Meal in Foil Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Meal in Foil Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Meal in Foil

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"I brought this treat to my family after working as a Girl Scout leader. It's a great way to let kids make their own meal. You may make these packages as large as you want for hearty appetites, allowing a little more time for cooking. This is great for pool parties, camping, etc."

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Original recipe makes 1 meal Change Servings
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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins
  • READY IN

    40 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat. Lightly grease one side of a large piece of heavy foil.
  2. Form ground beef chuck into a patty, and place in the center of the foil's prepared side. Arrange potato, carrot and sweet onion around the beef. Top with butter. Salt and pepper to taste. Tightly seal the foil around the beef and vegetables.
  3. Place the sealed foil packet on the prepared grill. Turning frequently, cook approximately 30 minutes, or to desired doneness.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 26, 2005

This is also a family favorite left over from scouting days. Try this - omit the butter and add some chopped celery. Bake in the oven @ 375 for one hour. I've also used chicken breast with great results.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 23, 2007

A good base, but could have used some more flavor. When we go camping, we do something similar but over the campfire. Try adding fresh green beans, canned corn, mushrooms, garlic powder, and seasoned salt instead of regular. The addition of the extra veggies make the meat go further as well as add nutrition.

 
Mar 02, 2008

This general recipe is good, I just have a few comments for people trying this one for the first time. I think that if you have hot coals 30 min. is a bit long. Also, you should experiment with a variety of vegetables. If your meat or veggies come out a too dry, try using meat with higher fat percentage or add a few drops of water before cooking next time. Lastly, for those who think this recipe is a bit bland, I've always put a bouillon cube in for some flavor. Good luck.

 
Dec 11, 2004

I fixed the meals at home then placed them in a well packed cooler, then cooked them on my portable grill. Its a nice way to end a day full or four wheeling fun.

 
Jan 25, 2004

not very good. thought it didn't have enought flavor.

 
Jan 25, 2004

I liked this recipe as a kid. I thought it was neat how a meal was cooked all-in-one and quick. You have to try this on your next trip.

 
Jan 25, 2004

THIS TASTE GREAT AND IS VERY EASY AND QUICK TO PREPARE

 
Jul 29, 2006

This recipe is awesome, I remember that my mom, a former Girl Scout Troup leader in Hanover Township, PA, used to get us to make this even at home! We loved it. Now my kids do too. My husband decided to use sweet potatoes instead of white ones - yum! Also, I added some ground up sausage to the meat mixture - this is great! I think the butter makes the sauce totally delicious! Bon appetit!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 687 kcal
  • 34%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 53.3 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 137 mg
  • 46%
  • Fat
  • 38.8 g
  • 60%
  • Fiber
  • 8.3 g
  • 33%
  • Protein
  • 32 g
  • 64%
  • Sodium
  • 243 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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