Meal in a Packet Recipe
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Meal in a Packet Recipe

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I came across this in my grandmother's recipe collection a few years back. It's easy to suit different people's tastes. --Jody Summersett, New Haven, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 8 medium carrots, julienned
  • 1 medium green pepper, julienned
  • 1 envelope onion gravy mix
  • 2 firm fresh tomatoes, halved

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 262 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 69mg cholesterol, 438mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 5g fiber), 24g protein.


  1. Shape beef into four patties. Place each on an ungreased 14-in. square of heavy-duty foil. Arrange carrots and green pepper around patties. Sprinkle with gravy mix. Place a tomato half, cut side down, on each patty. Fold foil around meat and vegetables; seal tightly. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until meat is no longer pink. Yield: 4 servings.
It's simple to take Meal in a Packet with you on a picnic. Assemble the packets and put them in a cooler. Grill over medium-high heat for about 1 hour or until meat is no longer pink.
Originally published as Meal in a Packet in Taste of Home Ground Beef Cookbook 1999, p172

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dverzic User ID: 762717 29117
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2012

"A little bland. I would suggest spicing up the meat a little to give it more flavor."

Trilby Yost User ID: 5195621 29115
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2010

"These packets are an all-time favorite for camping and cookouts. Sometimes I include very thinly sliced potatoes."

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