Tin Foil Dinner
Posted By
Rachel Teodoro
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Materials Needed: 
  • electrolight fire starter
  • aluminum foil
  • corn on the cob
  • sausage
  • potatoes
  • charcoal or logs

Project Instructions


Our family spends a lot of time outside in the summer.  We live in a beautiful area of the Pacific Northwest and like to enjoy it when it's not raining, as much as we can!  I haven't cooked a meal in a foil packet since I was at summer camp three decades ago, but I wanted to give it a try on our outdoor charcoal grill and the meal was perfection! The kids all loved it and it was easy. Definitely one we are adding to our weeknight rotation. Plus, meal clean up was a breeze! We just threw away the foil, no dish washing required! Nothing says summer like food made over the fire and I have the perfect recipe for a summer meal. 

Step 1

I can't get over how fast and easy it is to light charcoal in our BBQ with the ElectroLight fire starter.  You can get your charcoal BBQ, wood burning fireplace or fire pit lit in as little as 2-3 minutes!

Step 2

Start by stacking the charcoal bricks in a big pile. There is no need to use lighter fluid or other chemicals to start your fire, all you need is the ElectroLight. It heats up to 1300 degrees and then fans the flames with a built-in blower.

Step 3

While it's heating, I put together my foil packet. I used a few pieces of foil and added cut up sausage (pre-cooked), potatoes (diced), and corn on the cob shucked. I added a few pads of butter and some garlic seasoning salt, but that's optional. I sealed my foil packet at the top by pinching it together and the placed it on the BBQ over the warm charcoal.

Step 4

The meat was pre-cooked, which I would suggest if you are a first timer. Using uncooked meat seems like next level outdoor chef skills if you ask me! I left my foil packet on the BBQ for about 20 minutes and then used a fork to test if the potatoes were done. Once the fork went in easily, I knew my meal was ready.

Step 5

This meal was a real crowd pleaser! It fed our family of five and we had leftovers the next day. My youngest son said they were the best potatoes he's ever had! We will definitely be making this foil meal again! 

Tin foil dinner recipe idea

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