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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


  • 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


  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

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Reviewed Oct. 21, 2015

"Instead of salt and pepper i use the onion dip mix sprinkle a little in each bag gives it great flavor"

Reviewed Apr. 30, 2015

"I use a number of different vegetables to make the "Hobo Dinner" a real dinner. Make a different one each night!!"

Reviewed Feb. 5, 2015

"I used to make these with Ground Turkey meat and green beans and potatoes...I loved them, I need to start making these again. Thanks for the reminder :)"

Reviewed Nov. 4, 2014

"Really tasty family loves it and its really easy to make"

Reviewed Jul. 8, 2013

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

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