This recipe is great when camping, or at home. I used to make this with my Boy Scout troop. The recipe is for one serving, so adjust accordingly.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 serving
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Ingredients

1
Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • On a large square sheet of foil, layer beef, potato cubes, carrots, onion and garlic. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, top with butter and a tablespoon of water.

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  • Roll edges of tin foil together and seal tightly.

  • Bury it in campfire coals or put in a preheated oven at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). For either cooking method, cooking time is about 1 hour. You can eat it right out of the foil, or empty it into a dish.

Nutrition Facts

776 calories; protein 36.6g 73% DV; carbohydrates 62.9g 20% DV; fat 42.7g 66% DV; cholesterol 151.3mg 50% DV; sodium 315.4mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2007
Friends loved this when I made it camping! Only thing is that I made them up at home and stuck them in the cooler so they were ready to pop in the coals after a long day fishing and used multiple sheets of foil for each one so they didnt leak. Made up a batch of campfire biscuits and the oohs and ahhs kept coming. Thanks for the great recipe Peter! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/04/2013
I love the concept. I even added mushrooms and additional spices as well. But I also found the meal to taste bland. And there was quite a bit of excess liquid possibly from the mushrooms. And I didn't feel the need to add the tablespoon of water. I was suprised based on the onions garlic and variety of spices I used how flavorless it tasted. Also the meat was cooked perfectly but the potatoes and carrots could've used more time - about 10-15 minutes. I'm curious if anyone else ran into the same problem(s). Read More
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25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2007
Friends loved this when I made it camping! Only thing is that I made them up at home and stuck them in the cooler so they were ready to pop in the coals after a long day fishing and used multiple sheets of foil for each one so they didnt leak. Made up a batch of campfire biscuits and the oohs and ahhs kept coming. Thanks for the great recipe Peter! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2004
So easy to make and tastes great! I added frozen corn and peas as well and it turned out fantastic! The best part is...no dishes! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2004
Great recipe...if cooking in the oven I would place in a pan. My foil leaked! Tasted great..I used hamburger instead! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/04/2013
I love the concept. I even added mushrooms and additional spices as well. But I also found the meal to taste bland. And there was quite a bit of excess liquid possibly from the mushrooms. And I didn't feel the need to add the tablespoon of water. I was suprised based on the onions garlic and variety of spices I used how flavorless it tasted. Also the meat was cooked perfectly but the potatoes and carrots could've used more time - about 10-15 minutes. I'm curious if anyone else ran into the same problem(s). Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2004
excellent and easy! perfect way to teach kids (while supervised) how to make their own easy meals! perfect for a quick meal served over rice! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2006
THIS IS A GREAT FIRST NIGHT MEAL AFTER YOU HAVE SET UP YOUR CAMP SPOT. ALREADY MADE SO YOU JUST POP INTO THE COALS AND ENJOY WHEN DONE. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2012
Easy and delicious! I made it for two and it worked great. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/08/2016
While the veggies were very tasty the meat was tough and almost inedible Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/12/2008
This was an easy after-work recipe. Very tasty. We only missed the gravy. Would have to make that on the side next time otherwise really great. Read More
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