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Monday, April 11, 2011


The recipe of hobo dinner can be modified in many ways, that there are a number of variation you can always find. Just make sure you use a heavy-duty foil wrap, and close the opening tightly -- then you won't be losing your dinner into the fire! And by putting in ground beef with the vegetables in the foil packets, the flavors of the dinner are blended nicely. Once cooked, open carefully (we then added some shredded cheese), and dig in!

  • 6 Servings
  • Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min.


  • medium potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • large tomatoes, chopped
  • large onion, chopped
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup tomato juice
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • Additional salt and pepper, optional


  • In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, tomatoes, onion, mixed vegetables and mushrooms; set aside.
  • In another large bowl, combine the egg, tomato juice, oats, onion, salt and pepper; crumble beef over the mixture and mix well. Divide meat mixture into six portions; crumble each portion onto an 18-in. x 12-in. piece of foil.
  • Top with vegetable mixture; season with additional salt and pepper if desired. Bring edges of foil together; crimp to seal, forming a packet. Place on baking sheets.
  • Bake at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until no pink remains and a meat thermometer reads 160°. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 252 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 82 mg cholesterol, 603 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 20 g protein.