Pocket Dinners: A Simple Grilling Recipe

I don’t know about where you are at, but we have had some beautiful weather here. I am talking 70’s, sunny, slight breeze…perfect! When the weather is this nice, it only makes sense to grill out. There are so many meals you can prepare on a grill other than hot dogs, brats, and burgers. One of my favorites is Pocket Dinners.

If you haven’t heard of them before it is one of the easiest and tastiest grilling option in my opinion.

Pocket Dinners

Here is what you need to make Pocket Dinners:

  • Hamburger
  • Cooking Spray
  • Extra Heavy Tin Foil
  • Butter
  • Ice
  • Vegetables (We use frozen corn and peas, potatoes, carrots, and onion.)
  • Lawrey’s Salt (Optional)

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Directions for Pocket Dinners:

1. Make your hamburger into patties.

*NOTE: You don’t want really lean hamburger. We use 80% because you need the fat from the meat to keep the burger from burning.

2. Rip about an 18in piece of tin foil and spray it with cooking spray. (Make sure it is well coated.)

3. Put your burger and a handful or so of each vegetable in the center, along with a tablespoon of butter and 2 ice cubes.

Pocket Dinners

4. Season with salt, pepper, and Lawrey salt.

5. Bring the long ends of the foil together and fold it down. Do the same with the other ends, so that all of the food is enclosed in the tin foil.

6. Throw the pocket dinners on the grill. Rotate them on the grill every 5 minutes for 20-25 minutes on medium-high.

7. After the veggies are tender and the meat is cooked through, dump them out on a plate and enjoy.

*NOTE: Usually 1 pocket serves one person.