty

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2014 Menu 19 Jalapeno Beef Patty

Postby RockyRaab » Tue May 23, 2017 7:18 pm

This was my first meal afloat this year, and my first Menu #19 Beef Patty, Jalapeno Pepper Jack. This one was by Ameriqual and was dated 4029, or Jan 29, 2014. It's been in my inventory for two years, so I chose this one for today's lunch. First, I stripped out some of the contents for another time. I didn't take the cherry/blueberry cobbler or the accessory pack. This is kind of a skimpy meal, with no snack items to enjoy while the entree heats up. That's fine, though.

I started the FRH with some lightly salted water (it worked great) and while that heated, I prepared a drink and softened the cheese (which was the plain kind, not the bacon-flavored). Following the instructions, I "kneed" it

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By the way, this is a superior way to do it, pun notwithstanding...

Here's the "GI Cheeseburger" on the twin pack of wheat snack bread

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Aside from the dry bread, this isn't a bad cheeseburger. The meat has a definite but not overwhelming bit of heat and smokiness. The cheese adds its usual smoothness and salty tang. If you're in the middle of nowhere, or the middle of a lake, it's the best burger around. No pictures, but the oatmeal chocolate chunk cookie was a great dessert to top this off. I look forward to the cobbler at a later time, and another one of these meals.
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Re: 2014 Menu 19 Jalapeno Beef Patty

Postby oneredflag » Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:24 pm

RockyRaab wrote:This was my first meal afloat this year, and my first Menu #19 Beef Patty, Jalapeno Pepper Jack. This one was by Ameriqual and was dated 4029, or Jan 29, 2014. It's been in my inventory for two years, so I chose this one for today's lunch. First, I stripped out some of the contents for another time. I didn't take the cherry/blueberry cobbler or the accessory pack. This is kind of a skimpy meal, with no snack items to enjoy while the entree heats up. That's fine, though.

I started the FRH with some lightly salted water (it worked great) and while that heated, I prepared a drink and softened the cheese (which was the plain kind, not the bacon-flavored). Following the instructions, I "kneed" it


By the way, this is a superior way to do it, pun notwithstanding...

Here's the "GI Cheeseburger" on the twin pack of wheat snack bread




Aside from the dry bread, this isn't a bad cheeseburger. The meat has a definite but not overwhelming bit of heat and smokiness. The cheese adds its usual smoothness and salty tang. If you're in the middle of nowhere, or the middle of a lake, it's the best burger around. No pictures, but the oatmeal chocolate chunk cookie was a great dessert to top this off. I look forward to the cobbler at a later time, and another one of these meals.


This seems to be one of the most popular MRE menus around. I tried it and thought the bred was so-so but the patty was pretty decent. Honstly I did not care for the cobbler as it pretty much lacked all texture. Maybe adding some granola would give it a boost.
On a side note your pictures did not come out.

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Re: 2014 Menu 19 Jalapeno Beef Patty

Postby Conrad » Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:08 am

I like this one. Sure, the bread isn't ideal but when you're out in the middle of nowhere it's a nice one to have.
I also managed to get my cousin into trying rations through this menu

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Re: 2014 Menu 19 Jalapeno Beef Patty

Postby RockyRaab » Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:13 am

My photos were a victim of the recent "BotoPhucket" extortion scheme. Not only will they not allow 3rd party hosting in the future if you don't pay them $400 a year, they retroactively break all your old photo links.

Sorry. If I get time, I'll try to repost them using a different service.
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