What is a Burger Bundle?
How to make a Burger Bundle?
One of our favorite family meals are Burger Bundles. We grill them on the Gas Grill or you can use a Charcoal Grill if you desire. I would recommend using the Gas Grill, because it is quicker and you would not get any charcoal flavor anyway.
To make a Burger Bundle, you start with three layers of aluminum foil approximately 18″ long. The reason for the extra layers is you don’t want to take the chance of a hole being poked in the bottom which will cause a flare up and also keep the ingredients from burning on the bottom.
The ingredients can vary from each family members tastes. You start with a 1/4-1/2 lb of ground hamburger pressed into a patty. Place the hamburger in the center of the foil. Now you can layer sliced potatoes (not peeled), sliced carrots, sliced onions, sliced green peppers, sliced mushrooms or any other favorite raw vegetable. Sprinkle in your favorite seasonings, we like Montreal Steak seasoning, garlic salt, pepper & Jane’s mixed up salt. For the moisture, slice up a 1/2 stick of butter and place on top. The butter will melt down through the ingredients.
Now its almost time to start grilling. Start the grill and let it preheat to 200-300 degrees. Fold up your foil in a bowl like shape on the bottom to keep any juices from escaping out the sides and overlapping on the top to seal together. In our family, each person makes their own bundle with the ingredients that they want. For example, my youngest daughter only likes hamburger, potatoes and onions. I personally throw everything in. We take a permanent marker and write our initials on each bundle, so you don’t have to search for your bundle when it is time to eat. Place each bundle on the grill and cook for approximately 20-30 minutes on low to medium heat. You can test them by opening one of the bundles and poking the vegetables with a knife to see if they are tender. Be careful when opening, don’t burn yourself on the steam and also don’t poke a hole in the foil. When the vegetables are tender, your bundle is ready to eat.
When the Burger Bundles are cooked, remove from the grill and place on each family members plate. You can now add shredded cheese or my favorite would be Famous Daves devils spit BBQ sauce. You can eat your bundle out of the foil or you can pour it on a plate, but be careful not to burn yourself.
We grill our Burger Bundles at home on the backyard gas grill. When camping or tailgating, we use my gas grill attached to my truck hitch.