No camping or lake side trip would be complete without the classic Old Standby Campfire Dinner. With four standard ingredients normally packed anyway, you can whip this one up in a matter of minutes.


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  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 large potato
  • 2-3 carrots
  • 1 onion
  • Salt, pepper, garlic powder, butter to taste


  • Cut the potato into medallions and slice onions and carrots into long, thin strips.
  • Divide the ground beef into four portions and place on four pieces of tin foil. Top with potatoes, onions, carrots, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and butter.
  • Bring up the sides of the tin foil to create a packet.
  • Cook for 10 minutes on each side, until the meat is cooked to your desired level.

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Courtesy S. Ward – Mount Charleston, near Las Vegas