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Foil Dinner Recipe

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Foil dinner packet ready to go on the fire!


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Nick Berben


Celery stalks
White or yellow onion
Red and green bell peppers
Minced garlic (lots)
Salt & pepper to taste

Meat or sausage

Chop all the ingredients into bite-sized chunks.
Place everything on a sheet of foil and add plenty of butter, salt and pepper.

Making the foil packet:
1) Start by cutting a piece of heavy-duty tin foil big enough to fit your meal. Maybe 12-18 inches long.
If convenient, you can mist the foil with non-stick cooking spray.
2) Layer your food directly in the center of your foil. Remember to put the items that take longer to cook on the outside so they are exposed directly to the heat.
3) Bring the two longer edges together above the food. Fold the edges together down twice, creating the top seal.
4) Press the shorter side edges together and fold, creating a secure packet. Cook in the oven, on the grill, or over hot coals.

Nick will often use cheddar smokies for a meat and sometimes he throws in some garlic kolbassa or similar. He has also used chunks of beef and bacon.
Smaller packages are easier to handle and your dinner will cook faster.
Double up on your foil if you are planning on eating directly from the foil packet
Flip the foil packet often to cook evenly and prevent burning.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
Depends on the amount of ingredients!
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
15 minutes - cooking time is dependent on the ingredients (raw meat will take longer than sausage)
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Back when Nick and Kris were in cubs and scouts, they learned how to make this in a camp setting over an open fire. It is delicious and nutritious - perfect for camp-outs!

This type of meal is so versatile - the ingredients and quantities are completely up to the cook!
We have used this recipe when we have company and it is always the first to go!




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