Hamburger Foil Packets are a one-pan meal with tender carrots, potatoes, onions and a lean ground beef patty, all grilled (or baked) to perfection! They are delicious little packets of comfort food and an ideal camping meal on the grill, campfire, camp stove or even in the oven at home!
Course dinner, main
Cuisine American, Canadian, North American
Keyword camping, foil packet, hamburger
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 45minutes
Total Time 1hour5minutes
Author Terri Gilson
2lbslean ground beef*formed into 6 patties
⅓cupbutter, approximately* about 3 tsp butter per packet
1 ½tspsalt¼ tsp per packet
1 ½tsppepper¼ tsp per packet
additional salt and pepper
Preheat grill or oven to 350 degrees F/173 degrees C and spray the inside of 6 foil containers with non-stick cooking spray. * If you are using foil packets, spray the foil.
Slice potatoes thin, as shown.
Divide potatoes evenly between 6 foil containers/packets.
Cut onion in circles, then in half.
Add onions (dividing evenly amongst all 6 containers), 3 tsp of butter and ¼ tsp each of salt and pepper to each foil container.
Slice carrots very thin. (or they will not cook through)
Add carrots to the foil containers.
Divide beef into 6 even sections and form into 6 patties.
Add patties to foil containers, on top of veggies.
Seal lid on top (shiny side in)
Cook on 350 degrees F/175 degrees C for about 45 minutes to 1 hour, covered/lid down on BBQ or in oven. *Check at 35 minutes.
*Be careful because they are very hot on the bottom when they come off the grill, camp stove, out of the fire or out of the oven. You'll want to place on a heatproof surface.
Garnish with gravy or ketchup and additional salt and pepper, as desired.
💭 Top tipI use a aluminum foil container, instead of fussing with making my own foil packets. It tastes less time and it's much easier to check on doneness (see NOTES for my Amazon recommendations). Speaking of doneness, did you know that temperature is the BEST way to check for doneness? No more cutting into your meat mid-grilling, guessing or hoping it's done. This thermometer is a game changer!
I use my Thermapen for everything from baking pie and bread to eggs, casseroles, candy making and more!
This amazing little tool instantly and accurately measures temperature with a quick poke. And it's not just for the grill, it's the go-to kitchen instrument trusted by the world's most acclaimed chefs and BBQ champions (it's one of Alton Brown's 'favorite things')!
And it comes with a handy little chart that gives you chef recommended temperatures, as well as the minimum done temps for food safety.