The Chili with Beans MRE (Meal Ready to Eat) Entrée is an excellent MRE meal to add to your food storage or emergency kit. The Chili with Beans MRE (Meal Ready to Eat) is also an great entrée to have when camping and backpacking. The MRE (Meal Ready to Eat) Chili with Beans is a customer favorite because of its authentic flavor and heartiness. Under proper storage conditions, MREs have a long shelf life because they are packed in triple-layer foil and plastic pouches. These durable pouches also make preparation easy. To heat MREs warm the pouch in the sun, drop it in boiling water, place it on the car heater, and eat right out of the pouch.