Meaty or Vegetarian Foil Packets

Catherine Thompson Floyd


When I was little, we had a nice grill, but it consisted of a hole in the earth out back. Momma used either wood or maybe if we felt wealthy enough, charcoal. An old grate from the stove was the actual grill part that was covered with aluminum foil. She would fix foil packet dinners for us and what a treat! Anything that she had on hand was used. Meats and then veggies from our garden or maybe canned. It was always so good! Use your garden to fill the packets or the wonderful Farmer's Markets. Carrots, celery green beans, sweet potatoes, it is all good!

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15 Min
55 Min


meat to include ground beef patty, ground turkey patty, or veggie patty, frozen. chicken breast or pork chop or small steak, thawed
1 slice
1 small
potato, sliced thin
green pepper slices
ear of corn
plum tomato, sliced thick
dollops of cream soup such as mushroom or celery, etc
salt and pepper, to taste


1Oven set at 350 degrees. Tear off large pieces of heavy duty aluminum foil and Pinch together two sheets to make one big one.
2Place frozen patty or thawed meat on foil, season with salt and pepper. Add slice of onion. Add the rest of the vegetables. Season with salt and pepper. Dollop straight from the can mushroom or other cream soup directly onto ingredients, using about 1/4 can per foil packet.
3Pinch up foil around ingredients and secure ends tightly. Place in oven on a cookie sheet and bake for approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour. Kitchen will have the wonderful smell of baking dinner to indicate it is probably finished baking.
4Remove from oven and carefully pull back foil from around dinner and enjoy. Season with more salt and pepper, butter corn, if you want.
5Other seasoning can be used such as no salt, parsley, etc. Can be cooked on grill or on hot coals, turning while cooking to prevent burning. Low Fat soups can be used. Try something different by using half cream of mushroom or celery and half nacho cheese soup with the beef, turkey or veggie patty.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Collection: Campfire Cooking
Hashtags: #veggie, #Turkey, #chicken, #beef