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I have done the same thing

I have done the same thing except instead of the grill I used the car's engine while on long trips...allot better than fast food...

You need to use heavy duty

You need to use heavy duty foil. More sturdy. Otherwise it's great

Easy recipe to prepare and it

Easy recipe to prepare and it came out delicious! Great side dish for cookouts just double or triple this recipe.

I though it was bad to cook

I though it was bad to cook using tinfoil

It is bad to cook in anything

It is bad to cook in anything aluminum. So just get parchment paper, (for baking -- at grocer or restaurant supply), and make a pocket by folding large pieces of parchment together. Put your food to be cooked into the parchment pocket, then put the parchment pocket into the aluminum pocket. Agree with person who said use heavy duty aluminum foil. Or, as we cook for many people while camping, use the large aluminum foil deep-sided pans, (disposable/recyclable kind), lined with parchment paper, and after food is put into that, cover with parchment paper and finally seal with heavy duty aluminum foil. The aluminum pans are sturdier to put on grates over fires, directly on fires or on gas grills. Makes clean-up easy and all the aluminum is recyclable. However, we still keep some old stainless steel pots/pans just for camping, which work just as well.

Aluminum foil can leach into

Aluminum foil can leach into food when it’s heated up in a fire, on a grill, or on a stove, but not likely after one use. If it’s used multiple times to cook with, then it’s more likely. Acidic foods (vinegar, lemon juice, ketchup) speed up process of aluminum dissolving into food, and will even happen at room temperature, but only with acidic foods. In the fridge with non-acidic food, it’s fine.