Campfire Dinner Meatloaf Foil Packets

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These Campfire Meatloaf Foil Packets are great for camping, glamping or for an easy weeknight dinner made with turkey meatloaf, BBQ sauce and succotash.

These Campfire Meatloaf Foil Packets are great for camping, glamping or for an easy weeknight dinner made with turkey meatloaf, BBQ sauce and succotash.

I used to go camping all the time when Karina was little. On one camp out, Tommy made us meatloaf in foil he learned when he was a young boy. I took that idea and added a healthier spin, using a variation of my turkey meatloaf and adding vegetables to make it a campfire meal.

When you want easy grilling, foil packet meals are perfect for weeknight dinners with easy clean-up! My preferred foil for grilling is Reynolds Wrap Heavy-Duty Aluminum Foil which is a heavier gauge foil than standard Reynolds Wrap, which is perfect since you don’t have to worry about breaking or tearing, even with heavier foods and it protects food over direct heat.

Summer Succotash

Succotash is great in the summer, the key ingredients are corn and lima beans. You may not know this about me, but I am not a fan of lima beans so I always use edamame in their place. Red bell peppers and shallots add color and flavor, feel free to swap in vegetables you like.

How To Make Foil Packets

  • Tear off a 16” sheet of foil.
  • Center the food on the foil sheet.
  • Bring up the long sides of the foil, so the ends meet over the food.
  • Double fold the ends, leaving room for heat to circulate inside.
  • Double fold the two short ends to seal the packet.
  • Grill covered directly on the flame according to directions for 10 minutes, then move to indirect heat for the remainder.
  • If cooking this over a campfire, you may have to adjust the cook time and move the foil packets around to prevent the bottom from burning.
  • To bake in the oven, preheat oven to 425F and cook 25 to 30 minutes.

Variations and Tips

  • To make this super easy, you can swap the succotash with frozen or canned mixed vegetables.
  • If you’re not a BBQ sauce fan, swap it for ketchup.
  • If you use 99% turkey or chicken here, the Weight Watchers Smart Points will be 4 SP per serving.
  • For convenience, when I go camping I make and prep as much food as I can at home. You can prep the meatloaf ahead, leaving the BBQ sauce off, and assemble them when you arrive.

Easy foil packet meatloaf dinner.

These Campfire Meatloaf Foil Packets are great for camping, glamping or for an easy weeknight dinner. Each packet has individual turkey meatloaves slathered with BBQ sauce cooked over summer succotash.

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These Campfire Meatloaf Foil Packets are great for camping, glamping or for an easy weeknight dinner. Each packet has individual turkey meatloaves slathered with BBQ sauce cooked over summer succotash.
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Campfire Dinner Meatloaf Foil Packets

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12
7
SP
397 Cals 30 Protein 35 Carbs 16.5 Fats
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 35 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
Yield: 4
COURSE: Dinner
CUISINE: American, BBQ
These Campfire Meatloaf Foil Packets are great for camping, glamping or for an easy weeknight dinner made with turkey meatloaf, BBQ sauce and succotash.

Ingredients

For the Vegetables:

  • 2 cups fresh corn kernels, from 2 medium ears
  • 1 small red bell pepper, diced (3/4 cup)
  • 3/4 cup frozen shelled edamame, thawed (or lima beans)
  • 1 large shallot, diced (1/4 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • fresh black pepper, to taste

Turkey Meatloaf:

  • 1 pound 93% ground turkey
  • 1/3 cup quick cooking oatmeal*
  • 6 tablespoons Kansas City Style BBQ Sauce, divided, plus more optional for serving
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  • Preheat the grill to high heat, covered. Place 4 large (10 x 18-inch pieces of heavy-duty aluminum foil on a flat surface.
  • Place the vegetables in a medium bowl and mix well with olive oil, 3/4 teaspoon salt and black pepper, divide between 4 pieces of foil and place in the center of each.
  • In a medium bowl combine ground turkey, oatmeal, 3 tablespoons bbq sauce, onion, egg, 3/4 teaspoon salt and marjoram, mix well. Divide mixture into 4 equal portions. Shape each portion into a 4 x 2½ –inch free-form loaf. Transfer to the foil over the veggies. Brush the remaining 3 tablespoon BBQ sauce over the top of the loaves.
  • Bring up the long sides of the foil, so the ends meet over the food. Double fold the ends, leaving room for heat to circulate inside. Double fold the two short ends to seal the packet tight, so no steam escapes.
  • Grill covered on direct heat over the flames for 10 minutes. Move to indirect heat (away from the open flame until the meatloaf is cooked through in the center, about 20 to 25 minutes. Use gloves or tongs to remove and carefully open. Serve with more (optional) bbq sauce on top, if desired.

Oven Directions

  • To bake in the oven, preheat oven to 425F and cook about 25 to 30 minutes.

Notes

*Check labels for gluten-free.

Nutrition

Serving: 1packet, Calories: 397kcal, Carbohydrates: 35g, Protein: 30g, Fat: 16.5g, Saturated Fat: 3.5g, Cholesterol: 130mg, Sodium: 724mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 15g
Blue Smart Points: 8
Green Smart Points: 12
Purple Smart Points: 7
Points +: 10
Keywords: BBQ meatloaf, campfire cooking, campfire cooking meatloaf, campfire grill, campfire meals, campfire meatloaf

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Reynolds. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Skinnytaste possible. All thoughts are my own.

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44 comments

  1. Wonderful recipe! Very colorful and tasty! The only thing I changed was the BBQ, didn’t have any so I used hoisen sauce! Will be making this again! Thanks for all your fantastic recipes!

  2. I’ve made this a couple of times using the lima beans and we both enjoyed it. The second time I made this, I upped the veggies and added cubes of zucchini . Making the succotash as a side today for the easy turkey meatloaf.

  3. Really easy and super tasty!! The meat was moist and added a little extra BBQ sauce and this was awesome. Used Lima beans for the succotash and everything was perfectly cooked. Husband loved this too, this will definitely be going into the rotation! Thanks for another awesome recipe!! 

  4. I baked the foil packets in the oven and it was absolutely delicious!!! I made it exactly as written and I wouldn’t change a thing! Thank you, Gina, for another amazing recipe!

  5. These were just ok, I think the meatloaf would benefit with more seasoning and maybe a green pepper.

  6. This recipe was amazing!!

  7. If using frozen corn, do I cook it first or will it cook fine from frozen on the grill?

  8. As a WW newbie, I love your meal plans and have many recipes on regular rotation for my family.
    But just a question, when I enter the nutritional info in the WW app, it comes up as 12 points. Have I done something wrong that there is a 4 point difference? 

    • Hi Cindy. The only accurate way to determine any recipe’s SmartPoints® value is to plug the ingredients into the recipe builder on the Weight Watchers website (Click on “My Foods,” select “Recipe,” and click “Create a recipe.”) which does not count fruits and vegetables in recipes in the calculations as they are now 0 points.

      The SmartPoints® calculator isn’t meant for recipes and will often give you the wrong points (usually higher) because it’s counting the fruits and vegetables. So if you see a recipe with a SmartPoints® value that’s different from what the calculator tells you, now you know why.

  9. Made this last night for dinner. It was excellent! My DH, who absolutely detests meatloaf, actually said it was delicious! Easy to make and the meatloaf itself was moist and very tasty. Even I was surprised how tasty it was. Will absolutely make this again.

  10. I don’t have ground turkey, could ground beef be swapped or would that have to much grease for the vegetables??

  11. I accidentally bought roasted and salted edamame. Do you think that will still work?

  12. Made these on our gas grill last weekend. So easy, so delicious. Thank you!

  13. I made this last week in the oven and am making it again today. It was easy, yummy, and my kids loved it.

  14. Sounds so good! Is there anything i could use in place of the marjoram?

  15. I just fixed these packets tonight in the oven. They were exceptionally delicious! I do have a question regarding freestyle points. I swapped G Hughes Sugar Free Barbeque Sauce/Hickory for the Kansas City Style BBQ Sauce. Would there be some points difference? I love your recipes and the directions are “right on.” Thanks!

  16. I followed the recipe and the succotash burned. Meatloaf was fine. I used a gas grill and moved the packets to indirect heat after 10 min as instructed. Was I supposed to reduce the heat?

  17. In the copy above the recipe, you state the in the oven it will take 10-12 minutes, but in the actual printable directions it says, 
    OVEN DIRECTIONS
    To bake in the oven, preheat oven to 425F and cook about 25 to 30 minutes.

    I’m guessing that the longer time is correct? Thanks for the recipeI I can’t wait to try it!

  18. I remember making foil packet food when I was a child! This brings back memories!

  19. Love this idea! Trying it tonight! I’m wondering about the cooking time in the oven. In the blog post part it says to bake at 425 for 10-12 min and in the recipe section at the bottom it says to bake at 425 for 25-30 mins. I’m guessing it’s the latter, but could you clarify? Thanks!

  20. Can you use lean ground beef? How much? How many points?

  21. Could you use almond meal instead of the oatmeal? I follow a Paleo lifestyle and oats aren’t part of my food plan!

  22. WOW Gina, another tasty recipe. I recommend skinny taste all the time. Do you think I could use parchment paper as a liner for the aluminum foil? I plan to use my oven since I don’t have a grill.

  23. I will be making this tonight
    It looks amazing

  24. They  sound really good but my dr said not to ever cook food in aluminum foil because the aluminum leaches into the food. ☹️

  25. This sounds like another great tasting recipe. I’ll be making some to take camping this summer.
    I notice that the number of servings or Freestyle points don’t follow into the printed format.

  26. Yum! Definitely going to be making this this summer!

  27. Hi Gina,

    How many freestyle points will this recipe be if I were to use 98% chicken burger?

  28. Love the camping recipe. We have a girl scout and this is a great idea . Best thing is that it’s easy enough for the girls to make all by themselves. Please Please give me more ideas that is kid friendly. LOVE

  29. Hi Gina, you state to brush the three remaining tbsp of BBQ on the meatloaf but I didn’t see mention of where the rest of it went, unless it’s supposed to be the ketchup you mentioned in the mixing? Help!

  30. I’m a single person and I used to be able to eat a meatloaf in 2 days. Could I freeze these packets as a meal prep? What do you think? (out of sight, out of mind)