Grilled Meat Loaf Meal Packets
Dinner's in an easy-to-assemble packet! Grill meat, potatoes and carrots
for a satisfying meal.
Make these packets up to 24 hours in advance. Pop them on the grill when you
are ready to eat.
Although these hearty packets can be a complete meal, a crisp mixed-greens salad
would be a nice addition.
- 1 1/2 pounds lean (at least 80%) ground beef
- 1 (1 ounce) package onion recipe and dip soup mix (from 2-ounce box)
- 1 egg
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1/2 cup Progresso plain bread crumbs
- 1/3 cup ketchup
- 1 bag (1 pound 4 ounces) refrigerated new potato wedges*
- 3 cups ready-to-eat baby-cut carrots
- Fresh parsley, if desired
* Fresh new potatoes, cut into wedges, can be used instead of the refrigerated
potatoes. Because the refrigerated potatoes are partially cooked, microwave the
fresh ones for 4 to 6 minutes before adding them to the packets.
- Heat gas or charcoal grill. Cut 6 (18 x 10-inch) sheets of heavy-duty foil;
spray with cooking spray.
- In medium bowl, mix beef, dry soup mix, egg, milk and bread crumbs.
- Shape into 6 loaves, 4 x 2 1/2 x 1 inch.
- Place 1 loaf on each foil sheet; top each with about 1 tablespoon of the
- Place about 1/2 cup potatoes and 1/2 cup carrots around each loaf.
- Bring up 2 sides of foil so edges meet. Seal edges, making tight 1/2-inch
fold; fold again, allowing space for heat circulation and expansion. Fold other sides to seal.
- Place packets on grill. Cover grill; cook over medium heat 25 to 30 minutes,
rotating packets 1/2 turn after 15 minutes, until vegetables are tender and
meat thermometer inserted in center of loaves reads 160 degrees F.
- To serve, cut large X across top of each packet; carefully fold back foil
to allow steam to escape. Garnish with parsley.
Yield: 6 servings
Nutrition Information: 1 Serving: Calories 370 (Calories from Fat 130); Total
Fat 15g (Saturated Fat 6g, Trans Fat 1g); Cholesterol 110mg; Sodium 850mg; Total
Carbohydrate 32g (Dietary Fiber 5g, Sugars 12g); Protein 27g
Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 150%; Vitamin C 8%; Calcium 10%; Iron 40%
Exchanges: 1 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Vegetable; 3 Medium-Fat Meat
Carbohydrate Choices: 2
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Recipe and photo used with permission from: Betty Crocker
Disclaimer: For health reasons, we do not encourage cooking in aluminum foil. We suggest either parchment baking paper or, if grilling, natural cedar wraps.