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Easy Tin Foil Dinners

Make summer cooking a breeze with these easy, healthy, and delicious Tin Foil Dinners! These foil dinners are perfect for a camping trip, a busy summer night, or a weekend BBQ. These are sure to become a summertime favorite!

Makes 4 tin foil dinners

THIS POST IS SPONSORED BY LAURAS LEAN, ALL OPINIONS ARE 100% MY OWN.   

I’ve teamed up with Carusele to participate in the LaurasLean campaign, to make this Easy Tin Foil Dinners using Laura’s 96% Lean Ground Beef.

Why do I cook with Laura’s Lean ground beef?

I want to feel good about the quality of meat I feed my family and Laura’s Lean 96% Lean Ground Beef is a healthier and knowing that Laura’s Lean96% Lean Ground Beef is certified through the AmericanHeartAssociation heart check program and meets USDA standards for “Extra Lean”.

I also like to buy ground beef that was raised without added hormones and antibiotics- and unlike most other “natural” beef, Laura’s Lean product is a “Never Ever” offering, meaning our protein is sourced from suppliers that raise their cattle without ever using added hormones or antibiotics and are always vegetarian fed. This is very important to me when cooking for my family!

Where can I find Laura’s Lean ground beef, patties or plant-based burgers?

Find Laura’s Lean ground beef or plant-based products near you using the Store Locator HERE.

What ingredients do I need to make these Easy Tin Foil Dinners?

  • 96% Laura Lean’s lean ground beef
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Onion powder 
  • Medium onion-peeled and sliced
  • Baby potatoes or small potatoes– cut in half. If you want to make these foil dinners low carb-omit the potatoes and choose a different non-starchy vegetable.
  • Medium carrots-peeled and sliced
  • Olive oil 
  • Dried basil
  • Dried parsley
  • Garlic powder
  • Paprika
  • Dried thyme
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper 
  • Freshly chopped parsley-optional topping 
  • Sugar free barbecue sauce-optional topping
  • Reduced fat blue cheese crumbles, Gorgonzola crumbles, fat free feta, or reduced fat cheddar cheese-optional toppings

What other veggies can I add to these Easy Tin Foil Dinners?

  • Asparagus
  • Green beans
  • Green and red peppers 
  • Brussels sprouts 
  • Mixed frozen veggies 
  • Broccoli 
  • Cauliflower 
  • Peas and carrots  

How do I cook these Easy Tin Foil Dinners?

These tin foil dinners can be cooked on the grill, in the oven, or in a campfire.  

What can I serve with these Easy Tin Foil Dinners?

Serve with a side of these cheesy garlic breadsticks and/or a side salad.

Can I make these Easy Tin Foil Dinners ahead of time?

Yes! You can make these foil dinners and store them in a fridge or cooler for up to 24 hours.

All you have to do is cook them on the grill, oven, or campfire when you’re ready to eat! So simply and delicious! 

How do I make these Easy Tin Foil Dinners?

Combine lean ground beef, Worcestershire sauce, minced onions, and garlic powder into a large mixing bowl. Using your hands mix until well combined. Shape the lean ground beef mixture into four ( 4 oz.) patties.  Set aside. 

In a separate large mixing bowl combine sliced potatoes, onion, and carrots into a large bowl. 


Drizzle in 1 tsp oil  over the top, sprinkle with a pinch of dried basil, dried parsley, garlic powder, paprika, dried thyme, and salt and pepper.

Toss until well combined.

Spray 4 (7-inch) tin foil pans with nonstick cooking spray or 4 large squares (each about 24 inches long) of heavy duty foil.
Divide the seasoned potato, carrot, and onion mixture equally into the center of each square of foil or pan. 


Place a beef patty on top of the vegetables on each piece of foil or foil pan.

Cook on a grill, oven, or campfire. See the cooking directions for time and temperature.

Remove from heat.

Top with cheese, sugar free BBQ sauce, and/or fresh chopped parsley, if desired.

Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Ingredients: 

Optional Garnish

  • Freshly chopped parsley 
  • Sugar free barbecue sauce
  • Reduced fat blue cheese crumbles, Gorgonzola crumbles, fat free feta, or reduced fat cheddar cheese

Directions:

  1. Combine lean ground beef, Worcestershire sauce, and onion powder into a large mixing bowl. Using your hands mix until well combined. Shape the lean ground beef mixture into four ( 4 oz.) patties.  Set aside. 
  2. In a separate large mixing bowl combine sliced potatoes, onion, and carrots into a large bowl. 
  3. Drizzle in 1 tsp oil  over the top, sprinkle with a pinch of dried basil, dried parsley, garlic powder, paprika, dried thyme, and salt and pepper. Toss until well combined.
  4. Spray 4 tin foil pans (7 -inch) with nonstick cooking spray or tear off 4 large squares ( each about 24 inches long) of heavy duty foil.
  5. Divide the the seasoned potato, carrot, and onion mixture equally into the center of each square of foil or pan. 
  6. Place a beef patty on top of the vegetables on each piece of foil or foil pan.

Foil Pans: 

I have since discovered these Premium 7-Inch Round Foil Pans and they work great as an alternative to foil. You can find them HERE on Amazon.

Foil Packets:

If you plan on using tin foil, I recommend using a heavy duty aluminum foil. It will hold up better as well as not fall apart.  You can also double-wrap the tin foil dinners, so they don’t leak. To seal the foil packet, bring the short sides together in the middle and gently fold down to completely seal. Then, roll up the ends. 

Cooking directions:

GRILL: 

  1. Preheat the grill to 400 degrees. Lay the foil packets or pans directly on the grates. You don’t need to cover the foil pans with foil if you’re cooking them on the grill.
  2. Close the cover and cook for 35-40 minutes or until vegetables are tender and meat is fully cooked.
  3. Top with cheese, sugar free BBQ sauce, and/or fresh chopped parsley, if desired.

OVEN: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place the foil packets or pans in the oven and bake for 35-40 minutes. You don’t need to cover the foil pans with foil if you’re cooking them on the grill.
  3. Top with cheese, sugar free BBQ sauce, and/or fresh chopped parsley, if desired.

CAMPFIRE:

  1. Start the campfire and when it dies down and there are only coals, lay the foil packets or pans covered with foil directly on the coals and cook for 30-35 minutes. 
  2. It is best to use a meat thermometer to know when the hamburger patty reaches 160 degrees Fahrenheit. Using a meat thermometer stick a small hole inside the meat patties to check the temperature. 
  3. Top with cheese, sugar free BBQ sauce, and/or fresh chopped parsley, if desired.

Makes 4 tin foil dinners

4-5 PersonalPoints™ per serving*

*This number shows the PersonalPoints™ range. The points will vary based on your individualized plan. Point values do not include optional toppings.

How do I know how many points this is on my WW individualized plan? 

Click the link below to go to the recipe builder. You’ll first need to sign into your WW account and then the recipe builder will upload.  The recipe builder is the most accurate way to create, obtain, and track the Personal Points on your individualized plan.

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Yield: 4

Easy Tin Foil Dinners

Easy Tin Foil Dinners

Make summer cooking a breeze with these easy, healthy, and delicious Tin Foil Dinners! These foil dinners are perfect for a camping trip, a busy summer night, or a weekend BBQ. They are sure to become a summer favorite!

Author: thepounddropper.com

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. 96% Laura Lean’s lean ground beef
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp onion powder 
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and sliced
  • 1 lb. baby potatoes or small potatoes, cut in half
  • 4 medium carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 tsp olive oil 
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • pinch of black pepper 
  • Freshly chopped parsley-optional topping 
  • Sugar free barbecue sauce-optional topping
  • Reduced fat blue cheese crumbles, Gorgonzola crumbles, fat free feta, or reduced fat cheddar cheese-optional toppings

Instructions

    1. Combine lean ground beef, Worcestershire sauce, onion powder into a large mixing bowl. Using your hands mix until well combined.
    2. Shape the lean ground beef mixture into four ( 4 oz.) patties.  Set aside. 
    3. In a separate large mixing bowl combine sliced potatoes, onion, and carrots into a large bowl. 
      Drizzle in 1 tsp oil  over the top, sprinkle with a pinch of dried basil, dried parsley, garlic powder, paprika, dried thyme, and salt and pepper. Toss until well combined.
    4. Spray 4 (7- inch) tin foil pans with nonstick cooking spray or 4 large squares ( each about 24 inches long) of heavy duty foil.
    5. Divide the the seasoned potato, carrot, and onion mixture equally into the center of each square of foil or pan. 
    6. Place a beef patty on top of the vegetables on each piece of foil or foil pan.

Foil Pans:
I have since discovered these Premium 7-Inch Round Foil Pans and they work great as an alternative to foil.

Foil Packets:

If you plan on using tin foil, I recommend using a heavy duty aluminum foil. It will hold up better as well as not fall apart. You can also double-wrap the tin foil dinners, so they don’t leak. To seal the foil packet, bring the short sides together in the middle and gently fold down to completely seal. Then, roll up the ends. 

Cooking Directions:

      GRILL: Preheat the grill to 400 degrees. Lay the foil packets or pans directly on the grates. You don't need to cover the foil pans with foil if you're cooking them on the grill. Close the cover of the grill and cook for 35-40 minutes or until vegetables are tender and meat is fully cooked.
      Top with cheese, sugar free BBQ sauce, and/or fresh chopped parsley, if desired.

      OVEN: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
      Place the foil packets or pans in the oven and bake for 35-40 minutes. You don't need to cover the foil pans with foil if you're cooking them on the grill. Top with cheese, sugar free BBQ sauce, and/or fresh chopped parsley, if desired.

      CAMPFIRE: Start the campfire and when it dies down and there are only coals, lay the foil packets or pans covered with foil directly on the coals and cook for 30-35 minutes. 
      It is best to use a meat thermometer to know when the hamburger patty reaches 160 degrees Fahrenheit. Using a meat thermometer stick a small hole inside the meat patties to check the temperature. 
      Top with cheese, sugar free BBQ sauce, and/or fresh chopped parsley, if desired.

      Makes 4 tin foil dinners

      4-5 PersonalPoints™ per serving*

      *This number shows the PersonalPoints™ range. The points will vary based on your individualized plan.

Notes

Smartpoints: GREEN: 5 smartpoints per tin foil dinner BLUE/PURPLE: 4 smartpoints per foil dinner

  • Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 4 dayss.
  • These foil dinners can be made 24 hours ahead of time. Store them in a fridge or cooler for up to 24 hours.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 308Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 485mgCarbohydrates: 35gNet Carbohydrates: 28gFiber: 7gSugar: 5gProtein: 27g

Sharon Findell

Sunday 22nd of May 2022

I love your recipes. Thank you so much for providing such great ideas.

Amy

Sunday 22nd of May 2022

Do you cover the foil pan with foil, or just leave them open?

Amy

Sunday 22nd of May 2022

@Lindsay Kehl,

Great! Thank you!

Lindsay Kehl

Sunday 22nd of May 2022

Hi Amy

If you are cooking the foil pans in the oven or grill you won't need to cover the pans with foil. If you are cooking them over an open campfire, we recommend covering the tops with foil so the ashes don't get in.

Thank you

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