Recipe By WALLEN
Published Jun 22nd
Meal in Foil
Prep 10m Cook 30m Additional - Ready In 40m
Servings 1 meal Calories 686.6

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.

Recipe Ingredients

  • ⅓ pound ground beef chuck
  • 1 potato, sliced
  • 1 carrot, sliced
  • 1 sweet onion, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • salt and pepper to taste

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat. Lightly grease one side of a large piece of heavy foil.
  2. 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. 3 Place the sealed foil packet on the prepared grill. Turning frequently, cook approximately 30 minutes, or to desired doneness.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 686.6
  • Carbohydrate 53.3 g
  • Cholesterol 136.8 mg
  • Fat 38.8 g
  • Fiber 8.3 g
  • Protein 32 g
  • Saturated Fat 18.3 g
  • Sodium 242.8 mg
  • Sugar 9.2 g


  1. This is an easily adaptable recipe. Great made in the oven or over camp fire coals.
  2. 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 - Read more ...
  3. 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.
  4. 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 - Read more ...
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. not very good. thought it didn't have enought flavor.