Campfire Dinner Meatloaf Foil Packets
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. If you want more foil packet ideas, try this 5-ingredient BBQ Chicken Foil Packet, Foil Packet Sausage and Peppers or these Foil Packet Lemon Potatoes!
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.
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.
More Foil Packet Recipes
- Grilled Clams in Foil
- Shrimp Scampi Foil Packets
- Cajun Shrimp in Foil
- Easy Grilled Fish Foil Packets
- Sausage Butternut and Brussels in Foil
Campfire Dinner Meatloaf Foil Packets
For the Vegetables:
- 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.
- To bake in the oven, preheat oven to 425F and cook about 25 to 30 minutes.
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