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Military acronym originally meaning "Meal, Ready to Eat."

Modern MRE's generally consist of a main course, bread and spread (grape jelly, strawberry or blackberry jam, jalepeno cheese, etc.), a desert (pound cake, M&M's,), powdered drinks, a condiment package, and a heating element (in case the soldier is interested in a semi-hot meal). Each MRE, when fully consumed, is approximately 2000 calories, the suggested daily caloric intake for an average person.

The quality of MRE's has consistently improved, though when compared to other food, it is still FUBAR. This explains why MRE's have several derisive terms:

- Meals Rejected by Everyone
- Meals Rarely Enjoyed
- Meals Rejected by Ethiopians
- Meals Rejected by the Enemy
- Meals Refusing to Exit*

There are methods of enjoying an MRE so that it's not particularly terrible. "The Ranger Cookbook" is an unoffical military document which provides the soldier an effective means of mixing and matching MRE's so as to have the most enjoyable meal possible.

* This acronym may be outdated; supposedly, the gum included in the condiments package is a mild laxative.
During the bag drag, my flight made sure we had six MRE's to a person. We'd worry about who was getting the shittier menus later.
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Meals, Ready to Eat- military field rations
also: Meals Rejected by the Enemy or Meals Rejected by Ethiopians
Instead of some 'hot chow' today, all we got was an MRE.
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prepackaged food carried by the armed forces for use on the field during battle (an initialism that is often reinterpreted by soldiers that don't like them hence terms like meals rejected by the enemy)
My brother onced remarked that he would not mind having an MRE.
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The M.R.E.'s are a vacuum packed high calorie food pack that contains enough food for one meal . M.R.E.'s are so disgusting that they are known as three lies in a bag . Also the inspiration for Ranger cooking .
Private Pile took the crackers and chocolate mix from his M.R.E. and made some ranger pudding.
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Meal Ready to Eat
Meal Rejected by Everyone
Meal Rejected by Ethiopeans

Otherwise known as "C-Rations". MRE's are basically pre-ready food for use on the battlefield. High in calories, they are capable of lasting for weeks as well. MRE's usually consist of canned food, such as beans. MRE's are often rationed to be a whole day's meal, complete with a desert (which is usually a chocolate bar). MRE's also have drinks that only require warm water to become ready to drink.

MRE's may not be home-cookin', but it'll do ya good.
"MRE's are DEFINATELY rejectable by ethiopeans!"
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A meal Designed by the military to sustain soldiers while in combat..M.R.E Meal Ready to Eat
jonny ate an M.R.E during his tour in Iraq
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