Delicious and Easy Tin Foil Stew Recipe

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Delicious and Easy Tin Foil Stew Recipe
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
60 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on November 15, 2023

Tin Foil Stew is a classic American dish that combines tender chunks of meat, fresh vegetables, and flavorful seasonings. This recipe is perfect for camping or grilling, as it is cooked in individual foil packets, ensuring juicy and perfectly cooked ingredients every time. The stew is easy to prepare and packed with delicious flavors. It is a comforting and satisfying meal that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Get ready for a mouthwatering experience with this Tin Foil Stew recipe!


  • 2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 4 large potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 4 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 pieces of aluminum foil, approximately 12x12 inches


  1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat or preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a large bowl, combine the beef stew meat, potatoes, carrots, onion, garlic, frozen peas, frozen corn, Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, olive oil, dried thyme, dried rosemary, salt, and black pepper. Mix well to ensure all the ingredients are evenly coated.
  3. Divide the mixture equally among the four pieces of aluminum foil, placing it in the center of each foil piece.
  4. Fold the foil over the mixture, creating a seal. Roll and crimp the edges tightly to prevent any leaks.
  5. Place the foil packets on the preheated grill or on a baking sheet if using the oven. Cook for 45-50 minutes, or until the meat is cooked through and the vegetables are tender.
  6. Carefully remove the foil packets from the grill or oven. Allow them to cool for a few minutes before opening them.
  7. Serve the Tin Foil Stew directly in the foil packets or transfer it to serving bowls. Enjoy!

Interesting Facts

  • Tin Foil Stew is also known as Hobo Stew, Campfire Stew, or Packet Stew.
  • This recipe can be easily customized by adding your favorite vegetables and seasonings.
  • You can prepare the foil packets in advance and store them in the refrigerator until ready to cook.
  • Tin Foil Stew is a popular choice for outdoor gatherings, camping trips, and backyard cookouts.