Timber 2 Table - Campfire Venison Potroast Packets

An easy-to-make camp meal that everyone will love and the kids can help prepare.

Campfire Venison Potroast Packets

20 Min

Prep Time

45 Min

Cook Time





I first learned about this cooking method during Boy Scout camping trips back more years ago than I care to admit. Back then, we would use hamburger patties and top them mainly with onions. We called them Hobo Dinners.

Simple to make, delicious, and easy to clean up, these packets are a camp favorite.

This is another one of those camp recipes the kids love. They can put their own selection together and toss it in the coals. If they don't like some of the ingredients, they can just leave them out.


2 pounds venison roast, cut into bite-sized chunks

2 pounds of small potatoes, cut in half

1 pound of baby carrots

1 large onion, sliced

8 ounces mushrooms, sliced

1 stick of butter

Aluminum foil

Cooking Instructions

Tear off a piece of heavy-duty aluminum foil. Add five or six pieces of venison to the center of the foil. Top the meat with potatoes, onions, carrots and mushrooms. Season with salt, pepper and your favorite seasoning rub. Pour in a half cup of water or beer, top with a pat of butter, then fold the foil into a tight packet.

Add the venison, your favorite toppings, and a pat of butter. Season it up, pour in some liquid, seal it, then toss it in the coals.

Gently lay the packets in a low bed of coals. Let them cook for 45 minutes. The heat from the coals will turn the liquid into steam, cooking the ingredients and making them slow-cooked tender.

To serve, simply place the packet on a plate, carefully open it up (careful, the steam will be hot) and dig in.