Jul 6, 2023
Sausages are just awesome in almost every way. We love them in our breakfast, while our kids can’t get enough when we put them in our pasta sauce. As a family who loves going on camping trips, we would love to bring with us. Unfortunately, you have to bring a cooler with you and cook the sausages immediately. And even if we have our Harvest Right freeze-dryer, it’s not strong enough to process the sausages. It’s all because of the fat. Luckily for us, some companies offer them. Here are our Top 5 freeze-dried sausage brands you can try for yourself.
Packit Gourmet has been providing outdoor meals since 2008. Through their outdoor meals, they aim to maintain a connection to your home wherever you are.
Their freeze-dried breakfast pork sausage is fully-cooked, crumbled, and deliciously spiced. And if you’re wondering, yes, it’s a breakfast sausage, not Italian. Still, it’s ready to add to almost any meal, including pizza, eggs, and pasta. To rehydrate, you simply need 1/4 cup of sausage and 2 tbsp of water. It takes about 5 minutes to rehydrate on hot and 15 minutes on cold.
You can get the freeze-dried sausage in two sizes. One is the 2 oz (57 g) bag which costs $14.99. The other is a 10 oz (283 g) pack, which costs you $49.99. You can pay through PayPal or Google Pay for your convenience. Or you can also split the cost in 4 interest-free payments using sezzle.
As Packit Gourmet claims, this is a very versatile freeze-dried sausage. One customer was able to use it on pizza, biscuits & gravy, as well as breakfast burritos. Another combines it with OvaEasy crystals for a hearty breakfast. She even said the seasoning is mild enough for her 10-year-old.
Honeyville is one of the reliable brands for freeze-dreid food and meals. Along with their keto-friendly freeze-dried food, you’ll also find freeze-dried sausage.
Their freeze-dried sausage is made from 100% wholesome pork. The USDA inspects and approves the meat, so you’re sure to get best-quality food. It’s excellent in making pasta, meat sauces, toppings, and more. Another great thing is that freeze-dried meat can last for 10-15 years sealed. Once opened, you can use it for up to a month under refrigeration and 1 week if not.
Rehydrating is also easy. A 1/2 cup only needs 1 cup of boiling water. Stir and let it sit for 5-7 minutes before draining. Now you have meat that you can the same way as fresh pork sausage.
Remember that Honeyville aims to help you stay food secure during emergencies. This means you’ll get the freeze-dried sausage in cans that weigh 2.12 lbs (973 g). A can will cost you $74.99, but it’s out of stock as of the date of posting this blog. You can go to their page and choose to be notified when the product is available. There’s also a flat rate shipping in Continental U.S. for $8.99
Most of the reviews show how easy it is to use freeze-dried sausage in almost every meal. They are good for sauces, chili, spaghetti, and country gravy. Someone even said that the possibilities are endless, and even kits love it. Moreover, you get the taste and texture of sausages without the grease.
One did say that for him, the texture was like little rubbery granules. It needed more flavor and was not worth the purchase.
If you prefer whole sausages instead of crumbles, then try these from FreezeDry Wholesalers. We also recommend this if you don’t want to get pork sausage for your meals.
What you can get is a freeze-dried cooked chicken breakfast sausage. The other is the freeze-dried cooked turkey breakfast sausage.
The chicken sausage is fully cooked and browned links, packed in a 9.5 oz (269 g) resealable bag. It’s made with no artificial ingredients, certified gluten free, and backed with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
The freeze-dried cooked turkey breakfast sausage links, come in an 8 oz (227 g) resealable bag. It’s also made with no artificial ingredients, is certified gluten-free, and has a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
The freeze-dried chicken links will cost you $33.54. The freeze-dried turkey links has a price of $34.66. To pay, you can use Shop Pay, PayPal, Amazon Pay, and Google Pay.
What’s great about both freeze-dried sausages is that they have a 25+ year shelf life. Definitely longer than Honeyville’s freeze-dried sausage crumbles.
There’s only one review for the chicken links. The customer said it has a softer texture with stronger herb flavor compared to the turkey links. You also get better flavor if you rehydrate using salter water.
The freeze-dried turkey sausage also got great reviews. One said she used it when she ran out of fresh sausages. The texture and flavor were awesome when she let it steep in salted water for 45 minutes and refrigerate in a ziplock bag overnight. Fried with potatoes, butter, and eggs, she got herself a good breakfast.
One did say that also these are great, don’t expect them to have butcher-fresh quality. And she has a point. Freeze-dried food will always have a touch or two of difference from its fresh counterpart. Especially when it comes to meat.
Nutristore started in 2012 aims to give you nutritional, shelf-stable, and reasonably priced freeze-dried food.
Their sausage crumble is made from 100% premium-quality USDA-inspected freeze-dried sausage crumbles. It’s made in the USA and has a 25-year shelf-life. You can get it in #10 cans that weigh 34.9 oz (990 g) which is about 20 servings. You can get the can for $69.99, or you can get a 4-can bundle for $265.99.
To rehydrate, you just need 3/4 cup of warm water to 1 cup of freeze-dried sausage crumble.
Customers who tried it say Nutristore was easy to do business with. One said these were great to add to any recipe. He even prefers it over fresh ground sausage because it doesn’t have grease. Most of the ones who got these never opened them yet, however. They’re saving their cans for emergencies, so they stay sealed for now.
MRE Depot is another emergency preparedness company. They offer Future Essentials brand of freeze-dried sausages in two versions.
One is the fully cooked freeze-dried turkey breakfast sausage. It comes in a #10 can with 70-75 sausage links. One can will cost you $89.95 or one can, or $539.70 for a case of 6.
Another is the freeze-dried pork sausage crumble. It comes in a smaller size, a #2.5 can weighing 9 oz (255 g). One can cost $16.95, while a half-case of 6 cans cost $101.70. A full case of 12 cans will cost you $203.40
Unfortunately, there are no reviews for these freeze dried sausages in MRE Depot. If you happen to try them out, please leave feedback in our comment section.
These are our Top 5 freeze-dried sausage brands to try. You can choose your meat preference to match your dietary needs. Which one will you go for? Let us know in the comment section.
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