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Tin Foil Dinners

These tin foil dinners are traditionally made with beef, carrots, and potatoes, but don't be afraid to get creative. They are so easy to put together and even easier to clean up!

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 632 kcal
Author Sarah Averett


  • 1 & 1/2 lbs ground beef
  • 4 large carrots chopped
  • 4 large potatoes diced
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • seasoned salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit.*

  2. Divide the meat into fourths. Pull apart bite-sized chunks of one of the portions and place them onto the center of a flat sheet of aluminum foil. Repeat for the other three packs.

  3. Divide the carrots, potatoes, and onion into fourths and place each portion on top of the meat.

  4. Season all of the meat and vegetables very generously with the seasoned salt and pepper.

  5. For each packet, bring two of the sides together, keeping the food inside. Fold both of the sides over together, about 1 inch, and then keep folding over until your are snug against the food.

  6. Carefully, fold each of the two other open ends over until you are snug against the food as well.**

  7. Place the packet, seam side up, in the oven and bake for 15 minutes, flipping halfway through.***

Recipe Notes

*We like to make this recipe over an open fire when we are camping. We get the fire going and then after it dies down and there are only coals, that's when we put the foil dinner on.

**At this point, I like to double-wrap my tin foil dinner, so it doesn't leak and helps it to cook a little more evenly, but it's not necessary.

***If you are doing this over a fire, place your dinner very close to (or even directly on) a pile of hot coals/briquettes. Cook for approximately 10 minutes, flipping halfway through.

Nutrition Facts
Tin Foil Dinners
Amount Per Serving
Calories 632 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34g52%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Trans Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 15g
Cholesterol 121mg40%
Sodium 170mg7%
Potassium 1591mg45%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 10195IU204%
Vitamin C 48mg58%
Calcium 83mg8%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.