Shepherd's Pie Tinfoil Dinner
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An easy tinfoil dinner recipe that is perfect for camping or a quick meal at home.
Recipe type: Shepherd's Pie Tinfoil Dinner
Serves: 5 servings
  • 16 oz bag of frozen mixed vegetables
  • 16 oz shredded frozen hash browns
  • 10.5 oz can cream of mushroom soup (you can use a "cream of" substitute if you prefer)
  • 1 lb of ground beef
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • chopped green onions (if desired)
  • tinfoil
  1. Thaw the hash browns so you aren't trying to mix in huge chunks of potatoes. Break up the frozen veggies in the package so they aren't in large chunks either.
  2. While the hash browns and veggies are thawing, cook up the ground beef in a frying pan on the stove. Medium heat until evenly browned, Add seasonings to taste and desire.
  3. Combine the hash browns, the frozen veggies, browned ground beef and the cream of mushroom soup in a large bowl and stir until evenly mixed.
  4. Put a single serving amount of veggie-potato-beef mix in the center of a square of tinfoil. How much you put in there will depend on how much you want to eat. I average about a cup to a cup and a half in each tinfoil square. Mr Napping likes closer to 2 cups in his.
  5. Wrap each tinfoil square up tightly and put it on coals or in the oven. Cook on coals for about 30 mins or in the oven for 20-30 minutes.
  6. Unwrap the foil packet and transfer contents to a plate, if desired.
  7. Sprinkle with cheese and green onions, and serve.
  8. It will be HOT! Be CAREFUL!
To cook in a crock pot, prepare the packets as directed and then put in the crock pot on low for 4-6 hours. Make dinner even easier!
Recipe by While He Was Napping at