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Texas Bob's Mexican Meat Loaf Foil Dinner

Watch Clara cook a foil campfire Dinner.

Pace Picante
Pace Picante


Heavy-duty aluminum foil
4 (18x12 sheets)
Extra lean ground beef
1 pound
Medium onion
Medium potatoes pealed and cut length ways
Pace Picante sauce, (divided)
½ cup
Pickled jalapeños (chopped up)
¼ cup
Finely crushed tortilla chips
½ cup
shredded Cheddar cheese (optional)
McCormick Original Taco Seasoning (divided)
1 package


Preheat oven to 450° F. Spray foil with nonstick cooking spray. Combine ¼ cup Pace Picante sauce, tortilla chips, chopped onion, and ½ package McCormick Original Taco Seasoning add ground beef

Shape mixture into four meat loaves. Place each one on a sheet of aluminum foil. Toss in the potatoes with the rest of the package of taco seasoning and chopped jalapeños. Pour the remaining ¼ cup of Picante sauce on the meatloaf.

Bring up foil sides. Double fold top and ends to seal the packet leave room for heat to circulate inside. Repeat to make four packets.

  • Bake 30 to 35 minutes on a cookie sheet in oven or
  • Grill for 18 to 22 minutes or:
  • Throw the packets in a campfire full of good coals for 12 to 18 minutes.

When serving sprinkle cheese on top.


  • If you live where you can't get Pace Picante Sauce, I'm very sorry. This would be a good time to try and make your own from scratch. Click here to try Texas Bob's Picante Sauce recipe.
  • If you live where you can't get McCormick Original Taco Seasoning, where do you live? You can substitute by making your own.
    • 1 tbl chili powder
    • 1 tsp garlic salt
    • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • Don't add salt. These ingredients have enough by themselves.