Users' questions

Are compleats good?

Are compleats good?

5.0 out of 5 stars Great, quick cooking ready to eat microwave meals. Hormel Completes Meals can be prepared by placing open container in microwave, cooking and it’s ready to eat. Great selection of easy to store or take along meal choices with very good taste.

Is it safe to eat Hormel Compleats?

Absolutely. Our line of shelf-stable canned and microwaveable items is fully cooked and can be eaten cold, making them a perfect addition to your emergency kit!

Are Hormel Compleats frozen?

Okay, not exactly frozen, but vacuum-sealed, Hormel’s Compleats Chicken Breast & Gravy is basically like canned food, but in plastic so that you can stick it in the microwave for the indoorsman who shuns heating cans over a open fire.

Do you have to microwave compleats?

The COMPLEATS® Meals are fully cooked, so a microwave is not needed to enjoy one. They can be taken out of the tray and warmed in a pot. They do need to be stored in a cool, dry place.

What are shelf stable meals?

Shelf stable meals are to be used during bad weather, or other emergency meal replacements, when home delivered meals cannot be delivered. These meals do not require refrigeration and can be consumed at room temperature if needed.

Do you refrigerate Compleats?

These items are not refrigerated in the stores where they are purchased, and they do not need to be refrigerated in your home – UNLESS you open one of them and don’t cook it. THEN it will have to stay in the refrigerator until it is used. I’ve been eating these Compleats for years.

Can I eat Compleats without microwave?

Can you boil Hormel Compleats?

They have just recently started using the brand names “Compleats” and “Chili Meats”. Each entree can be eaten either hot or cold. For hot meals, you can warm the food up in its container either in the microwave or is boiling water. Each entree averages between 200 and 300 calories.

Can you cook Hormel Compleats on the stove?

You can warm it up on the stove top, but you should remove it from the plastic tray first.

What is the shelf life of Hormel Compleats?

18 months
Hormel Compleats are shelf stable for 18 months.

Do Compleats meals need to be refrigerated?

These meals are all “Shelf Stable” and do not need to be refrigerated if they remain sealed. Once you break the seal you must eat the meal or refrigerate it until it is consumed. They are shelf stable so you can store them at room temperature.