Taco-bout Delicious Tin-Foil Dinner

We love our tin-foil dinners around here. Every summer involves many nights around a campfire, or on a hike with our backpacks... and with that, it can be a little tricky sometimes to find a healthy dinner to pack on-the-go. Well, not anymore!! This is a fun and different way to make a tin-foil dinner that will knock your socks off, and keep your stomach happy too!

Introducing, our Mexican-style "Taco-bout Delicious Tin Foil Dinner!"


1 lb. grass-fed or >90% lean ground beef

1/2 onion, diced

2-3 cloves garlic, minced

1/3 - 1/2 c. fresh salsa

Plain Greek yogurt or lite sour cream

1/2 can black beans

1/2 pint grape tomatoes, quartered

2.25 oz. can sliced olives

1/2 can baby corn, cut into small pieces

grated cheese of choice

lettuce, cut into thin strips


1 avocado

wheat tortillas *optional


1. Brown the ground beef with onions and garlic. If you are planning on throwing it in the fire, the ground beef doesn't have to be cooked all the way through, but it's helpful to brown most of it so it warms up quickly and it's ready to eat... I always brown mine all the way through.)

2. In microwave-safe small bowl, combine salsa, Greek yogurt/sour cream, black beans, tomatoes, olives, and corn. If you are planning on heating your dinners over a fire, combine with ground beef at this point without heating. If you are taking these on-the-go and not going to be heating them up with a fire, microwave until warm and then combine with ground beef.

3. Spread mixture onto thick tin foil and seal edges to make sure no liquids are going to run out.

4. Place over hot coals, on the grill (medium-high heat for 15 minutes), in the oven (350 degrees for 15 minutes), or on your hike while still warm. Eat straight from your tin-foil and top with lettuce, cilantro, avocado, and cheese.

Enjoy!! You just took camping to another level.