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Hobo Dinner

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 serving


  • 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


  • 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.
Editor's Note: Dinner may also be grilled, covered, over medium coals for 45-60 minutes or until potato is tender.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 374 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 69mg cholesterol, 84mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 6g fiber), 27g protein.
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  • grandmascooking22
    Feb 10, 2019

    being a Girls Scout as a child we always called these Campfire Dinners. I dressed this up a bit by adding mushrooms. When ready to seal I drizzled with about a T. of olive oil and then sprinkled with Mrs. Dash original seasoning. It's such a nice, tasty, easy meal.

  • Joni
    Jun 10, 2018

    I used mesquite grilling spices and added sliced bell peppers along with carrots, onions, and cornon the cob

  • Lynn
    Sep 19, 2017

    I use Yukon gold potatoes ( no need to peel) thinly sliced, onion and mushrooms also thinly sliced. When the ingredients are on the foil I add our favorite bbq sauce on top. It drips down into the veggies and is delicious.

  • sstetzel
    Jul 15, 2016

    I made these using a Debbie Meyer Grilling bag instead of foil, worked great!

  • WheelWellFarm
    Oct 21, 2015

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

  • lolohiser
    Apr 30, 2015

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

  • Kristy73
    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 :)

  • kapin3
    Nov 4, 2014

    Really tasty family loves it and its really easy to make

  • cmarie_1124
    Jul 8, 2013

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

  • best of home cooks
    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.