Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins
These pouch dinners are traditionally made with ground beef while camping, but this vegetable version is a big hit when added to the grill during a cookout. It's very easy and inexpensive to make a delicious and healthy side dish that will feed a large crowd. The fun part is that you can add a little more or less of any ingredient, or even substitute completely.
- 3 baking potatoes, peeled and chopped
- 5 -6 carrots, chopped
- 1 bunch asparagus, chopped into 1-inch pieces
- 1 (8 ounce) packageportabello mushrooms, chopped
- 1 onion, chopped
- 6 garlic cloves, diced
- 1 teaspoon basil
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- TIP: Chop the vegetables in sizes that relate to how quickly they cook. For example, chop the carrots smaller than the mushrooms.
- Poke holes in the potatoes with a fork. Wrap each potates individually in a paper towel and microwave them together for 4-5 minutes before peeling and chopping.
- Make 4 large aluminum foil pouches by folding the foil in half and then rolling the sides over at least 3 times. Add one fourth of each ingredient per pouch. Roll the top over to seal tightly.
- Place the pouches on a hot grill and carefully turn and rotate every 5-10 minutes until all of the vegetables are soft or about 25-30 minutes. Leave the pouches closed until you are ready to serve.
I made two versions of this tonight, with mushrooms and without. These delicious little packets were enjoyed by everyone. Thank you for posting. Made for My Three Chefs June 2012