Cheesy Beef & Fries Tin Foil Dinner

Are you heading out camping this Fourth of July? Then try these cheesy beef tin foil dinners.

Growing up, my idea of camping was a hotel. Vacation means not having to worry about luggage, having someone else make my breakfast for me in the morning and coming home after a long day to find my bed made and warm towels waiting for me. Coming home means only having to unpack my suitcase.

tin foil dinner

After having kids though, I realized that they want (and LOVE) to camp. So I’ve consented to 24 hours of camping each summer. I’ve kept my promise. I also promise the kids that we will learn to make some really good campfire food. To keep it good, I used Cabot Reduced Fat Cheese, Alexia Waffle fries, and lean ground beef.

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Cheesy Beef & Fries Tin Foil Dinner

Yield: 4 servings

A delicious tin foil dinner filled with cheesy beef, waffle fries and green chiles.


  • 1 package frozen french fries (we used Alexia frozen waffle fries)
  • 1 pound lean ground beef or bison
  • 1/2 cup (or one small can) diced green chiles
  • 1 cup reduced fat cheddar cheese


  1. Place meat or bison in a frying pan. Set heat to medium and cook meat until browned. Remove from heat.
  2. Divide the fries evenly among four pieces of aluminum foil that have been lightly greased. Top with ground beef, chiles and cheese.
  3. Place a piece of lightly greased tin foil over the top of the beef and fries. Seal the edges tightly.
  4. Place the packets in the campfire or on top of hot coals for approximately 10-15 minutes. Check the packets every five minutes to see if they are done.
  5. Remove from heat, open packets and eat.

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  1. Yum, this looks so good. I love finding new tin foil dinners!

  2. This looks awesome!!! We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
    Live every Wednesday to Sunday.
    Hosted by: Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off Dana @ This Silly Girl’s Life
    We hope to see you there!

  3. This looks good! We have a little camp out coming up this weekend, might try this 🙂

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