Seasoned hamburger patties and vegetables wrapped in a foil pack and cooked in the oven (or over a campfire or grill) until done. This easy dinner recipe is a perfect low points way for Weight Watchers to enjoy ground beef patties and their favorite vegetables. I love that this hearty meal is perfectly portion controlled and makes for very easy clean up.
1teaspoongarlic pepper seasoning (I used Montreal steak seasoning)
2mediumpotatoes, peeled and thinly sliced into half moons
1mediumonion, peeled and thinly sliced into half moons
1mediumred bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 largecarrot, peeled and thinly sliced
½cupcherry tomatoes, sliced in half
salt & pepper to taste
Preheat your oven to 425°F (218°C).
In a large bowl combine ground beef with Worcestershire sauce, garlic pepper seasoning, onion powder and salt. Shape the meat mixture into 4 patties, about ¼ inch thick.
Cut four sheets of heavy-duty aluminum foil, each about 12x18 inches.
Divide the vegetables evenly among the four sheets of foil, placing them in the center.
Place a ground beef patty on top of the veggies.
Bring up 2 sides of foil so edges meet. Seal edges, making tight ½-inch fold. Fold again, allowing space for heat circulation and expansion. Fold other sides to seal. Place packets on large cookie sheet.
Place the foil packets on a baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, or until the beef is fully cooked and the vegetables are tender. (To check if the beef and vegetables are fully cooked, carefully open one of the foil packets and check the internal temperature of the beef with a meat thermometer. It should be at least 160°F (71°C). The vegetables should also be tender.)
Serve the foil packets directly on plates or carefully transfer the contents to plates. Be careful of the hot steam that will escape when opening the packets
Click here to see your WW Points for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site.7*PointsPlus (Old plan)Seasoning Options: If you don’t have garlic pepper, use 1 teaspoon seasoned salt or ¾ teaspoon salt plus ¼ teaspoon garlic powder. Paprika, thyme, rosemary, Italian seasoning, or any other herbs or spices would also work. Some folks like to place a dollop of cream of mushroom soup on top of their uncooked hamburgers before cooking it to insure juicy burgers and create a gravy / sauce. A little barbecue sauce would another tasty option.Meat Options: lean ground beef, ground turkey, ground chicken, sausage, chicken breast, fish fillets, pork chopsVegetable Options: You can customize the vegetables based on your preferences or what you have on hand. Just be sure they are cut into small enough pieces that they will cook in the time the protein is done. Potatoes, sweet potatoes, zucchini, onions, peppers, carrots, mushrooms, broccoli, cauliflower green beans, snap peas, pieces of corn on the cob would all be good.No Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil? Use a double layer of regular aluminum foil. I've also had good success cooking foil pack meals in foil pan covered tightly with foil.When shaping the ground beef patties, make sure they are evenly sized and not too thick. This will help ensure that they cook evenly and thoroughly.To check if the beef and vegetables are fully cooked, carefully open one of the foil packets and check the internal temperature of the beef with a meat thermometer. It should be at least 160°F (71°C). The vegetables should also be tender.Serve the foil packets directly on plates or carefully transfer them to serving dishes, being cautious of the hot steam that will escape when opening the packets.
Hamburger Vegetable Foil Packets
Amount Per Serving (1 foil packet dinner)
Calories 277Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.