Hamburger Packets

Makes 4 servings; 1 packet each serving

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  • 3 small red potatoes
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 bell pepper
  • ½ onion
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • Vegetable oil cooking spray
  • 2 Tablespoons dry onion soup mix, divided



  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Wash your hands well with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
  3. Wash and cut potatoes into thin slices, about ¼-inch thick.
  4. Wash, peel, and cut carrots into thin coins, about ¼-inch thick.
  5. Wash and cut the bell pepper into medium pieces.
  6. Peel and cut ½ onion into thin slices.
  7. Make 4 beef patties and place on a plate.
  8. Wash your hands well with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  9. Prepare 4 aluminum foil sheets, about 12” x 18”, and spray with vegetable oil. Divide vegetables evenly among foil sheets so that potatoes are on the bottom, then carrots, then peppers and onions. Top each with a beef patty.
  10. Top ingredients on each foil sheet with 1½ teaspoons of dry onion soup mix and spray with vegetable oil. Fold foil to make packets, seal, and place on a baking pan. Place baking pan in the oven and cook for 45 minutes or until beef reaches internal temperature of 165°F and potatoes and carrots are fork tender.

This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – SNAP. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.