Military Surplus

Military Surplus Freeze Dried Meatballs


Military Surplus Freeze Dried Italian Style Beef Meatballs in #10 Can

These Freeze Dried Cooked Italian Style Beef Meatballs are an amazing disaster preparedness item. They are fully cooked, perfectly seasoned, savory, tasty, and guaranteed to please with their flavor. All cans were sealed in an oxygen/moisture free environment.

Flash Facts:
  • #10 Can (aka Gallon size can)
  • 27 oz per can (100 meatballs)
  • U.S. Government/Military Surplus
  • 25+ year shelf life
  • No Refrigeration Required
  • February 2019 Production Date
These Meatballs were manufactured in 2019 by a large military defense contractor. Although actual use is always classified on these kinds of bids, our information is that these are purchased for Executive Branch use, not for our troops in the field. That usually means these go to underground bunkers for continuity of government use by strategic military leaders, congressional members and sometimes even White House staff or leadership. 

We opened several cans to try these out before we committed to such a large quantity, and these are actually amazing: tender, very tasty, and as fresh as the day they were flash frozen and dehydrated! 

Each can contains 100 perfectly sized meatballs. To prepare them, just soak them in warm or hot tap water for 2 hours and cook. They come out of the can looking just like regular Italian style Beef Meatballs and there was no shrinkage when we cooked them. We've found that although great with only a 2 hour soak in warm tap water, if you let them sit longer they get even more tender. You can also steam them until they become soft and warm throughout. 

You can expect to get 25+ years out of them in the can - and probably as many as 30 to 40 since there is no water or oxygen in the can to spoil them!! 

Once opened they will last:
  • up to 1 year in a Zip Lock bag with refrigeration once opened but not re-hydrated
  • up to 60 days in a Zip Lock bag without refrigeration once opened, but not re-hydrated.
  • up to 5 days in the fridge once they are re-hydrated
These are perfect for storing and using for many years! You can have a great tasting food in seconds with no mess and no waste - and it doesn't matter if the power goes out!!! You can open just one can at a time and in 60 minutes cook one or as many of these as you want however you would cook any other pre-cooked meatballs!!! Perfect for camping, boating, travelling, or at the cabin.

Manufactured, Procured, and Canned in the USA

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