Tuesday, April 12, 2016 / 26 Comments

Classic Hobo Dinners

                                                 

Every other week for years, like clockwork, we make and eat the most delicious Hobo Dinners. They are so simple and filling to make and make everyone happy. You can't go wrong with these and I have so many variations....you can make one for even the pickiest eater. My mom made them, and now I make them for my family. So preheat your oven to 400 degrees or get your campfire good and hot. To start I tear off a piece of foil for every pack I'm going to make. I would say tear your foil pieces to be about 8-12 inches long.





First, I rinse and peel and dice 1 potato, into small pieces, for every person that is eating. So 4 people equals 4 potatoes.



I slice 1/2 a bell pepper, into bite size pieces, for every person too.


        5 baby carrots per person seems to work or 1 1/2 whole size carrots peeled and chopped. Now I start assembling the packets.Each time you chop a veggie put a portion for 1 person into your foil.


A few pieces of whatever kind of onion you have on hand is always an added plus too.


For your hamburger patties I figure between 1/4 to 1/2 pound per person. For the ladies and kids  1/4 pound will do if you have teenagers and big guys ...give them a half a pound. No I'm not sexiest if your girls want a bigger patty by all means let them have them.


Stick your patties on your veggies. The reason I do this is because all of the juice seeps down and adds so much flavor to the veggies.


Now I like to use salt, pepper, parsley, paprika and a little garlic to season my packets.


I use one pat of real butter (not the fake stuff) on top. It adds lots of flavor and extra juice to cook the veggies.


Now all you have left to do is to wrap your foil packets and stick in the oven at 400 degrees for an hour or on your campfire for as long as it takes.



When you open up the packets you have all this yummy goodness.

                                          


They are hands down delicious. The sky is limit .... you can mix and match all kinds of meat and veggies...just don't forget the butter and seasoning.

For another variation of my hobo dinners go here.

What do you have planned this Spring? I'd love to hear from you.  I'm getting busy in the garden all week...trying to beat the rain this weekend.

~Valerie~
                       
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26 comments:

  1. When I was a Cub Scout Den Leader, I used to make these for my boys and the cub scouts. We always loved them. Sounds like something I could make for myself, while I do other things around the house.

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  2. I used to make these, Valerie, but haven't in quite some time. Thanks so much for the inspiration!!!! I have some chicken breasts and red potatoes that I'm going to use.

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  3. Hi Valerie! Oh, this sounds wonderful and pretty easy. I have heard of these kinds of dinners but I've never made one. I think I'll have to try one now! Thanks for the recipe and for popping in to see me
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  4. I used to love making these when I was in Girl Scouts. I may have to do this with my grandsons so they can pick their own stuff to put in the packets. :) Thanks for the great trip down memory lane. :)

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  5. How easy and so yummy, I bet. It makes a great meal without any fuss. You are always welcome at my house Valerie.

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  6. Hi Valerie (my sister has the same name),thanks so much for stopping by and commenting.

    I just received a catalog today that actually is selling foil packets! I wondered why would anyone buy that when they can easily be made.

    These are great for camping since you can eat right out of the foil. No muss no fuss.

    Your recipe sounds fabulous!

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  7. I think my guys would love this for dinner. what a fun way to cook! No Spring here yet...maybe this weekend, then garden time.

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  8. Hi Valerie, thank you so so much for popping in on my blog. I've never been to yours before, I can't wait to spend more time checking out what you're doing. I've been working on some rooms for the last few weeks so hope to have those posted before long. Stay tuned and I'll be back to see yours. Enjoy the rest of your week, Kelly.

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  9. Valerie,
    I love this recipe:) how wonderful is this! We are going to Colorado for a week this Summer with the family and we plan on having some great campfires.
    This is a recipe that I am certainly going to give a whirl!
    Thanks for sharing and I sure hope to see you tomorrow at TOHOT.
    Happy Wednesday:)
    Jemma

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  10. That's a neat idea. I'll have to give it a try!

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  11. Oh, it's been years since I've had these...they are so good! Thanks so much for a delicious reminder!

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  12. This was a Girl Scout special that became a family favorite. My kids made their own with their own special touch. I haven't made these in years. Thanks for the memory jog!

    Wishes for tasty dishes, Linda

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  13. Looks delicious and easy to do. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  14. Mercy that looks so delicious!! Havent seen those in years-'-used to make those at girl scout camp! So glad you stopped by to see me again Valerie! Have a great weekend new friend!

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  15. These hobo dinners sound delicious! I am indeed going to give these a try, as we do lots of bonfires during the summer. These would also be great to try during the winter months too. I am so happy to meet you Valerie! Have a blessed day :)

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  16. These hobo dinners sound delicious, Valerie. I do something similar for the barbecue. Always a treat to cook outdoors when you can. Thanks for sharing and linking.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  17. We've been making these since we first got married. They are so quick and absolutely delicious. :)

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  18. I will be featuring your post at No Place Like Home this week, Valerie. Have a lovely day.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  19. I like the ease of customizing this meal. It would also make a hearty meal for camping. I will have to keep this in mind for the summer.

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  20. This looks so yummy! I could easily make this for my family. Thank you!

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  21. I've never heard of hobo dinners. But that looks so easy to make! I love the idea of using butter to melt into the meat and veggies. Going to try that for sure.

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  22. I love the great names that you give your dishes. This hearty dish is homey and mouth watering. I'm sure i have all the ingredients so I'll give it a try today.

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  23. Ah! What a good way to add some extra flavor to those veggies! I can't believe I haven't thought of that yet. Lol.

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  24. I have never tried these. But it sure does look delicious. Will surely try them one day!!

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  25. I have not made a hobo dinner but it sounds absolutely delicious.I think this will be good for lunch too

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  26. Can't beat a simple but hearty meal! I will be trying this out for my family soon!

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