Foil Dinner Recipe

I love the summertime.  So many great memories of playing outside in the hot sun.  Finding any excuse to play in water or get filthy dirty. 

 One of my favorite childhood pastimes was going camping.  I grew up in Arizona.  Which means it was HOT!!  Like 120 degree Fahrenheit hot in the summer.  But camping was one way we would beat the heat and have fun.  The best part about camping was the FOOD!!

Summertime Foil Dinner Recipe

Don't get me wrong, playing in water or sand was great but smores and hot dogs over the fire.  You can't really beat that as a kid.  As we grew, we enjoyed more adult flavors like cooking in the dutch oven or foil dinners.  

I personally, fell in love with the easy of foil dinners when camping.  However, I didn't want to wait for camping to have a delicious foil dinner.  So instead, I decided I needed to make them work at home on my grill

Summertime Foil Dinner Recipe

This is such a yummy dinner because you can really adapt it to whatever vegetables your family grows during the year.  We tend to stick with green beans, onions, potatoes and carrots.  Green beans being the vegetable of choice in our household by a long shot. 

 I love to add zucchini to my dinner, but I am out voted on this for everyone else.  The really secret to this recipe is the cream of mushroom you put over all your ingredients.  It gives everything a delicious kick in the pants.  And if you enjoy making your own from scratch, you'll have even more flavor.

Summertime Foil Dinner Recipe

One tip for you as you prep, try and separate all your ingredients into their own little "piles".  This allows each ingredient to cook evenly which can be a big problem when you're hungry and have to wait and wait and wait for your potatoes to finish cooking.  

Another tip, if you plan to make these over the campfire, add a piece of cabbage or two under all your ingredients.  Helps and moisture and protect anything from burning.
Homegrown Foil Dinner

Homegrown Foil Dinner

Yield: 4 Packets
Prep time: 15 MCook time: 30 MTotal time: 45 M
Enjoy a homegrown meal with a little flavor from your own delicious garden vegetables.


  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 lb red potatoes, sliced thin
  • 1/2 onion, sliced
  • 3 carrots, sliced
  • 1 1/2 c. green beans
  • 1 can cream of mushroom
  • salt & pepper


How to cook Homegrown Foil Dinner

  1. Pre-heat grill to 350 degrees. Cut off four sheets of aluminum foil for each dinner.
  2. Divide ground beef into four 1/4 inch patties. Salt and pepper.
  3. Take a sheet of aluminum foil and place it on the counter top. Add beef, potatoes, onion, carrots and green beans. It's best to keep each ingredient in it's own section for even cooking.
  4. Add 1/4 can of cream of mushroom to the top of the meat and vegetables. Salt and pepper.
  5. Fold foil into a little envelope making sure to enclose all sides so heat cannot escape. Place foil packets on hot grill for 20-30 minutes or until fully cooked.


Tip: The slower your packets cook, the more flavor they will have. For a gas grill, use only one of your heating elements and have a longer cooking time. When you can smell your packet, check to see if it is done.
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