Recipe of the Week: Hobos

I’m not sure if anyone else had “hobo meals” growing up, but I’ve been putting them back in my rotation now that spring has sprung and grilling season is here!

My dad used to make claims he was the best “hobo maker” on earth, since he was a boy scout and he had to learn how to make these out on “the trails”.

Probably another “dad-ism”, but don’t we all need more of those?!

Anyways, I love this recipe. Easy. Customizable. Clean up is a SNAP!


  • 2# your preferred ground meat (I used 90/10 ground sirloin)
  • 1# white or sweet potatoes (or combo of both!)
  • 1 sliced yellow onion
  • 1# sliced or julienned carrots
  • 1# greens (green beans, peas, cabbage, etc.)
  • cup shredded cheese (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • garlic salt or garlic powder, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • Optional veggie ideas: sweet peppers, edamame, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, etc.


Make 4-6 patties out of ground meat. Place patties in the middle of a piece of aluminum foil. (make foil big enough to come back up to the middle of the patty and to go around the veggies … you can also double wrap/layer the foil to further prevent leaks!)

Sprinkle with garlic salt or garlic powder and pepper.Stack veggies on top of burger patty, starting with potatoes. Follow by onion slices. Follow with carrots and additional veggies. Add 1Tbsp butter on top.

Pull foil up to middle and gather at the top and twist closed. (try to make sure no areas are open on the side for easier clean-up).

Place in 375°F oven on cookie sheet or directly on oven racks if you are certain, all areas are closed up for 1 hour or until patties are cooked through. You can also cook on the grill at medium for 30-45 minutes, or until desired doneness.

Once cooked, open foil packet and sprinkle cheese (if desired) on top. Leaving foil packet open, place back in oven long enough to just melt the cheese.

No need for sides, the whole meal is in the packet!

There are SO Many ways you can make these so they match your particular likes and tastes! Mix it up and make it your own! Enjoy!

2018-04-05T07:53:17-05:00 April 5th, 2018|Fitness, Health, Recipe|0 Comments

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