Thursday, September 16, 2010

Hobo Dinners (Please tell me you know what they are!)

I was surprised at how many of my facebook friends didn't know what hobo dinners are! Even my kids who camp all the time with their dad say they haven't had one since I used to go camping with them. Seriously? These are so fun and delicious! They're of course PERFECT camping food, but they also work great anytime! You can cook them on a bbq grill or in your oven as well.

The ingredients are pretty flexible.


This is for one of my kids... hamburger patty, a couple of potato slices, baby carrots, frozen corn and a scoop of cream of mushroom soup right out of the can.


Labeled with a "K" for kids :)

This is a grown up one... Nice and full! I also added celery and onion soup mix.


Place them on hot coals and cook for around 20 minutes turning them over half-way through.


So good! They smell fabulous!


Hooray! Don't forget the s'mores for dessert! :)

10 comments:

Arya said...

I hadn't heard of these. How fun and super easy & flexible!! LOVE IT!!!

Carmen C. said...

I hadn't heard of them either but they look delicious and easy:D

Mrs. Mordecai said...

We just call these tin foil dinners. We made some while camping recently with snap peas, fries, and chicken nuggets. That was a big hit with the kids! Yours look great. I'd love to do one with a hamburger patty sometime.

Garden of Egan said...

Those are so yummy! You made me hungry!

Stephanie said...

We used to do those when I was younger. We'd do either ground beef or boneless skinless chicken, plus potatoes and carrots, salt and pepper. Hmm, I think I have an idea for dinner tonight...

Miss Mandee said...

Totally love these! I haven't had them since we lived in Cache Valley...I might have to make some for dinner some time.

Marie said...

I know what hobo dinners are!! Haven't had one since Girls Camp, but they are good!

Cindi said...

Never have called them Hobo Dinners....always Foil Dinners. I like making them in the oven to enjoy all year. Might have to do these soon, because they are g~o~o~d!

Daughter of the King said...

I love hobo meals when we go camping! It has been a few years since I've had one but you have given me inspiration to make some again. I'm going to try your "recipe" with the extras added in. Looks Yummy!

You left me a comment over at Front Porch Ponderings about my Zucchini Tomato Salsa. I actually made it this summer using a packaged salsa mix (red package) I found in the canning section. I ended up adding a bit of this and a bit of that with my zucchini added in and it turned out DELICIOUS! When I did the research I found that zucchini is safe to can as long as it is a part of something, i.e. soup/salsa/etc. I even made zucchini "soup" last year which was basically a sauce consisting of zucchini cooked down to a soupy mixture with lemon juice added. I use it to cook my fish in. I found good tips on youtube for zucchini. Hope this helps!

Holloway Family said...

We LOVE hobo dinners!! We use shish-kabob meat (pork, chicken, or beef) from the butcher shop, green peppers, carrots, onions, potatoes. Cook them on the grill. The most delicious meals! I usually make french bread (garlic butter spread and crushed cilantro) as well with this meal. We use bbq sauce or heinz 57 to dip the meat into. man I'm hungry!