Canned Meat Recipes using Keystone Canned Meats

Canned meat… sounds yummy… I’m being a bit sarcastic of course. Keystone canned meat is new to Truprep, so I thought I’d try it out. There’s (cooked) canned Pork, Chicken, Turkey, Shredded Beef & Ground Beef. The only ingredient in these cans is the meat and sea salt, that’s it. They all come in a 1 lb (28oz) can and run about $8.49/lb (if you want to compare your typical grocery store price). It’s very reasonable. But how does it taste? I won’t lie… it’s okay. It’s canned for goodness sake.

Let’s stop right there for a minute. There is something you must know about me before we continue. I am a foodie. A bit of a food snob if you will. I like my sashimi grade tuna seared and rare, not from a can. Give me a good aged cheese and a bottle of dry cabernet and I will be your friend for life…  you get the picture. Moving on.

I will say this about Keystone, it’s the best you are going to find if you want to put up canned meat. (Your other alternative is freeze dried meat which has a substantially longer shelf life… or I guess you could get a cow and a couple of chickens. Check your neighborhood covenants first).

The best thing about Keystone canned meats is it’s ability to be stored without refrigeration for a period of at least two years (some say they will keep for up to 10 years). Keystone canned meats are very versatile. I suggest that you find some recipes that use other canned foods, include foods that won’t spoil. Because if you are in an emergency situation and all of the food in your fridge is spoiled… you know the story.

Here’s a good one (one of my favorites):

Taco Soup

  • 1 can of Keystone ground beef
  • 3 cans of beans (red, white and black)
  • 1 can of corn
  • 1 can or salsa or diced tomatoes with chilies
  • Fill one of the cans with water and add to the soup
  • 1 pouch of taco seasoning
  • 1 pouch of dry ranch seasoning

Add all ingredients to a pot and bring to a low boil, let all of the flavors blend together and voila՛!

Keystone has a few recipes on their website, which i have included below. They also have recipes on the can (which I am not including because you will have it in hand after purchasing the product). These recipes are good if you have the other ingredients on hand, such as sour cream or pie shells. In other words, use your cans periodically (rotating them in and out to keep them fresh). Its a great alternative to running back out to the grocery store once again.

Beef Stroganoff

  • 1 – 28oz. can Keystone Beef
  • 8oz. Sour Cream
  • 1 can Condensed Mushroom Soup
  • Noodles

Heat mushroom Soup and natural juices from Keystone Beef together in deep pan (10 minutes approx.). Add Beef and heat through. Stir in sour cream and serve hot over egg noodles or rice. Preparation time: 20 minutes! (keystonemeats.com)

Beef Taco Salad

  • 1 – 28oz. can Keystone Heat & Serve Ground Beef
  • 1 head Iceberg Lettuce
  • 1 large Tomato, chopped in large pieces
  • 1 bunch Green onions, sliced with tops
  • 1 – 8oz. pkg. Shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 bag Taco flavored Doritos
  • Creamy Italian Salad Dressing

Toss all ingredients, Top with:
Taco flavored Doritos, broken into pieces and Creamy Italian Salad dressing.
Preparation time 20 minutes! (keystonemeats.com)

Chicken Fajitas

  • 1 – 28oz. can Keystone Heat & Serve Chicken
  • 1 medium green, yellow, or red pepper cut into strips
  • 1 onion cut into eighths
  • 1 package fajita seasoning mix
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 10 7-inch flour tortillas

Add onion, pepper, and oil to a large skillet. Stir-fry for 4-7 minutes.  Add seasoning mix and water as directed on package.  Cook & stir until thickened.  Add Keystone Heat & Serve Chicken; stir for additional 3 minutes. Serve meat and vegetables in tortillas.
Optional: Serve with guacamole, cheese, lettuce, tomato or sour cream.
Ready in 10 minutes! (keystonemeats.com)

BBQ Pork Sandwich

  • 1 – 14.5oz. can Keystone Heat & Serve Pork
  • 4-6oz. BBQ sauce
  • 8 – 10 hamburger buns

Shred pork with a fork. Add BBQ sauce.Heat thoroughly for 8 to 10 minutes.) Serves 8 – 10. Ready in 10 minutes! (keystonemeats.com)

Turkey Pot Pie

  • 1 – 28oz. can Keystone Turkey (Keystone Chicken can also be used for this recipe)
  • 2 – 8 pie shells with top crust
  • 2 – cups turkey gravy or chicken gravy (or Cream of Chicken soup)
  • 2 – 14-16oz. packages of frozen, or, canned mixed vegetables

Add turkey evenly to each pie shell. Add one cup of gravy to each pie shell. Add mixed vegetables evenly to each pie shell. Season with salt and pepper (Optional). Cover with top crust. Make 4 small slits through top crust of pie. Bake for 40 minutes, or, until gravy bubbles slightly out of slits in top of pie. Preparation time: 40-50 minutes!

Other uses for Keystone canned meats: Use in Soups, Salads, with Noodles , in Casseroles , Sandwiches.  (keystonemeats.com)