Monday, 16 October 2017

Tin Foil Meal

Tin Foil Meal


1 Pound Ground Beef
1 Onion
1 Egg
1/2-2/3 Cups Breadcrumbs
Salt and Pepper
Four servings potatoes, sliced very thin
Cooking Spray
2 Tablespoon Butter, melted
Seasonings of choice ( I used a blend of onion flakes, garlic powder, basil, thyme, marjoram, salt and pepper)

Cheese slices if desired can also be added


Place four roughly 12 inch by 12 inch squares of tin foil. Heat oven, or charcoal, or BBQ to 450°F.

In a medium bowl mix together the ground meat, egg, bread crumbs and seasonings of choice. Fold and mix together until it is well blended and combined.

Thinly slice the onions and set aside.

Lightly mist each square of tinfoil with cooking spray, arrange a few onion slices in the center of each square. Season with salt and pepper.

Divide meat mix into four, shape each portion into a rectangle and place on top of the onion slices, season with salt and pepper. Arrange a serve of slice potatoes on top of the meat, season with salt and pepper and pour a little of the melted butter over top of the potatoes.

If desired a slice of cheese can be added between the meat and potatoes layer for extra flavour.

Fold the tinfoil up into neat packages, doing your best to seal as completely as possible.

Cook over high heat in oven or on a grill for roughly forty minutes, turning once.  Ensure meat is cooked through and potatoes are soft before removing from heat.



This is a meal we used to make on the last day of my summer camp in Cape Breaton. We would all have a chance to make our tin foil meal how we pleased and would write our names on the outside of the foil. Then the whole camp would walk down to the beach where a giant BBQ coal pit had been prepared. The tin foil meals would be roasted on the beach while the whole camp sang or played on the beach and when the food was ready we all grabbed a nice flat Rock so we could open our hot tin foil meals on our laps and dig in.

I had a big craving for this taste from my childhood a few weeks ago, surprisingly it lived up to my memories and was an actually enjoyable supper at home. My husband even enjoyed it and he had no nostalgia attached.

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