Hobo Dinners

Hobo Dinners are a great summertime meal especially made for cooking outdoors. These portable meals are the perfect solution to the picnics and potlucks that summer often brings. They work well for those occasions because you can bring them already prepared and put them on the grill or campfire without fear of cross-contamination with other foods containing allergens. While I haven't deviated from the recipe that I know and love from my childhood, you could use a variety of ingredients in lieu of hamburger, carrots and potatoes. Be creative, have fun and eat well!


For one serving:
1/4 - 1/3 pound ground beef patty
10 baby carrots
1 small potato, coarsely chopped
1 slice onion
salt to taste
pepper to taste
1 teaspoon canola or grapeseed oil
"Safe" cooking spray
Square of aluminum foil


1) Spray the square of aluminum foil with cooking spray. Place the ground beef patty on the foil; salt and pepper both sides. Top with the carrots, potatoes, onion and salt and pepper. Drizzle the oil over the vegetables. Bring the sides of the foil together and seal tightly, then seal the ends.

2) Cook over medium high heat for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until hamburger is no longer pink. Serve with ketchup.

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