These Freeze Dried Filet Mignon Steaks (aka Tenderloin or Filet De Boeuf) average between 3/4 and 1-1/2 inch thick and are 3 to 4 inches across. The meat comes from the loin of beef. This is the most tender type of steak. This elegant cut is guaranteed to impress with its exceptional taste and texture. It can be cooked on grills and pans or as Steak Tartare, Chateaubriand, Beef Wellington, Carpaccio or Beef Stroganoff.
All cans were sealed in an oxygen/moisture free environment. Each can weighs 12 oz and contains between 10 and 11 Steaks.
- #10 Size Cans (aka Gallon Can)
- 10-11 Filet Mignon Steaks per Can
- U.S. Government/Military Surplus
- 25+ year shelf life
- No Refrigeration Required
- July 2016 Production
These Freeze Dried Steaks are current production over-runs, manufactured in 2016, from a large military defense contractor. We just purchased a large lot of these steaks directly from a Defense Reutilization Office (DRO) Source. Although actual use is always classified on these kinds of bids, our information is that these are purchased for the 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. As always, we opened several cans to try these out before we offer them to you, and these steaks are amazing: tender, boneless, gourmet trimmed, very tasty, and as fresh as the day they were flash frozen and dehydrated! They are 3/4 to 1-1/2 inch thick with no fat.
Preparation: To prepare the steak, just soak it in warm or hot tap water for 3 hours and cook. These steaks are perfect for grilling. Some prefer to cook it on high heat for a short time. However, they can also be cooked in a sauté pan and finished in the oven. They are best prepared using high-heat to sear the outside and to leave the inside moist and tender. It can be cooked as simple as with salt and olive oil or it can be marinated before cooking, which should work out perfectly because you have to re-hydrate the steak anyways, so you can re-hydrate it in the watered down marinade. Once we re-hydrated the steak, we seared it hot, left it moist in the middle, and then we allowed some time resting before eating it. However, it is completely up to you how you want to prepare them. Once rehydrated, they look just like filet mignon steaks you would get at your grocer’s deli. There was no shrinkage when we cooked them. We’ve found that although great with only a 3 hours soak in warm tap water or marinade, if you let them sit longer they get even more tender. You can expect 25+ years shelf life as long as the steaks are sealed 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 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 3 hours cook one or as many of these as you want however you would cook any other fresh filet mignon steaks!!! Perfect for camping, boating, traveling, or at the cabin.