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Campfire Meatballs 'n Spaghetti Sauce

Campfire Meatballs 'n Spaghetti SauceWhether they're sitting around a campfire, or at a dinner table, kids will look forward to this surprise supper.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 pound lean ground beef
1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
1 large egg
1/4 cup water
3/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 medium zucchini, cut lengthwise in half, sliced crosswise 1/2-inch thick
2 cups prepared spaghetti sauce
Shredded mozzarella or grated Parmesan cheese
Prepared garlic bread or garlic bread sticks, warmed for accompaniment

Cooking Directions:

  1. In medium bowl, combine ground beef, bread crumbs, egg, water, garlic salt and pepper, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Shape into 16 meatballs.
  2. Tear of four 18 x 12-inch long sheets of heavy duty aluminum foil. Place equal amounts of meatballs and zucchini in center of each; top each with 1/2 cup spaghetti sauce. Bring shorter edges of foil together over the center; fold down loosely to seal, allowing room for heat expansion and circulation. Fold in open ends to seal.
  3. Place packets on grid over medium ash-covered coals. Grill 20 to 25 minute or until meatball centers are no longer pink and zucchini is tender, turning packets once.
  4. To serve, carefully unfold ends and tops of packets; sprinkle cheese over meatballs. Serve with garlic bread.

Makes 4 servings.


  • To prepare indoors, preheat oven to 400°F (205°C). Place packets on baking sheet; bake 30 to 35 minutes.
  • Instead of making the meatballs, you can substitute with 16 ounces frozen, fully cooked meatballs.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of The Beef Checkoff.