We have been having a lot of fun lately experimenting with tinfoil dinners and trying all sorts of variations. They are so easy to put together and pretty much anything tastes great once cooked. Here are a few of our favorites:
The basic tinfoil dinner is fool proof and is a great starter for any tinfoil meal. You can pretty much add anything and it will taste great! This is my husband’s favorite.
What You Need:
- 1 serving meat
- 2 cups veggies
- (Optional) Some sort of sauce: Creme of chicken/mushroom, BBQ sauce, or just a bit of Oil (we like Olive Oil) or anything else you want to try
Step 1: Cut a piece of tinfoil about 15 -18 inches long. Lay it out shiny side up. If the shiny side is down, it will NOT cook- the shiny side will reflect the heat away.
Step 2: Spray or spread a little oil on the tinfoil. Add your meat and veggies. Salt and pepper to taste.
Step 3: Wrap up the tinfoil by pinching the two long edges together and rolling down and then rolling the ends together in.
Step 4: Wrap with second piece of tinfoil (shiny side up!)
- 1 cup cooked rice
- 1 cup black beans
- 1/2 cup salsa
- 1 serving meat – Sausage or polish hot dog are great!
- 3/4-1 cup cooked cups rice
- 4 T Teriyaki Sauce (or Soy Sauce)
- 4 T water
- 1 T sugar
- about 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- about 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1 – 1 1/2 cups vegetables
- 1 serving bite sized pieces of chicken
- Large plastic container or 1 gallon sealable bag
- It helps cook the dinner faster if you cook the meat and potatoes a little before adding to tinfoil.
- Softer/more sensitive vegetables like green peppers, peas, etc. place in the middle of the meal (not near the tinfoil) to prevent burning
- If you have the long 18 inch heavy duty tinfoil, it will be a lot easier. But I have used the smaller and very weak kind and it worked fine. I had to wrap one or two meals a 3 times, but the food still turned out great!
- Prevent the potatoes from burning by covering them in a little oil. The easiest way to do this is to put them in a container with a little oil and shake them up.