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When I make it at home, I brown chop meat, then add diced onion, diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, katalina dressing..then top it off with either crushed fritos or dorritos....
Now, if I want to make this for a trail meal..should I mix the meat, onions, tomatoes and shredded lettuce...and dehydrate them all together, then on trail rehydrate and add katalina dressing and fritos/dorritos? ...or...should I dehydrate it with the dressing already mixed in and on trail just rehydrate it and then add crushed fritos/dorritos?


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http://www.minimus.biz/Kraft-Catalina-Dressing-F02-0000309-1300.aspx

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oohhh..look at that would ya? Nice one. So im going to dehydrate everything together, minus the dressing and chips...then rehydrate it and add the dressing and chips....great thanks.

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Be awesome - and you could carry Fritos I am thinking?

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Maybe use shredded cabbage instead of lettuce. Cabbage dries & rehydrates really well, & I really like the peppery crunch.  Just an idea.

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The broc slaw mix sold in stores? It carries really well for days - another idea maybe!

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Uh huhhh...and I love cabbage or the broc- slaw...I gotta try this

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That broc slaw is amazing in chicken wraps!!

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I personally would dry the meat separate from the veggies.
First, the meat should take longer to dry.  
Second, you can store the meats and veggies separately.
Storing them separate can help if you need to keep them for
any length of period.  It is just "safer".  

Keeping these separate should also help keep your flavors
unique.  You will get less transfer from the meat to the cabbage,
and so on.  Also, with two smaller bags of stuff, you can hydrate
the veggies with cool water, and use nice warm water with your
meat.  This should give you even more of a texture and temperature
difference when you put the salad together.  

I would brown the meat with some of the onion and perhaps a
little garlic and red pepper flakes.  Season this up, and it becomes
a much more satisfying meal on the trail.  I would also have dehydrated
onions in my veggie mixture, because I think that they add a nice
texture and flavor when raw.

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Here is a recipe for Catalina Dressing:
Catalina Dressing

   1/4 cup ketchup

   1/4 cup sugar

   1/4 cup red wine vinegar

   1/4 cup onion, chopped (or 1/2 teaspoon onion powder)

   1/2 teaspoon paprika

   1/4 teaspoon worcestershire sauce

   1/2 cup canola oil

   salt and pepper, to taste

Mix first 6 ingredients together, then emulsify the oil into the mix.
You emulsify by blending the oil VERY slowly into the dressing,
so that it becomes spread throughout.

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Do you think this dressing recipe would dehydrate well?
I personally see nothing that shouldn't dehydrate, although I am
unsure of how it will reconstitute on the trail.  

Has anyone tried to powder a dressing like this?  
How did it turn out?
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You'd want to leave the oil out. And use ketchup with no HFCS, just sugar.

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