Individual Hamburger Dinner Packets

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

Source: Canadian Living Everyday Cookbook Special. This dinner is so easy to prepare that the kids can make it. It's perfect for those days when everyone need to eat dinner at a different time. It's also a favourite of Dh's

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Shape beef into 4 flat patties and place each in the centre of a piece of foil.
  2. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and garlic powder, if using.
  3. Peel onion, cut into 4 thick slices and place on top of each patty.
  4. Cut potato into 1/4 inch thick slices and place on top of onion.
  5. Spread with ketchup or sauce.
  6. Peel carrots and cut into strips.
  7. Place on top of potato slices.
  8. Sprinkle with a bit more salt and pepper.
  9. Dot with butter.
  10. Bring sides of foil up over meat and vegetables and enclose in packets.
  11. Place on baking sheet and bake for 60 to 75 minutes in 375F oven.
Most Helpful

This is very similar to something my Dad made every summer using the outdoor grill and I posted on the site. I made eight packets, forming eight mini-burgers, adding fresh garlic and a smidge of Salish smoked salt to the meat. I like the addition of ketchup. Each meat/veg packet got a squirt of ketchup-about 3/4 tablespoon. All the vegetables used were either from our CSA box or the farmer's market and included fresh green beans, a little bit of fresh corn, purple potatoes and celery. Local free-range meat, Oregon-made butter. Fun to switch vegetables around depending on what you have on hand and need to use up soon. Next time I'll try the BBQ sauce option. Required the longer cooking time for the potatoes to cook. Served with a simple tossed salad with seasonal ingredients. Thanks for posting!

COOKGIRl August 24, 2011

This was really good! I wanted to use barbeque sauce but when I started to prepare the meal realized I was out so I subbed a creamy balsamic dressing. On taste alone I would probably give it 4 stars but the ease of preperation definitely bumps it up to a solid 5 :) I will most definitely be making this again and again, thank you so much for posting!

KLBoyle May 18, 2011

For years I have loved the version of these that are cooked over a BBQ grill. This was the first time that I made this entree' in the oven. Sorry, I didn't take a photo! I was too hungry and it smelled too good to wait. DH and I both devoured them and they were loved by both of us. I forgot to put the ketchup inside before baking. It really didn't need it. I did try eating some with ketchup along side and decided I really liked it without the ketchup the best. I used fresh garlic instead of garlic powder since I prefer it. I probably put more salt and pepper due to preference. It was moist, very tasty, done to perfection. I baked it in my counter-top oven for 70 minutes. I will definitely make these again. Made for PAC Spring 2013.

CarrolJ March 20, 2013