33 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 17
  • 4 Rating Star 10
  • 3 Rating Star 5
  • 1 Rating Star 1

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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Ingredients

Directions

  • Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat. Lightly grease one side of a large piece of heavy foil.

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  • 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.

  • Place the sealed foil packet on the prepared grill. Turning frequently, cook approximately 30 minutes, or to desired doneness.

Nutrition Facts

686.6 calories; 32.04 g protein; 53.34 g carbohydrates; 38.8 g fat; 136.81 mg cholesterol; 242.85 mg sodium.Full Nutrition


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Most helpful positive review

10/26/2005
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.
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Most helpful critical review

08/02/2007
Word to the wise don't throw the foil packet in the actual fire. I did this while camping the meal looked and smelled wonderful going in but after 30 minutes it was burnt to a crisp. Be sure to put the foil packet in hot coals not an actual rip-roaring fire.
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33 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 17
  • 4 Rating Star 10
  • 3 Rating Star 5
  • 1 Rating Star 1
10/26/2005
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.
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03/23/2007
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.
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03/02/2008
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.
(23)
12/11/2004
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.
(11)
01/25/2004
not very good. thought it didn't have enought flavor.
(10)
01/25/2004
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.
(10)
01/25/2004
THIS TASTE GREAT AND IS VERY EASY AND QUICK TO PREPARE
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07/30/2006
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!
(9)
08/31/2010
This is an easily adaptable recipe. Great made in the oven or over camp fire coals.
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