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US Military MRE menus have changed greatly over the past 18 years. Since MRE XIII (1993 Date-of-Pack), 70 new items have been approved as MRE improvements. Fourteen of the least acceptable items were replaced, and the number of menus was increased from 12 to 24. In addition, four vegetarian meals are now included. Improvements to these rations are constantly being made and tested in the field by the Natick Soldier Systems Center.

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MRE Menus

Here are the official complete MRE menu listings for all production years. These menus (especially the older ones - I-XII) were put together by some helpful folk from Natick (via MREInfo's friend, Mirage). The later menus are from the Defense Supply Center Philadelphia (DSCP) web site.

MRE XXIX (2014)  
01 - Chili with Beans
02 - Shredded BBQ Beef
03 - Chicken with Noodles
04 - Spaghetti w/ Meat Sauce
05 - Mediterranean Chicken
06 - Beef Taco Filling
07 - Beef Brisket
08 - Meatballs w/Marinara Sauce
09 - Beef Stew
10 - Chili and Macaroni
11 - Vegetarian Taco Pasta
12 - Spicy Penne Pasta
13 - Cheese Tortellini
14 - Ratatouille
15 - Mexican Style Chicken Stew
16 - Pork Rib
17 - Maple Sausage
18 - Beef Ravioli
19 - Jalapeño Pepper Jack Beef Patty
20 - Pork Sausage w/Gravy
21 - Lemon Pepper Tuna
22 - Asian Beef Strips
23 - Chicken Pesto Pasta
24 - Southwest Beef & Black Beans
MRE XXIX (2013)
01 - Chili with Beans
02 - Chicken Fajita
03 - Chicken with Noodles
04 - Pork Sausage w/Gravy
05 - Mediterranean Chicken
06 - Beef Taco Filling
07 - Beef Brisket
08 - Meatballs w/Marinara Sauce
09 - Beef Stew
10 - Chili and Macaroni
11 - Vegetable Lasagna
12 - Spicy Penne Pasta
13 - Cheese Tortellini
14 - Ratatouille
15 - Mexican Style Chicken Stew
16 - Pork Rib
17 - Maple Sausage
18 - Beef Ravioli
19 - Jalapeño pepperjack beef patty
20 - Spaghetti w/ Meat Sauce
21 - Lemon Pepper Tuna
22 - Asian Beef Strips
23 - Chicken Pesto Pasta
24 - Southwest Beef & Black Beans
MRE XXIX (2012)
01 - Chili with Beans
02 - Chicken Fajita
03 - Chicken with Noodles
04 - Pork Sausage w/Gravy
05 - Mediterranean Chicken
06 - Beef Roast w/Vegetables
07 - Beef Brisket
08 - Meatballs w/Marinara Sauce
09 - Beef Stew
10 - Chili and Macaroni
11 - Vegetable Lasagna
12 - Spicy Penne Pasta
13 - Cheese Tortellini
14 - Ratatouille
15 - Mexican Style Chicken Stew
16 - Pork Rib
17 - Maple Sausage
18 - Beef Ravioli
19 - Sloppy Joe
20 - Spaghetti w/ Meat Sauce
21 - Lemon Pepper Tuna
22 - Asian Beef Strips
23 - Chicken Pesto Pasta
24 - Southwest Beef & Black Beans
MRE XXIX (2011)
01 - Chili w/Beans
02 - Chicken Fajita
03 - Beef Ravioli
04 - Maple Sausage
05 - Mediterranean Chicken
06 - Beef Patty
07 - Beef Brisket
08 - Meatballs w/Marinara
09 - Beef Stew
10 - Chili & Macaroni
11 - Vegetable Lasagna
12 - Spicy Penne Pasta
13 - Cheese Tortellini
14 - Ratatouille
15 - Southwest Beef & Black Beans
16 - Pork Rib
17 - Pork Sausage w/Gravy
18 - Chicken w/Noodles
19 - Pot Roast w/Vegetables
20 - Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce
21 - Lemon Pepper Tuna
22 - Chicken w/Dumplings
23 - Chicken Pesto & Pasta
24 - Buffalo Chicken
MRE XXVI (2010)
01 - Chili w/Beans
02 - Pork Rib
03 - Beef Ravioli
04 - Maple Sausage
05 - Mediterranean Chicken
06 - Chicken w/Noodles
07 - Beef Brisket
08 - Meatballs w/Marinara
09 - Beef Stew
10 - Chili & Macaroni
11 - Vegetable Lasagna
12 - Veggie Burger w/BBQ Sauce
13 - Cheese Tortellini
14 - Spicy Penne Pasta
15 - Southwest Beef & Black Beans
16 - Chicken Fajita
17 - Sloppy Joe
18 - Beef Patty
19 - Pot Roast w/Vegetables
20 - Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce
21 - Tuna
22 - Chicken w/Dumplings
23 - Chicken Pesto & Pasta
24 - Buffalo Chicken
MRE XXIX (2009)
01 - Chili w/Beans
02 - Pork Rib
03 - Beef Ravioli
04 - Maple Sausage
05 - Chicken Breast
06 - Chicken w/Noodles
07 - Beef Brisket
08 - Meatballs w/Marinara
09 - Beef Stew
10 - Chili & Macaroni
11 - Vegetable Lasagna
12 - Veggie Burger w/BBQ Sauce
13 - Cheese Tortellini
14 - Spicy Penne Pasta
15 - Beef Enchilada
16 - Chicken Fajita
17 - Sloppy Joe
18 - Beef Patty
19 - Pot Roast w/Vegetables
20 - Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce
21 - Tuna
22 - Chicken w/Dumplings
23 - Chicken Pesto & Pasta
24 - Buffalo Chicken
MRE XXVI (2008)
[new bag designs]
01 - Chili w/Beans
02 - Pork Rib
03 - Beef Ravioli
04 - Cheese & Vegetable Omelet
05 - Chicken Breast
06 - Chicken w/Noodles
07 - Meatloaf w/Gravy
08 - Beef Patty
09 - Beef Stew
10 - Chili & Macaroni
11 - Vegetable Lasagna
12 - Veggie Burger w/BBQ Sauce
13 - Cheese Tortellini
14 - Spicy Penne Pasta
15 - Beef Enchilada
16 - Chicken Fajita
17 - Sloppy Joe Filling
18 - Meatballs w/Marinara
19 - Pot Roast w/Vegetables
20 - Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce
21 - Tuna in Pouch
22 - Sloppy Joe
23 - Chicken Pesto & Pasta
24 - Chicken w/Salsa
MRE XXVI (2007)
01 - Chili w/Beans
02 - Pork Rib
03 - Beef Ravioli
04 - Cheese & Vegetable Omelet
05 - Chicken Breast
06 - Chicken w/Noodles
07 - Chicken w/Salsa
08 - Beef Patty
09 - Beef Stew
10 - Tuna in Pouch
11 - Vegetable Manicotti
12 - Veggie Burger w/BBQ Sauce
13 - Cheese Tortellini
14 - Spicy Penne Pasta
15 - Beef Enchilada
16 - Chicken Fajita
17 - Sloppy Joe Filling
18 - Meatballs w/Marinara
19 - Pot Roast w/Vegetables
20 - Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce
21 - Chili And Macaroni
22 - Chicken w/Dumplings
23 - Chicken w/Cavatelli
24 - Meatloaf w/Gravy
MRE XXVI (2006)
01 - Chili w/Beans
02 - Pork Rib
03 - Beef Ravioli
04 - Cheese & Vegetable Omelet
05 - Chicken Breast
06 - Chicken Fajita
07 - Chicken w/Salsa
08 - Beef Patty
09 - Beef Stew
10 - Tuna
11 - Spicy Penne Pasta
12 - Veggie Burger w/BBQ Sauce
13 - Cheese Tortellini
14 - Vegetable Manicotti
15 - Beef Enchilada
16 - Chicken w/Noodles
17 - Sloppy Joe
18 - Cajun Rice & Sausage
19 - Beef Roast w/Vegetables
20 - Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce
21 - Chili And Macaroni
22 - Jambalaya
23 - Chicken w/Cavatelli
24 - Meatloaf w/Gravy
MRE XXV (2005)
01 - Beef Steak w/Mushroom Gravy
02 - Pork Rib
03 - Beef Ravioli
04 - Cheese & Vegetable Omelet
05 - Chicken Breast
06 - Chicken Fajitas
07 - Chicken w/Salsa
08 - Beef Patty
09 - Beef Stew
10 - Chili w/Macaroni
11 - Pasta w/Vegetables
12 - Veggie Burger w/BBQ Sauce
13 - Cheese Tortellini
14 - Manicotti w/Vegetables
15 - Beef Enchiladas
16 - Chicken w/Noodles
17 - Sloppy Joe Filling
18 - Cajun Rice &Sausage
19 - Roast Beef w/Vegetables
20 - Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce
21 - Chicken Tetrazzini
22 - Jambalaya
23 - Chicken w/Cavetelli
24 - Meatloaf w/Gravy
MRE XXIV (2004)
01 - Beef Steak w/Mushroom Gravy
02 - Pork Rib
03 - Beef Ravioli
04 - Country Captain Chicken
05 - Grilled Chicken Breast
06 - Chicken w/Thai Sauce
07 - Chicken w/Salsa
08 - Beef Patty
09 - Beef Stew
10 - Chili w/Macaroni
11 - Pasta w/Vegetables
12 - Veggie Burger w/BBQ Sauce
13 - Cheese Tortellini
14 - Manicotti w/Vegetables
15 - Beef Enchiladas
16 - Chicken w/Noodles
17 - Beef Teriyaki
18 - Cajun Rice, Beans & Sausage
19 - Roast Beef w/Vegetables
20 - Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce
21 - Chicken Tetrazzini
22 - Jambalaya
23 - Chicken w/Cavetelli
24 - Meatloaf w/Gravy
MRE XXIII (2003)
01 - Beef Steak w/Mushroom Gravy
02 - Pork Rib
03 - Beef Ravioli
04 - Country Captain Chicken
05 - Grilled Chicken Breast
06 - Chicken/ Thai Sauce
07 - Chicken w/Salsa
08 - Beef Patty
09 - Beef Stew
10 - Chili w/Macaroni
11 - Pasta w/Vegetables
12 - Black Bean & Rice Burrito
13 - Cheese Tortellini
14 - Manicotti w/Vegetables
15 - Beef Enchiladas
16 - Chicken w/Noodles
17 - Beef Teriyaki
18 - Turkey Breast Pot/Gravy
19 - Roast Beef
20 - Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce
21 - Chicken Tetrazzini
22 - Jambalaya
23 - Chicken w/Cavetelli
24 - Meatloaf w/Gravy
MRE XXII (2002)
01 - Beefsteak w/Mushrooms
02 - Jamaican Pork Chop w/Noodles
03 - Beef Ravioli
04 - Country Captain Chicken
05 - Grilled Chicken Breast
06 - Oriental Chicken w/Thai Sauce
07 - Chicken w/Salsa
08 - Beef Patty
09 - Beef Stew
10 - Chili and Macaroni
11 - Pasta w/Vegetables in Tomato Sauce
12 - Bean & Rice Burrito
13 - Cheese Tortellini
14 - Pasta w/Vegetables in Alfredo Sauce
15 - Beef Enchiladas
16 - Chicken w/Noodles
17 - Beef Teriyaki
18 - Turkey Breast w/Gravy & Potatoes
19 - Beef w/Mushrooms
20 - Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce
21 - Chicken Tetrazzini
22 - Jambalaya
23 - Chicken w/Cavatelli
24 - Meat Loaf w/Gravy
MRE XXI (2001)
01 - Grilled Beefsteak
02 - Boneless Pork Chop
or - Jamaican Pork Chop w/Noodles
03 - Beef Ravioli
04 - Country Captain Chicken
05 - Grilled Chicken Breast
06 - Chicken w/Thai Sauce
07 - Chicken w/Salsa
08 - Chicken and Rice
09 - Beef Stew
10 - Chili and Macaroni
11 - Pasta w/Vegetables
12 - Bean & Rice Burrito
13 - Cheese Tortellini
14 - Pasta w/Alfredo Sauce
15 - Beef Enchiladas
16 - Chicken w/Noodles
17 - Beef Teriyaki
18 - Turkey Breast w/Gravy & Potatoes
19 - Beef w/Mushrooms
20 - Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce
21 - Chicken Tetrazzini
22 - Jambalaya
23 - Chicken w/Cavatelli
24 - Meat Loaf w/Gravy
MRE XX (2000)
01 - Grilled Beefsteak
02 - Boneless Pork Chop
or - Boneless Jamaican Pork Chop
03 - Beef Teriyaki
04 - Country Captain Chicken
05 - Grilled Chicken Breast
06 - Chicken w/Noodles
07 - Chicken w/Salsa
08 - Chicken and Rice
09 - Beef Stew
10 - Chili and Macaroni
11 - Pasta w/Vegetables in Tomato Sauce
12 - Bean & Rice Burrito
13 - Cheese Tortellini
14 - Pasta w/Vegetables in Alfredo Sauce
15 - Beef Frankfurters
16 - Thai Chicken
17 - Beef Ravioli
18 - Turkey Breast w/Gravy & Potatoes
19 - Beef w/Mushrooms
20 - Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce
21 - Chicken Tetrazzini
22 - Pork Chow Mein
23 - Chicken w/Cavatelli
24 - Meat Loaf w/Gravy
MRE XIX (1999)
01 - Beef Steak
02 - Boneless Pork Jamaican
03 - Beef Teriyaki
04 - Ham Slice
05 - Grilled Chicken Breast
06 - Chicken w/Noodles
07 - Chicken w/Salsa
08 - Chicken w/Rice
09 - Beef Stew
10 - Chili and Macaroni
11 - Pasta w/Vegetables in Tomato Sauce
12 - Bean & Rice Burrito
13 - Cheese Tortellini
14 - Pasta w/Vegetables in Alfredo Sauce
15 - Beef Franks
16 - Chicken w/Thai Sauce
17 - Beef Ravioli
18 - Turkey Breast w/Gravy & Potatoes
19 - Beef w/Mushrooms
20 - Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce
21 - Chicken Stew
22 - Pork Chow Mein
23 - Chicken w/Cavatelli
24 - Meat Loaf w/Gravy

MRE XVIII (1998)
01 - Beef Steak
02 - Boneless Pork Chop w/Noodles
03 - Chicken Stew
04 - Ham Slice
05 - Chicken w/Noodles
06 - Grilled Chicken
07 - Pork Chow Mein
08 - Chicken w/Rice
09 - Beef Stew
10 - Chili and Macaroni
11 - Pasta w/Vegetables
12 - Cheese Tortellini
13 - Thai Chicken
14 - Chicken w/Cavetilli
15 - Beef Frankfurters
16 - Bean & Rice Burrito
17 - Beef Ravioli
18 - Turkey Breast w/Gravy & Potatoes
19 - Beef w/Mushrooms
20 - Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce
21 - Beef Teriyaki
22 - Chicken w/Salsa
23 - Meat Loaf w/Gravy
24 - Pasta w/Alfredo Sauce
MRE XVII (1997)
01 - Beef Steak
02 - Boneless Pork Chop with Noodles
or - Jamaican Pork Chop w/Noodles
03 - Chicken Stew
04 - Ham Slice
05 - Chicken with Noodles
06 - Smoky Beef Frankfurters
07 - Pork Chow Mein
08 - Chicken with Rice
09 - Beef Stew
10 - Chili with Macaroni
11 - Pasta with Vegetables in Tomato Sauce
12 - Cheese Tortellini
13 - Pork with Rice in BBQ Sauce
14 - Chicken Parmesan
15 - Grilled Chicken
16 - Tuna with Noodles
17 - Beef Ravioli
18 - Turkey Breast with Gravy & Potatoes
19 - Beef with Mushrooms
20 - Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
MRE XVI (1996)
[new tan bag, nutritional info on items]
01 - Beef Steak
02 - Tuna with Noodles
03 - Chicken Stew
04 - Ham Slice
05 - Spaghetti with Meat & Sauce
06 - Smoky Beef Frankfurters
07 - Beef Stew
08 - Chicken with Rice
09 - Pork Chow Mein
10 - Chili with Macaroni
11 - Pasta with Vegetables in Tomato Sauce
12 - Cheese Tortellini
13 - Pork with Rice in BBQ Sauce
14 - Chicken Parmesan
15 - Grilled Chicken
16 - Escalloped Potatoes with Ham
MRE XV (1995)
01 - Pork with Rice in BBQ Sauce
02 - Chili Macaroni
03 - Chicken Stew
04 - Grilled Chicken
05 - Spaghetti with Meat and Sauce
06 - Smoky Beef Frankfurters
07 - Beef Stew
08 - Ham Slice
09 - Pork Chow Mein
10 - Tuna with Noodles
11 - Chicken and Rice
12 - Escalloped Potatoes with Ham
MRE XIII (1993) - MRE XIV (1994)
01 - Pork with Rice in BBQ Sauce
02 - Corned Beef Hash
03 - Chicken Stew
04 - Omelet with Ham
05 - Spaghetti with Meat and Sauce
06 - Smoky Frankfurters
07 - Beef Stew
08 - Ham Slice
09 - Pork Chow Mein
10 - Tuna with Noodles
11 - Chicken and Rice
12 - Escalloped Potatoes with Ham
MRE XII (1992)
[All freeze-dried entrees were phased out by 1988]
01 - Pork with Rice in BBQ Sauce
02 - Corned Beef Hash
03 - Chicken Stew
04 - Omelet with Ham
05 - Spaghetti with Meat and Sauce
06 - Chicken Ala King
07 - Beef Stew
08 - Ham Slice
09 - Meatballs, Beef and Rice, in Tom. Sauce
10 - Tuna with Noodles
11 - Chicken and Rice
12 - Escalloped Potatoes with Ham
MRE X-XI (1990-1991)
[All freeze-dried entrees were phased out by 1988]
01 - Pork with Rice in BBQ Sauce
02 - Corned Beef Hash
03 - Chicken Stew
04 - Omelet with Ham
05 - Spaghetti with Meat and Sauce
06 - Chicken Ala King
07 - Beef Stew
08 - Ham Slice
09 - Meatballs, Beef and Rice, in Tom. Sauce
10 - Tuna with Noodles
11 - Chicken and Rice
12 - Escalloped Potatoes with Ham
MRE VIII-IX (1988-1989)
01 - Pork with Rice in BBQ Sauce
02 - Corned Beef Hash
03 - Chicken Stew
04 - Omelet with Ham
05 - Spaghetti with Meat and Sauce
06 - Chicken Ala King
07 - Beef Stew
08 - Ham Slice
09 - Meatballs, Beef and Rice, in Tom. Sauce
10 - Tuna with Noodles
11 - Chicken and Rice
12 - Escalloped Potatoes with Ham
MRE VII (1987)
01 - Pork Pattie
02 - Ham & Chicken Loaf
03 - Beef Pattie
04 - Beef Slices in BBQ Sauce
05 - Beef Stew
06 - Frankfurters with Beans
07 - Turkey Diced with Gravy
08 - Beef Diced with Gravy
09 - Chicken Á La King
10 - Meatballs & BBQ Sauce
11 - Ham Slices
12 - Beef Ground with Spiced Sauce
MRE VI (1986)
01 - Pork Pattie
02 - Ham & Chicken Loaf
03 - Beef Pattie
04 - Beef Slices in BBQ Sauce
05 - Beef Stew
06 - Frankfurters with Beans
07 - Turkey Diced with Gravy
08 - Beef Diced with Gravy
09 - Chicken Á La King
10 - Meatballs & BBQ Sauce
11 - Ham Slices
12 - Beef Ground with Spiced Sauce
MRE I (1981) - MRE V (1985)
[MRE I was the first full-scale run of MREs]
01 - Pork Pattie
02 - Ham & Chicken Loaf
03 - Beef Pattie
04 - Beef Slices in BBQ Sauce
05 - Beef Stew
06 - Frankfurters with Beans
07 - Turkey Diced with Gravy
08 - Beef Diced with Gravy
09 - Chicken Á La King
10 - Meatballs & BBQ Sauce
11 - Ham Slices
12 - Beef Ground with Spiced Sauce
or
12B- Chicken Loaf