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Foil Dinner

Foil Dinners are simple to make and can produce a good meal with little effort. Below are the materials needed and the instructions to make delicious Foil Dinners.


  • Aluminum Foil - at least 12" wide
  • Fire Making Materials:
    • Wood or Charcoal
    • Matches
    • Kindling
  • Shovel or Wire Hook
  • Food - For example:
    • Potatoes
    • Carrots
    • Squash
    • Onions
    • Hamburger
    • Hot Dog
    • Chicken
    • Cabbage
    • Ketchup
    • BBQ Sauce
    • Seasonings


  • Build a fire out of wood or charcoal
  • Lay out a sheet of foil - Double this for extra strength.
  • If you have cabbage, lay it on the foil to form an outer wall that will protect the rest of the food from burning
  • Peel vegetables and put on the foil (or cabbage) 
  • Put meat in with the vegetables
  • Sprinkle seasonings as desired
  • Squirt ketchup or BBQ sauce on meat as desired
  • Pull the foil up and put the edges together
  • Fold at least three creases giving it a tight seam on the top.
  • At this point you should have the food sealed inside the foil with long edges of foil pointing out each side
  • Pull those two long edges of foil together to form a loop and squeeze and twist the foil to help it stay together. This will make a handle to lift the Foil Dinner in and out of the fire. If you want to strengthen the handle, put a hot dog inside
  • If you have a loop, use a hook to lift it into the fire. If you do not have a loop, use a shovel. Be careful to not puncture the foil.
  • Set the Foil Dinner right in the fire on some nice coals
  • Cook for 20 minutes and then check the food. The length of time to cook will depend on the fire and the type of food.
  • If it looks like the food on the bottom is cooking much faster than the food on top, turn the Foil Dinner over when you put it back in the fire.
  • Cook until done and then remove from the fire
  • Use care when opening the foil as steam will escape
  • Enjoy!



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