Easy and tasty, these were a fall and winter staple as I was growing up, and now in my own kitchen! This is a great use of those leftover frozen hamburgers that are sitting in my your freezer from Labor Day weekend.
- frozen hamburger patties (1 per packet)
- potatoes, washed, peeled, and sliced (1 per packet)
- carrots, peeled and julienned (1 per packet)
- onion, peeled and sliced (1 small for 3 packets)
- salt and pepper to taste
I measured out a sheet of foil for each packet, about 16 inches long and laid them on the counter within C’s reaching distance. He took a frozen hamburger and placed it in the middle of each packet after we talked about how many we’d need. (Three hamburgers for three people.) The onions were already sliced, but C loved separating them into individual rings. We then placed them on the hamburgers and salted and peppered according to taste (which is a little salt and a lot of pepper for all three of us). Potatoes on top of onions, carrots on top and around the rest. Kiddos are good at building and piling. This was an easy one!
I folded in the right and left sides to the middle and folded them down, then rolled the tops and bottoms, making packets. B’s was a little too small, leaving a teeny hole, and the juice leaked out and burned on the bottom of the oven. Make sure your foil is big enough! C told me whose packet was whose, and I used a Sharpie to write on names.
Bake at 350 for at least 45 minutes, depending on how fat or thin you sliced your potatoes and carrots. Be super careful opening the packets, as the steam releases quickly. Either dump contents out onto plates (like B does) or fold foil back and place entire packet on a plate (like I do). Serve with A1, ketchup, or a dipping sauce of your choice.