Hobo Dinner Recipe
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Hobo Dinner Recipe

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Dining alone has its benefits...I can cook what I like! This is a favorite.—Pat Walter, Pine Island, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:1 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 1 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 pound ground beef
  • 1 potato, sliced
  • 1 carrot, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 sheet heavy-duty aluminum foil (18 inches x 13 inches)
  • Salt and pepper to taste, optional

Nutritional Facts

One serving (prepared with extra-lean ground beef and without salt) equals 371 calories, 16 g fat (0 saturated fat), 82 mg cholesterol, 81 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 28 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable.

Directions

  1. Shape beef into a patty; place in the center of foil with potato, carrot and onion. Sprinkle with salt and pepper if desired. Fold foil over and seal well; place on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes. Open foil carefully. Yield: 1 serving.
Editor's Note: Dinner may also be grilled, covered, over medium coals for 45-60 minutes or until potato is tender.
Originally published as Hobo Dinner in Taste of Home August/September 1996, p16

Nutritional Facts

One serving (prepared with extra-lean ground beef and without salt) equals 371 calories, 16 g fat (0 saturated fat), 82 mg cholesterol, 81 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 28 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable.

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

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Reviewed Jul. 8, 2013

Very good! Added 1 TBSP dry onion soup mix & a drizzle of A1 to each packet.

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Reviewed Aug. 1, 2012

I grew up on this 1. We always put chopped green peppers in ours as well. Gives it a much better flavor. So easy, fast and cheep meal.

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Reviewed Feb. 28, 2012

made this and was extremely blah, so I tweaked it a little. I added some worcerterershire sauce,egg, garlic powder,chopped red and green peppers, and some Japanese panko crumbs to the hamburger mix and then layered it like someone suggested. I put the carrots on the bottom then the potatoes, onions and then the hamburg patty. cooked it for the time stated and got some flavor. Still not excellen, but a good small dinner. Will make again, just not too soon.

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Reviewed Sep. 12, 2011

My family loves this, especially my dad who is a big meat-and-potatoes guy. We like to serve corn with it, it adds a little sweetness.

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Reviewed Sep. 5, 2011

I always put my potatoes and carrots on the bottom...then the onions, (green pepper is also good to add here) a little minced garlic, and then the hamburger on top. Of course you can season this with salt and pepper. This way the juices flow down through the veggies and flavor them. Yummy EVERY time!

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