1. Remove oxygen absorber and discard. 2. Add 1 part boiling water to 1 part Augason Farms Beef Flavored Vegetarian Meat Substitute and let sit for 20 minutes. Use in soups, stews, or as a meat extender. Each 1 cup of dry Augason Farms Beef Flavored Vegetarian Meat Substitute equals about 1 pound of beef. Shelf Life: Product good for up to 10 years when unopened. Best when stored in a cool, dry and dark place at temperatures between 55 and 70 degrees F. Actual shelf life may vary based on individual storage conditions.