They Got Us Through the Great Depression

That Got Us Through the Great Depression

Times were tough in the 1930s and people had to be creative with the few ingredients they could find and afford. These dishes show just how inventive our ancestors could be!

Quick and Easy Tin Foil Dinner




  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 potatoes, cubed
  • 1 cup mushrooms
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper
  • Worcestershire sauce

Quick and Easy Tin Foil Dinner

Easy Dinner Recipe

  1. Use a large square piece of aluminum foil for each tin foil dinner.

  2. Spray foil with nonstick cooking spray.  Separate ground beef into four equal patties and place in the center of each piece of foil.

  3. Divide potatoes, carrots, and onion evenly between all four dinners and place on top of meat.

  4. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, to taste.  Pour a few dashes of Worcestershire sauce on top of each dinner and fold foil up tightly around the entire meal.

  5. Bake at 350 F for 20-25 minutes, or until vegetables and meat are cooked through.  Open foil carefully and serve.



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