Task & Purpose’s veterans have been fighting for years over who can create the best masterpiece from some of the military’s most notorious MREs. To settle the debate once and for all, we brought them together so they could put their culinary skills to the test in an MRE Iron Chef Challenge.

These guys claim they are the kind of chefs who can summon up a five-star experience from the equivalent of a stack of dried cardboard and a couple ladles of rabbit droppings. Watch the contest and prepare yourself for a stomach growl or two — then maybe go out and find some actual food.