Campfire Flavor: Foil Packets


This recipe is for all the campers out there, whether your version of camping is in the wilderness or in your backyard. This is a favorite meal for the fire pit and you won’t have any dishes to wash when you’re done!

Foil packet dinners (aka Hobo Packets) are popular with campers not only because they are so easy but because they are so flavorful. Have everyone make their own and you’re sure to have happy campers with clean “plates.”

The Husband’s Steak Packet:

Sirloin steak, potatoes, carrots and sliced onions.
Cubed sirloin steak, potatoes, carrots and sliced onions.

My Veggie Lovers Packet (vegetarian):

Tofu, napa cabbage, carrots, onion, fresh parsley
Tofu, napa cabbage, carrots, onion, fresh parsley

HOW:  Select your favorite vegetables, make sure they are cut to similar sizes. Add a protein, if desired. Toss with oil to coat, season with your favorite herbs, salt and/or pepper. Optional but strongly suggested, add a few pats of butter to make this really flavorful. The final step is sealing your tinfoil packet tight  and throwing it in the fire to cook for 20-30 minutes.

NOTE:  To avoid mushy, overcooked veggies, put tender vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, and asparagus in foil packs together for shorter cook times. Hardier vegetables like carrots and potatoes do best on the fire longer.

You don’t have to wait to go camping to make these either. If you don’t have a fire pit in your yard, try throwing these on your grill instead! Imagine how easy cleanup could be at your next dinner party. 😉

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