Tuesday Treats and Titles: Meatball and TATER TOTS® Packets

It’s still hot outside and Labor Day is coming up. This quick, one-and-done meal cooked on the grill is perfect for the weather and the holiday. Plus all the major food groups are covered! What more could you want?

Total Time: 40 Min.
Prep Time: 25 Min.
Cook Time: 15 Min.
10 servings

Enjoy TATER TOTS® in a new way with these Meatball and TATER TOTS® Packets. Foil-pack cooking makes all-in-one meal preparation a breeze! Fire up the grill and try it yourself with these cheesy meatball and TATER TOTS® packets.

What You Need
1 pkg. (28 oz.) ORE-IDA TATER TOTS
1 cup HEINZ Tomato Ketchup
1/4 cup A.1. Original Sauce
4 cups frozen mixed vegetables (carrots, corn, peas), thawed
1 full recipe of Perfectly Portioned Meatballs
1 pkg. (8 oz.) KRAFT Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese

Let’s Make It
1 – Heat grill to medium heat.
2 – Place potatoes on 10 large sheets of heavy-duty foil sprayed with cooking spray. Mix ketchup and A.1. until blended; drizzle half evenly over potatoes. Top with mixed vegetables, Perfectly Portioned Meatballs, remaining ketchup mixture and cheddar. Fold foil to make 10 packets.
3 – Grill 10 to 15 min. or until heated through. Cut slits in foil to release steam before opening packets.

Kitchen Tips
Tip 1 – Size Wise: A perfect meal-time solution, these satisfying portion-controlled packets make cleanup a cinch.

Tip 2 – Substitute: If you don’t have heavy-duty foil, you can use a double layer of regular foil for each packet instead.

My Tip 1 – Meatballs. You can make the recipe provided (click to get to the link) and those meatballs are pretty darn tasty but me? I’m lazy so I just grab some Sam’s Sirloin Meatballs from Wallyworld and prepare them using package instructions.

My Tip 2 – The Perfect Proportioned Meatball recipe makes approximately 32 meatballs, which is basically 4 meatballs per packet. Me? I like my beef so I’m putting for or five in each and making fewer packets. You can adjust to taste/preferences.

All the nutritional details can be found at MY FOOD AND FAMILY. It was tough picking out a book and a character to highlight with this recipe. Heck, it’s so easy even Hannah could fix it–if Mac ever let her get close enough to the grill. 😉 Instead, I realized that this is something that Brodie Buchanan, the hero of UNDER THE ASSASSIN’S MOON would fix when he lived on his boat. Of course, he’d likely fix the entire recipe just for himself but hey, he’s a growing Wolf shifter, right? The good news is, his mate, former CIA assassin Zeta Cordero, likes these packets too. If you’re curious about their story, you can read UNDER THE ASSASSIN’S MOON for free with a Kindle Unlimited subscription or buy the book in digital or paperback from Amazon. Just click on any of the pics with the cover or on the title. What about y’all? Are you in favor of all-in-one packet meals?


About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of several award-winning series--Moonstruck, Nightriders MC, The Penumbra Papers, and Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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2 Responses to Tuesday Treats and Titles: Meatball and TATER TOTS® Packets

  1. Ya know, I’ve never tried to make an all-in-one meal packet. I’m more of a ‘throw everything into one pot, one pan, one crockpot, one baking dish or casserole dish’ kind of gal. Then we scoop out as much as we want. I can totally see Brodie doing this. But with really huge packets. LOL

    And I LOVE this book… but that goes without sayin’.

    • Silver James says:

      We used to do “grill” packets back in Girl Scouts when we camped out. Easy to cook over the campfire and eat in our metal mess kits. The foil made for easy clean-up too. This one would be easy enough to portion down for two people who don’t eat like Wolves, or ratchet up for a group for a backyard party. You know me. I’m all about the easy. 😉

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