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Hamburger Tin Foil Meal on the Campfire

One of the many pleasures of camping is having a meal cooked over your campfire. I am usually busy making sure the little kids are active away from the flames, so this meal is perfect to set up for the rest of the family to put it all together on their own.

What you will need to make a simple tin foil meal

minus the dirty camping shoes in the background…

  • Tin foil
  • Hamburger
  • carrots
  • onions
  • potatoes
  • salt
  • pepper

First, rip off a 12″x 12″ square piece of tin foil. This will hold all of the food you are about to cook.

Next, place the amount of hamburger you want in the middle of your tin foil. Make sure you flatten the hamburger so it cooks well and fast. If you ball it up in the middle it will take much longer to cook over the fire.


Then you will want to arrange your veggies around the meat on the tin foil.

Add any seasoning to your meal before wrapping it all up together. We used salt, pepper and a touch of butter on our meals.


Next, wrap your Hamburger Tin Foil Meal all up securely. Make sure there are no gaps or rips in the tin foil as this will let out the juices from your hamburger which you want to keep.


Lastly, put your meal carefully onto the campfire grill/rack for 10-15 minutes. You can also place it directly in a nice bed of coals but you will need to pay more attention when doing this as it is easier to burn your food.

Flip it over and cook for another 10 minutes. While you are waiting play ball with the kiddos.


Make sure you check your meat before you start eating your meal. Getting sick while camping is no fun!

Hamburger Tin Foil Meal

The whole family enjoyed their personal Tin Foil meals and it didn’t take up a ton of dishes!!


The Baby liked the beans the most!


Sara Lebens

Thursday 23rd of May 2013

Another version is to use frozen meatballs. They are precooked, so no worries on getting sick! I also use a bit of shredded cheese & a squirt of ketcup/mustard.