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Hobo Foil Pack Dinner

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I first had these when I was in girl scouts. This was one of the dishes that the troop loved and was willing to make as often as possible. I was rather sad when my own daughter decided against Girl Scouts.

So I have gone through my memories and tried to make each of the ‘different’ types of foods or meals that we did during those fun times.

Hobo dinners also actually got the name due to the hobos that used to ride the trains and camp at the lower embankments waiting for the next train. The hobo could start a fire and wrap the food of choice in the foil and place it near the campfire to cook.

One of the fun parts of making hobo foil pack dinners is the obvious variety that  can be made.

Frequently Asked Questions:

            Is it only beef patties that can be made in a foil packet?

Absolutely not! You could cook chicken breast, pork chops, sausage of all types and of course the beef. Add in some vegetables to the packet and the food all cooks together to make a complete meal.

            What is the easiest and quickest foil packet?

I would have to say the beef patty, potatoes, carrots and seasoning. Of course, put some cheese on top of the patty for a creamy and delicious added flavor.

            What type of Cheese should I use?

You could use American, Cheddar, blended cheese or mozzarella. There are so many types of cheese that can be used that it is actually hard to choose. I prefer cheddar and swiss together.

What do you need to make Hobo Foil Pack Dinner

            1 pound ground beef, lean

            1 pound baby potatoes, cut in half

            3 large carrots, cut into 1 inch pieces

            ½ tsp garlic powder

            ½ tsp onion powder

            Salt and pepper to taste

            ½ onion sliced into thin strips

            2 tbsp Olive Oil

            1 tbsp Italian seasoning(I use just a seasoning salt)

            1 cup shredded Colby jack cheese

How to make Hobo Foil Pack Dinner

FIRST STEP:

Cut four sheets of heavy duty aluminum foil. You want heavy duty to help prevent the burning that is possible.

Combine the ground beef, garlic powder, onion powder and salt and pepper.

Mix well

Shape into four patties and place in the center of the Aluminum foil

SECOND STEP:

In a medium sized bowl, place the cut up potatoes, the carrot slices and the sliced onion. Pour the Olive Oil, and Italian Seasoning over the top

Stir well to combine

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THIRD STEP:

Divide equally between the four packets

Fold the foil up on all sides to seal the packets

Place the packets on the grill or on the coals of a fire

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FOURTH STEP:

Cook for 45 to 60 minutes until the potatoes are soft.

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Be sure to flip the packet to prevent burning.

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Enjoy!

YUM!

Hobo Foil Pack Dinner

Hobo Foil Pack Dinner

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes

Ingredients

  •             1 pound ground beef, lean
  •             1 pound baby potatoes, cut in half
  •             3 large carrots, cut into 1 inch pieces
  •             ½ tsp garlic powder
  •             ½ tsp onion powder
  •             Salt and pepper to taste
  •             ½ onion sliced into thin strips
  •             2 tbsp Olive Oil
  •             1 tbsp Italian seasoning(I use just a seasoning salt)
  •             1 cup shredded Colby jack cheese

Instructions

FIRST STEP:

Cut four sheets of heavy duty aluminum foil. You want heavy duty to help prevent the burning that is possible.

Combine the ground beef, garlic powder, onion powder and salt and pepper.

Mix well

Shape into four patties and place in the center of the Aluminum foil

SECOND STEP:

In a medium sized bowl, place the cut up potatoes, the carrot slices and the sliced onion. Pour the Olive Oil, and Italian Seasoning over the top

Stir well to combine

THIRD STEP:

Divide equally between the four packets

Fold the foil up on all sides to seal the packets

Place the packets on the grill or on the coals of a fire

FOURTH STEP:

Cook for 45 to 60 minutes until the potatoes are soft.

Be sure to flip the packet to prevent burning.

Enjoy!

Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 558Total Fat 30gSaturated Fat 12gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 15gCholesterol 127mgSodium 375mgCarbohydrates 30gFiber 4gSugar 3gProtein 43g

These recipes are calculated as a courtesy. They are not intended as medical advice or guaranteed accurate. Please do your own calculations if necessary.

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