Thursday, November 12, 2015 / 18 Comments

Sausage and Sweet Potato Hobo Dinners


   As a child my mom worked 3 jobs as a social worker but always made time to make us dinner...She had a way of making something out of anything in the fridge and if it was leftovers even better. 


Mom made every hobo dinner variation possible. Meat, some kind of potato, and veggies. 

With three kids, 2 of them growing teenage boys that could inhale a bag of groceries, while carrying them in from the car she knew she had to do something that would hold them. The hobo dinners did it.


 Now it was nothing for them to eat 2 but still it filled them up and it was easy for her to make quickly. Today, we are still eating hobo dinners in my home...and the sausage and sweet potato variation is one of my favorite. The grease from the sausage flavors the sweet potatoes, green peppers, and onions so well.

I know if you try them you and your family will find your favorite variation too.
Sausage and Sweet Potato Hob Dinners

  • 2 Packages Eckrich Sausage
  • 1 Large White Onion
  • 2 Large Green Bell Peppers
  • 4 Medium Size Sweet Potatoes
  • 1 Tablespoon Ground Chipotle Seasoning
  • Salt to Taste
  • Pepper to Taste
Cooking Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. Peel and slice sweet potatoes into bite size pieces.
  3. Peel and chop onions into bite size pieces.
  4. Slice sausages and bell peppers into bite size pieces.
  5. Take 4 pieces of foil about 12 inches long and layer sweet potatoes, green peppers, onion, and sausage in each packet.
  6. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and chipotle seasoning.
  7. Close foil packets and set in baking dish to catch the grease.
  8. Cook for one hour.
  9. Enjoy.
  10. This is also great over a campfire but may take longer than 1 hour to cook.
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Happy Eating,

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  1. I haven't had these in years! I must make them again - thanks for the recipe!

  2. Memories! I have some sausage ... guess what I'm going to do!

  3. It's amazing what one can do with leftovers! Thanks for sharing at No Place Like Home and Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. I often cook fish in foil packets but I had forgotten about hobo dinners! Your recipe sounds delicious - a lovely combination of flavours. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop.

  5. This sounds so good. I will be trying it soon.

  6. Your mom sounds pretty awesome, three jobs and no maid!
    And this sounds really yummy,never had it before but I love most meals with sausage and small veggies so I'd definitely keep this in mind.

  7. I love the added veggies. I feel like so many people do meat and potatoes and leave out the color! This looks like a well-balanced meal!

  8. Is that a Polish sausage? I'm not familiar with it. I like to brown that and add in scrambled eggs. It's delicious. This looks like something my husband would enjoy. We love anything with sweet potato.

  9. This is the second recipe I've seen this week with these sausages. I must buy some to make delicious recipes!

  10. Easy to make and sounds very filling. Nice recipe.

  11. My Mom is very happy with your recipe! She's making us these next weekend.

  12. These looks so fantastic! I need to try it out someday. I love sausage!

  13. This brings back my childhood! :) We used to have hotdog pancakes! LOL!

  14. This recipe is easy to make and sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe with us!

  15. I always love recipes that involves Sweet Potato and this sounds like a delicious & easy recipe to try out. Such a great dinner option anytime and my husband would love it so much.

  16. Yumm! I love sausages and have been looking for a new way to cook them. This recipe will come in handy!

  17. This looks so absolutely delicious! I love that it is quick and easy, my entire family will enjoy this meal!!

  18. I love meals which are nourishing and tasty at the same time.This is a perfect balance of nutrients.Your mom must have been amazing.Three jobs and cooking.My God!


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