There’s something about camping that just makes food taste better. Not everyone has the skill or patience to have half a dozen pots and pans going over an open campfire at the same time, though. If you want a great meal with little effort and even less cleanup, foil packet meals are the way to go. Bring a hint of tasty street food with you on your next camping trip with this recipe for foil packet cheesesteak dinners.
1 lb. lean ground beef
2 big Yukon Gold potatoes, chopped into ½ inch pieces
1 green bell pepper, chopped into ½ pieces
½ yellow onion, diced
1 cup sliced mushrooms
6 slices provolone cheese
1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp. ketchup
3 tbsp. olive oil
½ tsp. each of garlic powder, paprika, and onion powder
1.5 tsp. Italian seasoning
¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
Salt and pepper
How To Make It
Start by prepping your bag of veggies. Add the potatoes, peppers, onions, and mushrooms to a big Ziploc bag. Next, add the olive oil and salt and pepper the whole mixture to taste.
Next, prep your meat. In another bag, add the pound of ground beef. Then add the Worcestershire, ketchup, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, Italian seasoning, cayenne pepper, and more salt and pepper.
When you’re at your campsite and ready to cook, get out your two Ziploc bags. Shake the veggies well to combine and knead the meat to season thoroughly. Next, break out four large sheets of heavy-duty foil. On each sheet, place a fourth of the meat mixture and a fourth of the veggie mix. Seal the packets up, making sure to leave some room for the air to circulate.
Wait until your campfire has produced some nice hot coals, then place your foil packets on a pile of the coals. Cook for 5 minutes on one side, then flip the packets over and cook for another 5 minutes.
Remove the packets and carefully open them enough at the top to release the steam (careful, it’ll be hot!). Lay on a slice of the provolone. It should melt on its own, but you may need to help it along by placing the packets near the fire again.
Bring along a loaf of crusty bread so everyone can make their own sandwiches and then pass out the packets!