My mom made this meal quite often when I was a kid. I remember smelling it cooking while outside playing with the neighborhood kids; praying that yummy smell was coming from our house! Mom would typically serve this meal with some sort of vegetable, so I decided to add some carrots directly to the foil boats instead of using a separate pan for vegetables. One of my favorite things about this dish is the quick and easy clean up. The only dishes that need to be used to make this deliciously simple meal is the pan the “boats” bake in, silverware, and some plates.
Now that I’m a mom, I understand why my mom made this meal so often. Not only is it super easy to make, but it is also very budget friendly. Depending on the price you pay for ground beef, you could probably make this entire meal (serves 4) for under $10!
Each little foil boat is an individual meal. To serve, I simply dump the contents of the foil boats onto a plate. I like to serve these with ketchup or BBQ sauce. It’s also nice that these can be slightly personalized. My husband doesn’t like carrots, and my son and I don’t like onions. So, when I make these, I like to personalize each one.
(Here’s what they should look like before folding them into “boats” and baking.)
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|Prep Time||15 minutes|
|Cook Time||1 1/2 hours|
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 Large potato (or 2 medium sized potatoes) (Rinsed & peeled)
- 1 Large onion
- 1 bag carrot coins ( 3-4 per "boat" you will have extras)
- salt & pepper ( To taste. We like a lot!)
- season salt ( To taste. We like a lot!)
- 4 sheets Foil (Each sheet should be about 16 inches long)
- Form ground beef into 4 even patties. Place each patty in the middle of a piece of foil. Season all patties with salt, pepper, and season salt. Add 3-4 thick slices of potato to each piece of foil on top of the patty, then season again with salt, pepper, and season salt. Next, add a few thick slices of onions and a few carrot coins to each piece of foil containing the patty and potatoes. Make “boats” by folding in the sides and then folding down the top of each piece of foil. You should now have 4 individual “boats” made out of foil. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 to 1 ½ hours. Carefully open packs to avoid getting burned by steam. Serve with ketchup or BBQ sauce.