Hardtack and Gravy

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Recipe by Sica6488

Saw this on Survival News Online. Sounded good and there's no recipe like this on here so I'm placing it here not only to share but so I can find it easily. http://www.survivalnewsonline.com/index.php/2012/12/hardtack-and-gravy/

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 cups beef fat (rendered =To get this, I boiled the fat trimmings from a sirloin until most of the fat had dissolved)
  • 1 12 cups water (or broth)
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 3 -6 pieces biscuits (Food.com doesn't recognize hardtack which is a type of biscuit)


  1. Melt the fat in 1 cup of water in a heavy pot over medium heat. Reserve the other half-cup of water. Add salt and pepper to the pot. Drop the hardtack in this mix and simmer on low heat, covered, for one to two hours to desired tenderness.
  2. Stir the flour and cornstarch in half-cup of water until lumps disappear, and add to the pot, stirring constantly until thickened.
  3. If it’s too thick, add a little water until it’s just right. Adjust seasoning and serve piping hot.
  4. I used hardtack made with whole soft white wheat, which has a very substantial nutty taste and grainy texture. You know you’re eating something hearty when you taste this stuff.

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